See two of the top sights in France – the Palace of Versailles and Monet's garden at Giverny – during a day trip from Paris. This full-day tour allows you to visit both Louis XIV's lavish palace plus the picturesque gardens of the Giverny home that inspired many of Claude Monet's most famous paintings in one tour.

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

Leave Paris for a full-day tour of two of the most popular day trip destinations outside the French capital – Louis XIV's Palace of Versailles and Monet's garden in Giverny.

Begin with a visit to Giverny, where Impressionist master Claude Monet lived from 1883 until his death in 1926. The gardens that surround his former home were the inspiration for many of his most famous scenes, including the water lily pond he captured in the 'Nympheas' series and the gentle arch of the Japanese bridge over that pond. Tour Monet's gardens, as many artists have, and see if you don't leave inspired.

After Giverny, take a midday break for lunch at the Moulin de Fourges, an 18th-century mill on the Epte River outside Giverny that's been transformed into a restaurant and inn. From there, continue your tour to Versailles.

The opulent Palace of Versailles was once the home of King Louis XIV and Marie Antoinette. On a tour of their extravagant apartments, try to imagine daily life for the royal family. Walk through the famous Hall of Mirrors, the Grand Apartments, the Queen's Apartments and more as your guide helps bring history to life for you.

Enjoy some free time to wander through the expansive gardens behind the palace at Versailles before your day trip concludes and you travel back to Paris.

Versailles Fountain Show Special Program:
The fountains in the Versailles gardens are part of a special display set to the music of Louis XIV's era on Saturdays and Sundays from April 2-October 30, on May 5, Tuesdays from May 24-June 28 and July 14. Entry fees to this special program are included in the cost of the day tour.

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Customer Reviews

DHIRENDRA S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2016

Worth every penny of it.

angel

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2016

Amazing place

Doris R

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2016

This day was great. The tour guide was super knowledge and shared some really nice stories. The lunch that they took us too was the best the restaurant was very generous was the food and wine. We had plenty of free time to visit the garden at Versilies and enjoy the fountain show.

Shari

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2016

Fantastic tour with great host for the day. Learned a lot and he a truly enjoyable day!

Daniel Edgardo C

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2016

Excellent in every way. Great communication skills and extensive knowledge of the guides during all visits.

Donna B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2016

Amazing tour, Monet's gardens are a sight to see. The house was interesting but the gardens more so. Versailles is unbelievable, such beauty and design and paintings galore. Our guide was extremely knowledgeable. The coach bus was comfortable. Lunch was superb at a charming water mill restaurant in the country. Well worth the money for this tour. I'd definitely use them again.

Celdy

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

I enjoyed it very much, our tour guide was wonderful and the lunch was excellent!

ELLE Australia

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

Joanne M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

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Stephen G

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.

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