Let Monet's passion inspire your creative side. As Claude Monet saw the countryside of Giverny from his train window in 1883 he instantly fell in love with this stunning place. Feel inspired by the spirit of Monet which lives on in the famous gardens he created around his humble residence where he lived with his family until his death in 1926. The gardens invoke the artist in us all with their picturesque willow trees, water lilies, and orchards. They are as pretty as a painting... or a photograph.
Whether you are starting off, are a hobbyist, or have years of experience, our team of professional photographers will find superb photographic opportunities for all kinds of interests, from the Clos Normandy to the Water Garden with it's famed Japanese Bridge, and taking in the quaint village of Giverny. Take advantage of the one-on-one experience of our private and personalised tour to develop your own creative vision.
Each tour is crafted to the skills and needs of the participants. Apart from taking photos, you can also expect to learn:
- Creative composition, using lines, repetition, camera angles
- Training your eye: composition, subjects, lighting
- Close up floral photography
- Taking control of your camera: f-stop, shutter speed, ISO and focusing
- Reviewing your photography
In the tour, we cover the interior of Monet's house, the Clos Normand, the Water Gardens as well as the village of Giverny itself. Make sure to pack your comfortable shoes. You won't be on your feet the entire time, we will have a little break to make sure we grab a bite to eat and we can talk about photography before we head back to Paris. Each tour is led by a professional photographer who can craft the perfect tour suited directly to your skill set.
Each tour is private, but feel free to bring along guests, such as other photographer friends or your partner and family, but we ask you to limit the group to three people for a basic option or four people for a gold option. This way we can work at your pace to make sure you take away the skills that last a lifetime.
A photographer will meet you at your hotel and you will take a private car to Giverny. Transportation, Monet's Garden tickets, as well as lunch, will be provided in the price. The photographer will drop you off at your hotel in Paris.