Normandy, the area around Giverny, is crisscrossed with forest hikes and cycle paths. Electric bikes are the ideal way to discover picturesque villages and colourful landscapes so loved by Impressionist painters.To ensure your bike is available, reservations are a good idea.All rides start from Giverny (bikes can’t be carried.)You will need proof of identity, a deposit of €1 200 and a rental contract.

All prices include helmet and lock.

One day :    € 55

Two days : € 80

Giverny, a source of inspiration for Claude Monet






And the winner is …

Kate Gabriel
As part of the Normandy Impressionist Festival, kate Gabriel won the contest I have organized about les Jardins d’Helene.
She won a night here, any time she wants.
Thanks to everyone who entered the contest, painters, photographers, poets, you have talent !


Bike Trip

Escape to the Seine valley, discover its charming villages, cycle with complete freedom.
Association between Les Jardins d’Helène and the Vélo Voyageur.Velo voyageur offers wonderful bikes trips
easily feasible by everyone : families with children, friends, couples.


“Swing it was and unforgettable it will be ! Thank you so much dear Sandrine for this delightful weekend. Hope to renew the experience next year with you and our dear friends. All our very best for the season to come. Hugs and Kisses from Cath and Pat.”

Watercolor Travel Journal


Learn to Keep a Watercolor Travel Journal in Giverny- Learn easy sketching, and watercolor techniques + how to record your travel memories in a pocket, purse or backpack size journal during your stay at Les Jardins d’Helene in Giverny, France.
There are interesting things to journal about everywhere you look. From the flowers on the door step of Les Jardins d”Helene to the waterlilies in Monet’s garden.
Barbara takes people on tours to beautiful locations (like Giverny) to tour, paint, shop, laugh and learn about the local culture.You will paint during “artists only” time in Monets Garden.
On the final evening of our workshop we will have a small show of work done during your week of instruction and everyone will receive a first place certificate for their efforts.
Do not hesitate to contact Barbara :

On the way of the Impressionisms


Let yourselves be driven by Stephane in a mythical car, the Citröen Traction.With the beloved one, in family or between friends, you will discover the neighbourhoods of Giverny, you will have great views over the spots where Claude Monet and the impressionist used to paint.
Departure from les Jardins d’Helene, 2 unforgettable hours !

Le cercle du Bâteau atelier de Vernon


“Le cercle du Bâteau atelier de Vernon”  boat club, allows artists to relive the impressionnist atmosphere along the banks of the river Seine. This boat is a replica of Claude Monet’s typical river boat. Starting from painter Pierre Bonnard’s house, which you can visit, you will sail down the river Seine and feel emotion , inspiration  and création. You will also enjoy exceptional views  fom the Seine, the banks, islands, houses and castles… Bertrand Vautibault your captain will stop at your will, to draw, paint, take pictures, or just have a look.

10€ per person or for a group of 5 a package is possible.

Private Events at les Jardins d’Helene


Celebrate a birthday, bring the whole family together, for one weekend or during the week, in a warm and friendly atmosphere.You will be able to rest, read, break away from your daily routine and recharge .

Arrange your private event at Les Jardins d’Helene and have a real quality time.