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Monet’s Garden in Giverny & Paris

  • Destination: France
  • Duration: 3 days

Take your school group to see some of the greatest art in the world on this 3 day tour to the French capital and to the inspirational home of the French master Monet in Giverny. Paris exudes style, glamour, and beauty and nowhere in the world is there a better selection of world-class art museums than in the French capital. Visiting the world’s most famous museum, Louvre, with its almost endless amount of paintings and sculptures is sure to inspire budding artists. Just a short distance away is also the Musee d’Orsay which houses an impressive collection of 19th century French art with perhaps the greatest collection of post-impressionist art.

Monet’s Garden in Giverny is an amazingly inspirational place for artists as well. The meticulously landscaped garden was the inspiration for many works by the founder of French Impressionist paintings and Master Claude Monet. The house and gardens offered Monet many suitable motifs for his works and some of his most famous paintings including Water Lilies and the Japanese bridge and The rose arches amongst others. Today, it is a popular destination for artists and fans of impressionism and Monet.

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Example itinerary

Day 1

Departure from school and travel to Dover or Folkestone for crossing into France and onward travel to Paris.

Day 2

Group arrives in arrives in the the centre of Paris for 9:00 a.m. approx..

Group spends entire day in Paris starting with walking tour along the River Seine and a visit to the Champs Elysees heading towards The Louvre Museum.

Day 3
Group after breakfast, check-out of hotel and travels to Giverny to visit Monet’s House and Garden and spends the day visiting the beautiful and charming estate which belonged to the famous impressionist painter Claude Monet.


Group departs from Giverny and travel to Calais for English Channel crossing back to Dover and onward travel to school.

Sights & places of interest in Paris

Eiffel Tower
Monet's Garden in Giverny & Paris– Located on the Champ de Mars in Paris, France, the Eiffel Tower is one of the most well known structures in the world.
– It is named after Gustave Eiffel, whose company was in charge of the project.
– The Eiffel Tower is 320 metres (1050 feet) in height.
– The Eiffel Tower is made of iron and weighs around 10000 tonnes.
– Eiffel Tower has had over 250 million visitors since its opening.
– Visitors can climb up stairs to the first two levels or take a lift which also has access to the third and highest level.

River Seine Boat Cruise
Monet's Garden in Giverny & ParisThe Seinne River is the main waterway in Paris and flows through it into the English Channel. It offers an ideal opportunity to see the many sights of Paris. Pass under many of the 37 bridges within Paris and the see what inspired many French artists with the city’s beauty.

Louvre Museum
Monet's Garden in Giverny & ParisTheLouvre Museum or The Louvre is one of the largest museums in the world as well as a historical monument. This central Paris landmark has some 35,000 objects over 60,600 square meters. It is so large, in fact, that seeing every object
only a few seconds would take you 3 months. Of course, the main exhibits are daVinci’s Mona Lisa, Venus de Milo, as well as works from Italian masters such as Raphael and Michelangelo among others. This is a must see for any aspiring artist and students across all key stages.

Arc de Triomphe
Monet's Garden in Giverny & ParisThe Arc de Triomphe de l’Étoile is located at the western end of the Champs- Élysées. It honours those who fought and died for France in the French Revolution and Napoleonic Wars. Beneath its vault is The Tomb of the Unkown Soldier from World War I. The monument stands 50 metres tall and the top can be accessed by visitors.

Notre Dame
Monet's Garden in Giverny & ParisAs one of the most well-known church buildings in the world, Notre Dame de Paris was the home of many of France’s historical events such as the coronation of Napoleon and Josephine and the canonization of Joan of Arc. It is the finest example of French Gothic architecture and houses some of Catholicism’s most important relics such as Crown of Thorns and one of the Holy Nails.

Sacre Coeur
Monet's Garden in Giverny & ParisThe Basilica of the Sacred Heart of Paris, or more commonly called Sacré-Cœur Basilica is a popular landmark on the highest point in the city which offers breath-taking views of the city. Constructed from 1875-1914, it is a double monument,
political and cultural, and located in the most rebellious neighbourhood Montmartre.

Champs Élysées
Paris & DisneylandArguably one of the world’s most famous streets, the Avenue des Champs Élysées was originally fields and market gardens until 1616 when it was transofrmed into an avenue of trees under the wishes of the French Queen Marie de’ Medici. Today, its streets are lined with luxurious shops and plenty of cafes and bistros.

Place de la Concorde
Monet's Garden in Giverny & ParisPlace de la Concorde is one of the major public squares in Paris and historically signifcant in the city. It is here that the guillotine stood during the French Revolution and many historical French figures met their fate including Queen Marie Antoinette, King Louis XVI and others.

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