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Explore the tranquil water lily gardens of Monet’s House in Giverny and the Musée des Impressionnismes-Giverny followed by a visit to the opulent Palace of Versailles in this day trip from Paris. Stop in charming Moulin de Fourges for lunch (included). A group size of no more than eight people maximizes personalized attention from your guide.

Highlights

  • Small group Giverny and Versailles day tour from Paris
  • Tour Monet's house and water-lily garden at Giverny
  • Lunch with drinks included
  • Self-guided tour of the palace of Versailles
  • See Louis XIV's suite, the Hall of Mirrors and the dauphin's apartments
  • Tour the palace gardens and optional musical fountains display
  • Audio guide in 10 languages
  • Small group tour for a more personalized experience
  • Professional driver-guide
  • Hotel pick-up and drop-off
  • Small group tour (maximum 8 passengers) ensuring personal attention from your tour guide

Why Our Insiders Chose This Tour

An easy and convenient way to see both Monet's lovely home and the extravagant Palace of Versailles in one day. The Moulin de Fourges restaurant, where you have lunch, is wonderfully quaint.

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What You Can Expect

Giverny and Versailles Small Group Day Trip from Paris

Giverny and Versailles Small Group Day Trip from Paris

Depart from your central Paris hotel and head first for Giverny, where Monet once lived. Wander through the exquisite gardens — the water lily garden is the most famous, appearing in so many of Monet’s paintings — and tour the great artist’s former home.

The next stop is the Musée des Impressionnismes-Giverny not far from Monet’s house. The museum features an extensive Impressionist collection as well as some temporary exhibits. Stop for lunch at the charming Moulin de Fourges restaurant (included).

Continue your tour to the famous Palace of Versailles. Inside, see the suite where Louis XIV lived, the much-photographed Hall of Mirrors and the apartment of the Dauphin and Dauphine. Outside, explore the expansive gardens and watch the water dancing in the impressive fountains.

Versailles Fountain Show Special Program:
Note that Saturdays and Sundays from April to October and Tuesdays from mid-May through June the fountain displays are set to music to spectacular effect. The music used in the show dates from the time of Louis XIV’s court. Entry fees to see the show are included in the cost of this tour.

Customer Reviews

Nic1206

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2016

This was a very enjoyable tour. Our tour guide was friendly, engaging and knowledgeable. It was a small group of eleven and this meant we were able to get to know the other passengers and chat as we went from place to place. Versailles was of course amazing and a memorable experience. Being in a small guide meant it was easier to stay together in the very busy rooms and we were also able to ask the guide lots of questions. We had some free time in the garden and were able to see the amazing musical fountains and appreciate the landscaping. Lunch was next. It was at a very picturesque restaurant and included authentic French food and wine. The guide gave us time to appreciate the lovely scenery before heading off to GIverny. This was an absolute highlight for me as I really appreciate Monet's pictures. The gardens were beautiful and the landscaping was amazing. We were given free time to explore the gardens and house at our own leisure and we thoroughly enjoyed it. I would highly recommend this tour.

Dahlia C

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2016

We were grateful Viator.com could accommodate us at very short notice for a Sunday trip to Versailles and Giverny with Paris City Vision. This is a great combination as both locations are very interesting to see in their own way and combining them makes for a great day out.

It was a small group, just six of us, and we had the luxury of being picked up at our Airbnb apartment by our host for the day, the inimitable chauffeur cum guide extraordinaire, Honoré. We left the city at 0845h and with the very light Sunday morning traffic we were walking the grounds of Versailles by 0930h.

Honoré not only entertained us with his wonderfully informative stories but paved the way with priority access to the most interesting places. Our time in the gardens was necessarily short, which suited us as we spent adequate time inside the palace and saw the main rooms.

From Versailles we drove for an hour or so into Normandy and had lunch at the picturesque Moulin de Fourges in the heart of the impressionist region. This really was an idyllic location in a tranquil setting where we got to know our fellow travellers all the better before moving on to the second part of our day.

After lunch we went to the nearby village of Giverny and spent the afternoon wondering through Monet's lily ponds, garden and house and visiting the impressionist museum.

It was a lovely day, interesting and well paced with a good group and fantastic guide seeing two different parts of France's great heritage. . Well done Viator.com and Paris City Vision.

lmboehmer

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2016

Francis was our tour guide - and he did an excellent job conveying information to us while he was driving us - first to Versailles and then to Giverny. There were only six people in our vehicle - and everything was absolutely perfect! We got right in- to both venues. Our lunch was delicious too. I would highly recommend this experience - it was perfection - our favorite day on our twelve day adventure to Europe.

wvillamil

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2016

Yvonne was our tour guide. She picked us up in a van and off we went. She spoke the entire trip of the locations we visited. She knew her stuff. Versailled was nice, but not enough time to visit the gardens. We barely had 15 minutes to see the gardens, when it takes at least a five minute walk each way from the palace to get there. Back in the van for the almost hour long trip to a beautiful place for lunch. This was a quality meal, wine included, from there to Giverny to see Monet's house, gardens and water lilly pond. This was a full day tour and you are driven back to your hotel.

Ed K Australia

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2016

Fantastic day tour. Our host was fantastic and delivered a memorable experience.

Linda B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2016

The tour of Giverny and Versailles was great. I went with my daughter and two other young women. Our guide was very knowledgeable and it was the perfect combination of information and letting us explore a bit on our own. Bypassing the line at Versailles was key.

Micky

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2016

Our tour guide, Walter was very polite and made us feel very welcome. His instructions were very clear on meeting points and timing. His history knowledge and languages were outstanding. We had the best day out at Versailles and Giverney and express entry was tops, no queues. We highly recommend this tour.

Michelle L

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2016

Excellent! Versailles was great with the extra time to be on our own in the gardens. I was with my 15 year old grandaughter and she loved it! I had never been to Giverny, !what a beautiful place! Some magic about i t! The stop for lunch very refreshing, and good food, and good company in the small tour. The guide was very good, my grandaughter was very impressed, which makes me thankful that I booked this double tour.

K. S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2016

Excellent tour
And outstanding and kind guide.thanks a million Flora !

Cara B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2016

Fabulous experience, with Serge sp? as a very knowledgable guide. Perfect blend of time for each location, and the drive through the countryside was a plus.

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