Giverny and Auvers-sur-Oise

    To the sources of Impressionism and Modern Art

    Visit the village, the house and studios where Claude Monet lived and worked during half of his life and the other charming painters' village of Auvers/Oise where Van Gogh lived and died

    • Giverny and Auvers-sur-Oise

      While driving you along the Seine river valley to Giverny, the village in Normandy where Claude Monet lived from 1883 to 1926, your guide will retrace the painter's life and his sources of inspiration.

      You will then visit his house and studio and the gardens he created as a subject for his paintings. See the ponds and the Japanese bridges built with a lock on the tiny Epte river for the Water Lilies series.

      A true immersion in the pictorial art of the last century, Auvers/Oise enchanted first Daubigny, Corot and Daumier (as proved by Daubigny's studio-house), to subsequently attract the major names of Impressionism. Apart from the château, where you are invited on a 'Voyage to the time of the Impressionists', you can immerse yourself in the unique atmosphere of the period at the Auberge Ravoux which put up Vincent Van Gogh before his death in 1890. Today one can see his miraculously preserved room and a museum devoted to him.

      Van Gogh spent a mere seventy days in Auvers-sur-Oise. Yet he was astonishingly prolific in this short time: the picturesque location and its inhabitants and surrounding countryside inspired him to paint more than seventy pictures. The modern visitor exploring the lanes of Auvers is reminded of them at every turn.

      Option: Include lunch near Giverny or at 'Van gogh's house' (Auberge Ravoux) in Auvers.

      - Private tour "à la carte" (no mixed group), duration: 8H
      - Pick-up from your hotel
      - "Skip the line" entrance fees to Claude Monet's house and gardens in Giverny included
      (From 1 to 7 passengers, the services are operated by minivan with a guide/driver, from 8 participants, the service are operated with a 16-seater minibus with a driver and a guide)

      • Claude Monet's house

      • Monet's Garden in Giverny

      • Van Gogh

      • The castle of Auvers/Oise

      • Van Gogh's grave

      • the Auvers church by Van Gogh