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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.


  • 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


5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2016

You will not be disappointed. Fantastic tour. Giverny was amazing to see and monet's gardens are beautiful. Versailles is just as imagined wish we had more time but there is no way you can see it all in one day. The Gardens are insanely gorgeous. Lunch was fantastic and very tasty! Its expensive but once you add up the cost of doing all this on your own you realize its worth it. Not to mention lunch is included!!


5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2016

Fantastic trip! I had wanted to see both venues and originally thought of seeing Giverny via the bike tour - however opted for this excursion instead. Would like to have wandered the gardens of Versailles for a longer period however all was good. No complaints.
Highly recommend. Worth every cent. Lunch at the mill was lovely as well and a great way to continue the relaxed feeling after walking Monet's heavenly gardens.

Ron S Australia

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2016

Well worth the cost to see both attractions on one guided tour.

Anthony R

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2016

Monet's gardens where just beautiful, loved the shop which had some lovely gifts. The only thing I would have liked different would be more time to explore the village but understand when on a tour there has to be a time limit. Our stop for lunch at The Fourges was amazing, we would never have known of this place if not for this tour. The meal was top notch and the setting was fantastic, we will never forget this beautiful little place. Versailles was out of this world, the opulence was mind boggling, the gardens massive and so beautiful. This was a wonderful tour, the coach was very comfortable and the guides excellent.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2016

Everything that was promised, and more, was delivered. Lunch at the restaurant on the river was superb and the driver took us to Versailles on the more picturesque back roads. Scenic and less traffic. Our two guides were very caring and gave very clear directions and information throughout the day. A long day, but very satisfying and a must for travellers short of time in Paris.

Chun Keung L

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2016

Amazing Tour especially if your time is limited in Paris! Great escape away from the city.

Jason S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2016

The tour guide gave an outstanding, detailed commentary on the history surrounding Monet's works as well as the history and intrigue of the rulers of France at Versailles. The food at the mill was quite good and our guide explained what we could anticipate/instructions back to van, etc, very well in clear English. The Palace was extraordinary and Monet's gardens were gorgeous in full bloom. The bus we were transported in was very modern, clean, attractive and comfortable with bathroom and plug-ins for chargers working well. I truly have no complaints at all. Everything was delivered as promised.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2016

great one day trip, excellent lunch


5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2016

Guide was extremely knowledgeable, we were offered a very nice lunch in between Monet's house and Palace of Versailles, wish we spent a little less time at lunch and had more time at Versaille, garden is very large and with only 1 hour to explore there was not enough time.

Barbara T

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2016

Monet's house and garden at Giverny was fantastic - it met my exceedingly high expectations and surpassed those of my friend. The lunch at Le Moulin de Fourges was delicious and the setting was exquisite. Our tour of Versailles was really informative, way better than when I visited on my own. The gardens looked glorious being the end of summer.
The one-day visit accomplished much more than we could have managed if we'd visited these places on our own.

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