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

Highlights

  • 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 September 2015

very interesting and knowledgeable tour guide. we had learned a lot.

Claire Z
United States of America

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2015

This tour was fantastic. First, Giverny, which was absolutely lovely, then lunch at an absolutely picturesque restaurant, with very good food, which took us all a little by surprise. Then on the Versailles, which is a must for anyone visiting Paris. Both of our guides were terrific - lots of interesting information during both the bus ride and the tour of Versailles. Highly, highly recommended.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2015

Great day with very friendly knowledgeable guides. Great place to stop for lunch which was very enjoyable.
Only complaint was the weather. It poured rain all day and made it very uncomfortable.
Our driver also did a great job. Thanks to all

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2015

Great day out. Enjoyed Monets house and the free time to walk around the Village. The lunch was great and very picturesque and as other reviewers have said Versailles was crowded....but enough time to look around. The guide was very nice and helpful.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2015

Excellent guides. Lovely places and a very tasty lunch in a beautiful setting. Altogether a very enjoyable day. We would thoroughly recommend this tour.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2015

Our tour was fantastic! Great guides!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2015

This is the second not to be missed experience.....palace of Versailles incredible, Giverny and Monet's garden left an unforgettable impression on our visual senses....the lily pond, the house, the garden.....speechless....do not miss this tour. Well organised, good guide, comfy bus.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2015

One of my favorite days in Paris. Giverny was absolutely beautiful and Versailles was crowded but the guide navigated it well and I learned a lot and loved seeing the state rooms. I wish there had been more time for the gardens but I was able to take some pictures and enjoyed my time very much.

MyViator
United States of America

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2015

Excellent guide, driver, lunch, and tour. Great value for ! Highly recommend.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2015

Great day and lunch with a very informed guide. No ques or lines straight in Would defiantly recommend.

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