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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 October 2015

Tour guide was good. The food we had was very good. The trip was well organized. Monet gardens were beautiful and Versailles was so interesting. Great trip through Paris City Tours.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2015

Giverny was all we could have hoped for and more. Joelle? our tour guide was marvelous. So much knowledge about both places.

Versailles was also a place I would not have wished to miss but alas, there were so many visitors that it was difficult to enjoy all its beauty and history. Still both places are a must see.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2015

The tour was very well managed and timely. Our tour guide was very informative, she gave us enough time to explore on our own and was very informative. The tour of CLAUDE MONET'S GARDEN in Giverny was absolutely beautiful and the splendor of Versailles was incredible. I highly recommend this tour.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2015

Giverny was lovely and so was the restaurant where we had a beautiful lunch with amazing scenery. Versailles was also great but wayyyy crowded but no fault of the tour. Our guide Frances was brilliant. Lovely perfect day in France.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2015

Absolutely magnificent. The Palace was sensational, vibrant and iconic. To visit the home of Monet was an eye opening experience.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2015

This tour was really wonderful! Our tour guides gave us great information and lunch was lovely too

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2015

Carlos was a great tour guide! He made the tour an enjoyable experience. It was great to see more of France outside of Paris. Giverny was gorgeous. Lunch was pleasant in a small town. We were able to cut through the lines to get into Versailles with enough time to tour the garden. I would gladly do this tour again!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2015

Amazing day!!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2015

The trip is the same as it is described. The time spent in Ginerny is just right. Versailles is a very big place. We enjoy the tour in this trip. We could easterly spend two days here if we have time.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2015

A very enjoyable trip, especially the time at Giverny which is a lovely garden to visit on a sunny day. The lunch stop was good at a pretty location and I enjoyed my meal although it wasn't for everyone. The visit to Versailles was quite rushed and we would have enjoyed more time in the gardens, although it was very hot. The guides were very good and knowledgeable and the coach was clean and comfortable. I recommend this tour highly.

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