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  • Location:Paris, France
  • Duration:9 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

Versailles and Giverny Day Trip

See more than Paris and take a day trip to Monet's garden at Giverny and Louis XIV's palace of Versailles. The full-day tour combines the two most popular excursions from Paris in one trip. You'll explore France's royal history at the incomparably grand Versailles palace and see the gardens that inspired so many of Claude Monet's masterpieces at Giverny.


  • Combined Versailles and Giverny tours day trip from Paris
  • Walk through Monet's inspirational garden
  • Tour of the grand chambers of Versailles palace
  • Optional Versailles fountains display
  • Lunch at the Moulin de Fourges restaurant, a picturesque mill on the banks of the Epte River
  • Illuminating commentary from your expert guide

Why Our Insiders Chose This Tour

You see opulent Versailles Palace and Monet's celebrated garden on this very informative day trip. Prepare to take some gorgeous photos!

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What You Can Expect

Versailles and Giverny Day Trip

Giverny, France

Monet lived at Giverny from 1883 to 1926, and it was here that he created such paintings as his famous "Nympheas" water lily sequence. Monet was the master of Impressionism, inspiring many visiting American Impressionist artists who walked through the gardens you'll visit on your Giverny tour. The Japanese bridge crossing the famous water-lily pond also featured in Monet's paintings.

Your tour continues to Versailles, on the way you will stop for lunch at the Moulin de Fourges, a picturesque mill on the banks of the Epte River. After lunch it's time for the glory and splendor of Versailles when you enter the gilded world of King Louis XIV. You'll visit the opulent Grand Apartments, the stunning chandelier-lit Hall of Mirrors and the Queen's Apartments. Along the way your expert guide brings the past alive with illuminating details of courtly life in the palace. While visiting Versailles you have free time to visit the formal gardens "a la Francaise".

Versailles Fountain Show Special Program:
April 3rd to October 31st (Saturdays & Sundays) and May 18th to June 29th (Tuesdays). For a selected time you have the option to see the magnificent fountain displays, which reveal the skill and artistry of 3 centuries of French garden design and engineering. The display is accompanied by music composed at the time of Louis XIV's court. Entrance fees are included in the cost of the tour.

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Customer Reviews


5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

This was the highlight of our Paris tour. Our tour guide was generous with her knowledge and held us accountable for promptness. Monet's Garden is a must. I went in early September and the weather was perfect and all the flowers were in bloom. Absolutely stunning. We then made our way to Moulin de Fourge for lunch. This was sensational. The place was so picturesque and lunch was extremely pleasant. Palace of Versailles was a little bit of a let down, as many of the artefacts are not located there but in other museums and locations. We didn't see the fountain in action, but the gardens were stunning

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015


5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

We absolutely loved this tour. It was a perfect way to end our trip. Giverny and it's gardens are absolutely gorgeous and lunch was spectacular. Versailles was wonderful as well however the weather was very hot and there were so many tourists making it difficult to stay together and get a good look at things. We were there in the beginning of August so I would guess if you go during a different time of the year you won't have issues with excessive tourists and hot weather. Versailles was the only negative part of the day due to those things but the place itself we really enjoyed. Overall this is great tour and make for a relaxing day outside the city.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

This was a great day - just a pity we could not spend more time at Versailles....
We will definitely return there. Monet's garden was beautiful and well worth the visit. Lunch was fabulous.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

fantastic trip with an amazing guide, Stephanie was brilliant in all aspects. we were so lucky to have the same guide on our louvre tour which was a nice bonus

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

I'm not sure why reviewers rated this trip so poorly, but I thought this trip was amazing. At least it provided us a way to easily get to both locations because I don't think the metro rail would have gotten us to Giverny easily. Second, the included lunch was amazing. I've never gotten a 3-course meal on any one-day trip I've booked. Third, our guide, Lorena, was very knowledgable concerning the paintings and history of the people found in the palace.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

Everything went perfectly. Our guide was excellent and the lunch provided was one of the best meals we had in Europe. Would definitely book again when travelling.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

The tour was wonderful! The bus was comfortable, the tour guide very good, the resaurant meal delicous, and both Giverny and Versailles a worthwhile trip.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

Skip the Line is definitely worth it at Versailles. Tour at Giverny is great and the lunch is fantastic at this picturesque location. Very knowledgeable tour guide too!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2015

I missed the bus for Versailles My fault. I got lost 3 times on the way to the office..... But they were able to get me on the afternoon tour for Giverney, which I appreciated! Lots of walking, but it was spectacular!

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