Visit the charming towns of Giverny and Honfleur and learn about Monet and the Impressionism
Traveling by train between Paris and Normandy, Monet spotted Vernon through the window. But finally he rented a house in Giverny and bought it as soon as it became possible. Monet planted his garden so that he could paint in every season. Now it is a living memorial to Monet and his work.
It is an amazing feeling to be in a house where Claude Monet spent almost half of his life. We will walk by Monet's water garden and see famous water lilies and Japanese Bridge.
Honfleur is a magnet for artist today as it has been since the 19th century, this picturesque maritime town is very pretty with its cobbled streets, half-timbered or slate-fronted houses. So there are no surprises that Claude Monet started his artist life in Honfleur.
Le Vieux Bassin, the charming old dock at the heart of the town, is brimming with colourful sailing boats.
Learn about Impressionism and visit the most beautiful towns of Normandy.
If you have only 4 hours, it would be possible to arrange Honfleur visit in half-day tour.
I meet you in Le Havre near your cruise ship at 8. 30am. Also we can start at 8. 00am or 9. 30am.
We need about 1h and half to get to Giverny. We visit together Claude Monet's house and garden.
Then we stop for lunch. If you would like to have a walk in Giverny at your own (for group tour), we have enough time too.
Next we drive to Honfleur. I will show you an amazing town with old harbor. We stay about 1h and half and then we drive to Le Havre. If you need to have free time after guided tour in Honfleur, it's possible too.
We should be in Le Havre about 5. 00pm.
Meeting Location + Tour Duration
Meeting location: Cruise Ship Port in Le Havre or Hotel/Rail station
End location: Le Havre, Hotel in Normandy or Paris.
Duration: 8 hours 30 min.
The tour duration depends on traffic.
Transportation in A/C Citroen C8. Up to 6 people.
Estimated Local Cash Needed
50 euros - Your lunch, entrance ticket, gifts.
It would be possible to book a tour using your rental car (less expensive coast). Please note that I'm not allowed to drive your car due to insurance issues.
My car can fit up to 6 people comfortably.
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The tour could not have been better. Elena was wonderful. She was so knowledgeable and it was a pleasure to spend time with her. We all learned so much and enjoyed her wit and humor. We thank her for a memorable tour.