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Giverny's House & Gardens plus Versailles Palace Day Trip with Lunch from Paris

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Overview

The Palace of Versailles is one of the most visited attractions in France, but many tours only visit the palace itself. This full-day tour from Paris includes a visit to Claude Monet’s home Giverny; lunch at a spectacular riverfront location; a guided tour of Versailles; and a chance to see the popular Musical Fountain show.
  • Full-day Giverny and Versailles tour from Paris
  • Visit Claude Monet’s home and gardens in Giverny
  • Eat lunch at the riverside Moulin de Fourges restaurant
  • Follow in the footsteps of Louis XIV and Marie Antoinette on a guided tour of the Palace of Versailles
  • Explore the beautiful gardens and watch the Musical Fountain show (weekends only)
  • Great-value tour includes entrance fees, lunch, and round-trip transport
  • Small-group tour ensures a personalized experience
Make your own way to the meeting point, close to the Eiffel Tower, to meet your guide and small group in time for a morning departure time. Traveling aboard an air-conditioned minibus, relax on the journey to Giverny.

Start by visiting the former home of Claude Monet and learn more about the Impressionist master as you stroll the beautiful gardens, known for their pretty flowerbeds, lily ponds, and Japanese-style bridge. Next, stop for lunch (included) at the Moulin de Fourges restaurant, set on the banks of the Epte River, before continuing to Versailles.

Spend the afternoon exploring the magnificent Versailles Palace, starting with a guided tour of rooms such as Louis XIV’s suite and the Hall of Mirrors. Then, stroll around the beautiful gardens, and watch the famous Musical Fountain Show (every weekend from April to October).

Finally, return to Paris, where your tour ends back at the original departure point.
Itinerary
Stop At:  
Fondation Claude Monet
You will be driven from Paris to Giverny, in the comfort of an air-conditioned minibus, where you will start your day with the visit of Claude Monet’s property. Located at the edge of Normandy, about 50 miles north of Paris, Claude Monet’s Home is one of the most popular tour destination around Paris. There you will discover the famous gardens created by the most famous of the Impressionist painters often referred to as the father of Impressionism, though not the first to have painted in « a style that would become known as Impressionism ». You will enjoy the sight of the well-known Japanese bridge in the midst of its flowered paths and wather-lily ponds, and the house, with its pink crushed brick façade, where the leader of the Impressionist School spent 43 years from 1883 until his death in 1926. After a morning spent in one of this most inspirational settings, you will head off to the banks of the Epte River where you will have lunch at the lovely “Moulin de Fourges” restaurant, a 200-year-old mill. The architecture of this listed site, dating back to the 18th century, draws its inspiration from hamlet of Marie-Antoinette at Versailles.
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Stop At:  
Palace of Versailles
In the afternoon, you will be driven to Versailles Palace, residence of the Sun King, Louis XIV, to enjoy a guided visit of Louis XIV’s suite, the Hall of Mirrors and more… After your guided tour inside the castle you will also have some remaining time to discover the famous “A la Française” gardens. The Musical Fountain Show takes place every weekend from April to October. During this period access to the gardens will be included to see the fountains and groves spring to life to the rhythm of the music: On Saturdays and Sundays from April to October + some additional dates (May 8,10, 22, 29, June 5, 12, 19, 26 and August 15)
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Tour of Giverny and Versailles
Marilyn P
, Nov 2019
Wonderful tour! Yvonne, the driver and tour guide, was personable and knowledgeable. Very good English speaker. Great idea to pair these two venues of Monet's lovely home and gardens in Giverny and the fabulous palace and gardens of Versailles. Lunch in between at the charming restaurant on the river was a treat.
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Great experience!
carpenter3342
, Nov 2019
Tour guide was great! Everything went smooth and easy. You don't really get much time in the gardens at Versailles. That was the only downside.
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Rosanne was an incredible and knowledgeable guide
dreeuwijk24
, Oct 2019
We enjoyed our tour. Roseanne drove us in a very comfortable VW van and lunch was good. Our only complaint is that there is no guided tour at giverny, which is what we expected. The tour at Versailles was wonderful and we learned a great deal about French history. The weather in October was a bit dreary, definitely suggest September instead.
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Wonderful full day tours of both sites.
charlespU4854IM
, Oct 2019
A full day at both spots. Tour guide was exceptional. Both tours were informative and done with knowledgeable info of Monet’s home and Versailles’ history. Both of us enjoyed the tour of the two sites.
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Fantastic time
Passenger533802
, Oct 2019
With only 6 people in the group it gave everyone time to ask lots of questions. Isabel was a wonderful driver and guide for the day. The lunch was very good as well.
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Great trip out, tour guide was awesome
yayz368
, Oct 2019
Our tour guide Isabelle was super nice and knowledgeable about the sites and also about Paris. Great tour led through Versailles, you were on your own at Giverny. Our group only had 4 people so it was very convenient. Would recommend even for just the transportation to Giverny and Versailles!
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A Good Trip
626adriennew
, Oct 2019
My husband and I were celebrating our 30th wedding anniversary in Europe and booked this day trip. Giverny and Versailles are beautiful. Our tour guide Rosanne was great. She is very knowledgeable. She was very in tune with the needs of our small group and some of the limitations one of the guests had. Booking the trip online was easy. The instructions on where and when to meet were clear and easy. Our only suggestion is skipping lunch at the restaurant (it was wonderful) and spending more time at Versailles in the gardens. Maybe grabbing something on the go instead of taking the hour or so to eat. We will definitely book through Viator again.
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paris trip
sharon s
, Sep 2019
Our guide was Roseanne, she was wonderful and so knowledgeable. She made the tour, which was all day, very enjoyable. Wish we had more time to spend in the gardens but that would be another half day..
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FABULOUS!
eryan2019
, Sep 2019
Monet's garden was magical, the only damper was the rain that flowed all day long... the countryside you travel through is so quaint, the lunch was superb, as well as the wine, and Versailles was beautiful... a lot of people, but worth the trip
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color tour
Jason G
, Sep 2019
started with white powder from the limestone foothills of Normandy. to the white snow of Monet, to the colorful gardens of France... and the gargoyles holding their breathe, too much to comprehend. Lets just say France did it differently than everybody else

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