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3-day bike tour in Giverny, the homeland of impressionism

Reference M-NM0301
  • 3 days
  • Moderate
  • All year long
  • Minimum age 14 year
179€ / pers.
  • Itinerary
  • Easy to reach from Paris, Giverny will be your base during this self-guided bike tour through the homeland of impressionism. You cycle each day to explore the area and ride back to Giverny. You enjoy the green and colourful nature of this region which was the inspiration of the famous painters including the very famous Claude Monet.

    Day 1

     
     
    You settle in the guesthouse "Les Jardins d’Hélène" where you will be warmly welcomed in a cosy house standing in the middle of a lush garden.

    Welcome meeting with your host, briefing about the routes and bike fitting.

    Learn about the life stories of the impressionist artists by walking in the village of Giverny and visiting the house of Claude Monet.

    Day 2

     
     
    This round trip takes you to the town of Les Andelys on small roads following more or less the course of the Seine river. You go through pretty villages and cycle through forest. Nestled in a loop of the Seine, the town of Les Andelys is overlooked by the ruins of Château Gaillard, a magnificent medieval fortress built by Richard Heart of Lyon. Do not miss to wander in the town streets and stop to admire the Gothic church of Notre-Dame.

    Day 3

     
     
    The itinerary of today leads you to Gasny where you take the cycle path of the Epte Valley to Gisors. The cycle path is following the former line of the old Norman-French border in the wilderness. You can stop along the way in the villages of Fourges, Bray-et-lu and Dangu. Your end destination Gisors is a pretty town with a rich past. You can visit its legendary medieval castle, the Church of St. Gervais and St. Protais and the "château de Boisgeloup" where Pablo Picasso lived from 1930 to 1936. You take the same way back to Cheverny.
  • Accommodation
  • Les Jardins d’Hélène

    The house was built in 1906 in the style of Giverny and was called « the house at the end of the village » before it became a charming Bed & Breakfast. Sandrine will welcome you in a cosy place where she created a simple, colourful and personal atmosphere. The walls are covered with pictures that she selected. There are plenty of books on every subject : photography, travel, comic books, music and novels in French and English. The decoration of the rooms is inspired from the period of Claude Monet. The garden is a peaceful haven for relaxation.
    * Example of the type of accommodation
  • Bikes, luggage and documents
  • The bikes

    Your host will provide you with a hybrid or mountain bike and will help you with the bike fitting. You will also be provided a saddle bag to be able to put your belongings for the day and/or your picnic.


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