• Location: Paris, France
  • Duration: 9 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

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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 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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Versailles and Giverny Day Trip

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

Marina Y

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2018

Great Day Trip! Awesome informative guide.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2018

We were so glad that we booked this tour. It was a nice getaway from the city. It was a bit cold. The flowers weren't all in bloom but it was beautiful. We had lunch at this nice little restaurant in the countryside before we went to Versailles. Our tour guide was excellent. We learned a lot of history in Versailles.

Colin Australia

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2018

A full day but a great tour. Well organised and plenty of time to visit the attractions.

Sandra G

5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2018

Beautiful to see the castle which is opulent, of course and so impressed with Monet's house and gardens!


5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2018

This was an excellent tour and we had a great day. Great overview of both places and a wonderful lunch stop.
A great way to see a lot in a short amount of time and to relax doing it. Tour guides were very well informed and
very social. Had a wonderful day.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2018

I have yet to have a bad experience with a Viator tour. Always on time, well educated guides, 110% effort always, and destinations are well chosen, organized and not too rushed.

Jackie J

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2018

Giverny is absolutely breathtaking. I could have spent more time there. The place we had lunch was quite charming and the food delicious. Would go there for dinner. The area is really nice. Versailles was the definition of opulence. Its hard to wrap your head around it all. The tour guide was excellent.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2017

Awesome trip seeing Monet’s house, then seeing the beautiful palace and grounds.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2017

The portion of the trip to Giverny to see Monet's gardens and studio/house was magnificent. There were so many beautiful flowers in bloom in early September and many beautiful garden settings. Seeing Monet's studio and his perspective of the gardens was enlightening. The lunch stop at a little inn was terrific and provided some time to interact with fellow participants. Versailles portion was just the right amount of exposure and time to provide a taste of the magnificence of the palace. The gardens alone would take 3 days to see in their entirety. The day was jam packed but not particularly rushed. It was a well spent day of touring.

Susan M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2017

Versailles: This was a very crowded place the day we were there. We actually enjoyed the gardens more than the inside of Versailles because inside was just a crush of people. Versailles was beautiful though, no doubt about that. It would have been much nicer without all the humans. :
Giverny Day Trip: Fan-tas-tic! That's it, just fantastic. The gardens, the lilypads, more gardens, the house - just could not have been better. There were so many beautiful things to photograph, I'm surprised my camera didn't just explode. The house is colorful, but then he was a painter so no big surprise there, and then you walk into his studio and there are painting you've seen all your life just hanging all over the walls. Again, you feel like you've just walked into a friend's house and there are all the things they've been working on. No guards, just paintings. It takes your breath away. If you go to France and you miss this tour, you need to go back!

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