7.00 am: Be met in the lobby of your hotel in Paris.
Go to Giverny where you will visit the home, studio and gardens of Claude Monet, the great impressionist painter. The rooms are filled with Monet‘s collection of Japanese engravings. We begin with a walk through the romantic nymphea pond gardens and continue towards Claude Monet's house through the flower bed paths. The flower beds are exquisite, absolutely perfect color combinations that only a fine artist could conceive. Here Claude Monet began his well-known "Séries" which later made him famous.Visit the water garden where you will find the famous Japanese bridge covered with wisterias, other smaller bridges, weeping willows, a bamboo wood and above all the famous nympheas which are in bloom all summer long. The pond and the surrounding vegetation form an enclosure separated from the surrounding countryside. Lunch is at leisure. Continue onto Rouen. The city, also known as the ‘Ville aux cent clochers’ dear to Victor Hugo, has preserved much of its historical center, which is now largely composed of pedestrian streets. As you walk through the historical center, past half timbered houses, discover architectural treasures, for example Gothic monuments like the Notre Dame Cathedral, St Ouen Abbey, Saint Maclou Church and the Palais de Justice, or Renaissance style monuments like the Gros Horloge, Saint Maclou Ossuary and the Bourgtheroulde Mansion. You will follow in the steps of Richard the Lion Heart, Joan of Arc, Pierre Corneille and Gustave Flaubert, some of the many characters who have been part of Rouen’s history.
7.00 pm: Drive back to Paris at the end of the day.