City, Museums / Culture
Kid Friendly: Yes. The tour is suited for kids from 7/8 one and older. The parents need to be able to control their kids, especially in the museum and at Monets Garden.
The house of Claude Monet and it's Garden are NOT suited for wheelchairs. The museum of Giverny is perfectly adapted to wheelchairs as well as the chateau de Bizy. Some towns can be visited with a wheel chair some not.
Maximum travelers: 8
English (fluent), French (fluent)
Monet at Giverny and medieval Normandy in one trip
Since the Antiquity, the Seine Valley is one of the most important trade route in Europe. It has seen the Romans, the Barbarians from the East, the Francs, the Vikings and many more. That's why you can find in the Seine Valley many old castle and some charming little medieval towns.
But It's also a beautiful landscape which has been inspiring many famous painters of the XIX century. The most famous being Claude Monet which lived for a long time in a beautiful cottage at Giverny.
This trip is dedicated to all who want to see not only this famous place but also the history and the landscape who inspired Claude Monet and his brethren.
From Le Havre we follow the Seine River using charming roads and passing smaller towns to go to Giverny and to the Chateau of Bizy. This chateau was the favorite place of the last French king Louis Philippe.
From Le Havre or Rouen along the Seine Valley to Giverny and to Vernon.
Meeting Location + Tour Duration
Meeting location: Le Havre, Honfleur, Caen or Rouen area.
End location: Le Havre, Honfleur, Caen or Rouen.
For a drop off in Paris, please contact me before.
Duration: 9 hours
Time may vary if there is some traffic jam
A comfortable mini van with full A/C for each guest and the possibility to load your electronic equipment
The transportation,petrol and high way fees,the full day guiding,the visits on the sites.
Estimated Local Cash Needed
50 Euro - Museum entry, lunch, souvenir, per person
IMPORTANT! Many shops in Normandy refuse to accept 500 and 200 euro bills, the best is to use small 50 and 20 euro bills.
The entry fees to the museums, castles and the house of Claude Monet.
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This was quite likely the best tour I have ever booked. He was knowledgeable and taught us how to analyze art. He knew the perfect small French cafe to eat. Above and beyond!