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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 July 2015

The tour was excellent and so informative! We had a very nice tour guide Joebelle. And the food at Le Moulin de Fourges where we had our lunch which was included in the tour was superb! It was a delish! To sum it up we had a great time during our stay in Paris and thanks to Viator for our tour! You didn't disappoint us Will definitely book another tour in the future!!!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2015

Amazing experiences seeing Monet's gardens and then Versailles, definitely recommended!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2015

We loved our day tour to Monets house and gardens and Versailles. Our guide Vincent was great fun and in particular brought Versailles to life for us.

The lunch was in a beautiful location and gave us the opportunity to talk with our fellow travelers from all over the world.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2015

The most wonderful trip ! Very organized and followed neat schedule. First we visited Giverny. Breathtaking views the entry of Monet house and gardens was like a trip in the past. These people actually lived here! Secondly we visited Versailles. The palace was beautiful in every way . We needed more time in the gardens though since they are big and soooo beautiful.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2015

This is a geat tour and well worth doing it for a day. Versaille is huge and beautiful. Very impressive . My favorite was Giverny to Monet home and garden. The day before we went to the Musee d'Orsay to see Monet's painting and to see the lilly pond with the bridge at his home was such a great experience. The garden was in full bloom which made it really pretty. If your time in Paris permits do this day trip.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2015

This was one of my favorite tours. Our tour guide, Vincent, did an excellent job and looked out for our group especially at Versailles.

Giverny was absolutely beautiful.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2015

This tour is a full on day tour to explore both Giverny and Versailles. You are given plenty of information from the guides and you have plenty of time to explore on your own both of the places.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2015

Nice and relaxing trip. I avoided a lot of problems and waiting with regard to visiting the Versailles Palace. I would definitely do this trip again.

Sandra A
United States of America

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2015

Wonderful!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2015

This was a lovely trip with a first-class lunch that made us feel pampered rather than an inconvenience to the restaurant staff! It was a scorching hot day not the fault of the tour company, and be prepared for lots of walking, but I enjoyed their trip a lot. Our English-speaking guides were great and very well informed. Giverny was lovely. Versailles was magnificent. Just a bit overcrowded for my taste, but our guide did her best to keep us all together and share many of the interesting details about life in the palace. The drive both ways was comfortable and relaxing, and as I said, we stopped at a little restaurant after Giverny for a group lunch which was great! This trip is very much worth the time spent!

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