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WALK IN THE FOOTSTEPS OF MONET & VAN GOGH GENIUS PAINTERS

ONE-DAY CULINARY TOUR

The Painters Route

$580.00$690.00

WALK IN THE FOOTSTEPS OF CLAUDE MONET & VINCENT VAN GOGH GENIUS ARTISTS TO DISCOVER GIVERNY AND AUVERS-SUR-OISE, THE VILLAGES AND HOUSES WHERE THEY LIVED AND WORKED.

– Giverny & Auvers s/Oise guided tour including visits to the artists’ residences
– Gourmet Lunch in Giverny
– Duration: 9 hours (9am-6pm)
– Scheduled Thursday-Saturday.

IMPORTANT!
Before booking this tour, please contact Corinne at lifestylevacations@gmail.com to check the availability. Thank you.

Walk in the Footsteps of Monet & Van Gogh genius Painters...

The Painters Route featuring Giverny & Auvers s/Oise is a tribute to Claude Monet and Vincent Van Gogh genius painters, a glorious celebration of the fine arts through the intimacy of the places where the artists lived and worked.

Walk in the footsteps of featuring Giverny and to Auvers-sur-Oise picturesque villages. More than a visit to Monet’s house & gardens and to Auberge Ravoux where Van Gogh spent the last months of his short life, this one-day private tour departing from Paris is a full immersion in quiet environments which invites to creation, reflexion, and meditation. The itinerary has been designed by Corinne Preteur who also personally escorts this VIP tour.

ITINERARY

Giverny is not only Claude Monet’s hometown but also a picturesque village which inspired American impressionist painters. They founded a source of inspiration in such a beautiful environment of chalk cliffs, fields, rivers, and light. Claude Monet lived almost 43 years (1883-1926) in Giverny. With an unlimited passion for gardening and colors, the Master manicured his flower and water gardens like works of art. In walking through the house and gardens, you feel the atmosphere that reigned at Monet’s home and the marvel at the floral compositions and, his greatest source of inspiration. You will visit his house, gardens and Japanese prints collection. The passion Monet felt for Japan led him to introduce Japanese touches into the completely original universe he had created in Giverny. The inspiration he drew from the Japanese art of gardens is clearly visible in the planning of the pond which he transformed into a spectacular « water garden » (elements of vegetation, water Lily pond, etc).

The morning visit is followed by a gourmet lunch in Giverny. You will relax and enjoy your lunch in a typical Normand-style villa, decorated in a haven of peace and serenity.

You will visit Auvers-sur-Oise in the afternoon, enjoying the Vexin quaint countryside on the way. Vincent Van Gogh spent the last period of his short life in this village, renting a hotel room in the Auberge Ravoux. Secured by the presence of his brother Theo, Van Gogh founded the serenity and the inspiration which highly influenced his work: he painted more than 70 pictures within only 70 days. Auberge Ravoux is today a museum, a place of memory and meditation that you will visit. You will stroll across the village narrow streets to the Romanesque/gothic church immortalized by Van Gogh, the house of Doctor Gachet, and the cemetery where Theo and Vincent Van Gogh are buried side by side.

Program Price per person

$890 (private tour for 2 people)
$540 (3 to 4 people booked together)
It includes: Paris round-trip private transfer by luxury car or van, full-day private guided tour, visits to Claude Monet’s House and Gardens and to Auberge Ravoux in Auvers (entrance fees included), gourmet lunch in Giverny.

Not included: Wine in the restaurant, personal expenses and personal insurance and all which is not listed in “price includes”.


Tour dates

This tour is offered upon request, scheduled Thursday, Friday and Saturday.
It’s available from April to October, except July 14 – August 20, and on public holidays.

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