- Benefit from our skip-the-line tickets in museums and at Monet Foundation
- Let your kids feel like impressionism painters with their activity booklets!
- Feel like walking in an Impressionist canvas while visiting Giverny’s gardens
- Travel in private van for an hassle-free discovery of Giverny
Orsay/Orangerie & Giverny – Impressionnism Family Tour (Private)
Everybody likes Impressionism, don’t they? Kids are particularly attracted by its bright colors and daily life scenes. This full day tour offers you to take your whole family to the springs of this internationally renown Art, combining museums visits and the fresh air of the countryside.
At Orsay and Orangerie museums, then at Monet’s gardens in Giverny, live an artistic exploration on a playful mode, with activity booklets committing all tour long to your children’s participation. What could be more fascinating than admiring great artists’ canvasses before walking in their shoes to the places that inspired them?
This day dedicated to Colors begins with the Musée d'Orsay discovery. Here is the biggest impressionist collection in France and one of the vastest in the world. Provided with their personal activity booklet and with the help of their guide, your small art lovers will dive into the 19th century painting and dig the ways of the Impressionism… while having fun, of course.
Along the visit, riddles and mysteries to solve will introduce your kids to Art VIPs such as Renoir, Cézanne, Van Gogh. They will especially learn a lot about Claude Monet. Considered as the “pope of the Impressionism”, he will be the common thread of your day.
Indeed, the next stop is all about Monet. To get there, you just have to go across the Seine and through the Tuileries gardens. The Orangerie Museum houses of Water lilies murals. A place to deeply feel Monet’s poetry, as you’ll be surrounded by canvasses full of skies, calm waters and flowers. As if you already stand in Monet’s gardens.
By the way, the plan is to take you there: Giverny. After a quick lunch before leaving Paris, you will head to Monet’s true masterpiece: his gardens in Normandy. Along the road, your children will be kept entertained by both activity booklets and coloring notebooks, and they will arrive in Giverny as true Impressionism experts.
Once there, the afternoon will be dedicated to Giverny gardens exploration: there stands Monet’s colorful house. Everything is colored in Monet’s universe, from his art to his kitchen room! At the manor’s foot, the flowers garden is a kind of open-air painter’s pallet with its red nasturtiums, its pale pink roses and its purple irises.
To spot the famous Japanese bridge, your children will have to solve the secret of its access. Here you are on the Water lilies pond’s shores. This landscape is the direct inspiration of what you’ve previously seen in the Orangerie museum. Such an adventure to enjoy in the same day the reality and the masterpiece which led to it. A wonderful way to experience a life-size journey through Art.
Where is it possible to have lunch on the way?
As this is a long day, we suggest having a quick lunch in Paris before leaving for Giverny. If you want to eat outside of Paris, we can recommend you few addresses. Just be aware, it will then be a late lunch.
What if my family includes more than 4 members?
No problem. Just mention the composition of your party in our contact form, and we’ll do the rest.
Is this tour open all year long?
We wish it would, but unfortunately some days are not available, Mondays because the Orsay Museum is closed, Tuesdays because the Orangerie is closed, and from November 1st to the end of March because Giverny is closed.
Do you have any other type of combos such as this activity?
Meeting Address: Paris, France - at your convenience in Paris, from the end of March to November 1st included.
Solo Traveler? Welcome here!
Oops, we're sorry, but this tour can't be booked for 1 person, please fill up our contact form if you're a solo traveler!