Orsay Museum & Giverny Audio Guided Tour

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Explore Giverny and the Musée d’Orsay at your own leisure, you can take a delve into the world of impressionism and learn about the life of Claude Monet.

Our guide to Orsay Museum & Giverny Audio Guided Tour

Your day begins when you collect your audio guide at the meeting point. You will head directly to the Musée d’Orsay, which is a 10-minute walk. You will have approximately two hours to visit this museum in its unique setting: a former train station on the banks of the Seine. You will discover the world's biggest collection of impressionist and post-impressionist paintings as you follow the tour and listen to commentary from your audio guide about the major works, such as: "Dance at Moulin de la Galette" by Auguste Renoir , "The Gleaners" by Jean-François Millet, "Small Dancer, Aged 17" by Edgar Degas, "Luncheon on the Grass" by Edouard Manet, "The Card Players" by Paul Cézanne , "Poppies" by Claude Monet, "Arearea, or Joyousness" by Paul Gauguin and "Starry Night" by Vincent Van Gogh.

Between 12:00 pm and 1:15 pm, you will have free time to have lunch wherever you choose. After lunch you will board an air conditioned coach and 1.15pm. You will arrive at the Giverny Gardens after about 1.5 hours of driving. Here you can discover the village in Normandy where Claude Monet spent the last 43 years of his life. You can begin your outing with a tour of the Monet home to set the mood by learning about the day-to-day life of this impressionist. You will walk through the blue sitting room, the pantry, Claude Monet's first workshop, the kitchen and the dining room, where a significant collection of Japanese engravings is on display. Next you will head upstairs for a look at the private quarters.

Finally, you will venture into Monet's Gardens as you continue to listen to the commentary provided by your audio guide about Claude Monet's everyday life, work and major pieces. You will enjoy the multicolored flowers and paths lined by roses. You will find yourself admiring this magnificent garden that was the source of Monet's inspiration. You will stroll through the Clos Normand planted with myriad oriental plants and the water garden with its Japanese bridge spanning the pond dotted with water lilies and ringed by weeping willows.

Terms and conditions

Terms and conditions for Orsay Museum & Giverny Audio Guided Tour

  • Advanced reservations are required. Please detail your chosen date when booking.
  • Audio guides may not be used inside the Monet House and in the studio, as the rooms are very narrow
  • This is an unescorted tour. Audio guides should be picked up at the meeting point before departure
  • Audio guide are available in French, English, Spanish, German
  • On-site visit duration: 3hours 30 approximately
  • Child ticket does NOT include audioguide, the child ticket is valid for entry only.  If you would like your child to have an audioguide, you will need to purchase an adult ticket
  • Once booked tickets are non refundable.

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