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

Versailles and Giverny Day Trip

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

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.

Vicki H

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.

Wayne A

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

Lena

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.

Judith M

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.

Carole P

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.

Jingwen Cindy Y

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!

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