• Location: Paris, France
  • Duration: 9 hours 30 minutes (approx.)
From USD $ 212.13 View price calendar

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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 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

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What You Can Expect

Palace of Versailles and Giverny Day Trip from Paris with Lunch

Monet's House and Gardens in Giverny

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, and the Queen's Apartments as your guide helps bring history to life.

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

Janette R

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2018

What a beautiful day! Versailles is over the top beautiful, but we truly loved visiting Claude Monet's country home and gardens - such a contrast!!!

Laura E

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2018

Both of these amazing places and best with a tour. We passed an incredibly long line at both Giverny and Versailles and got to experience both of those with plenty of time. The lunch was also in the most beautiful restaurant. I would highly recommend this tour!

Jennifer W

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2018

Loved governs, plenty of time to w
K around, lunch a delight outside in a wonderful setting, Versailles was awesome, and not too long.

zip91331

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2018

It was a great trip with lots to see at Monet's house and the palace of Louis the 14th. Recommend it wholehearted.

Aboyd041

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2018

Our meeting place for the tour was at the main office which was a short taxi ride from our hotel.The tour guides on our tour were Victor and Pedro.They were so pleasant and incredibly knowledgeable about Giverny and Versailles.We had a wonderful lunch with wine at a beautiful restaurant in the countryside.

sferguson

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2018

This was an absolutely gorgeous, scenic day. We enjoyed Claude Monet's gardens as much as Versailles and both were stunning! Highly recommend!

Laurie M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2018

Monet's garden's were breath taking. Versailles is a must see. The lunch was good as well. It was a very enjoyable day.

Christie C

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2018

This was an awesome tour and our guide was wonderful. Monet Gardens were beautiful and loved seeing Versailles. Lunch was very good too.

Julie C

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2018

I've done four or five tours with Viator and always find them well organized and a good value, with knowledgeable guides and big comfy buses. This was no exception. My only issue is that I wish I had opted for a full day trip to each place instead of the combined tour. I would like to have had more time at both places as I felt rushed, especially at Giverny, which was unbelievably crowded. If you are a big fan of Monet, you will want more time. But that is not the fault of the tour operator! Special shoutout for the excellent lunch which was in a quaint old mill.

Marina Y

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2018

Great Day Trip! Awesome informative guide.

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