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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 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

Deirdre L

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2016

Everything my son and I wanted from the trip. Giverny was superb as was the lunch afterwards. Versailles was amazing. The coach was extremely comfortable and our guide was absolutely great. Highly recommend.

Deonne

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2016

This tour was amazing!

Jennifer W

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2016

Giverney was beautiful and a very calming place you can just imagine why Monet wanted to live there. Beautiful scenery and a great guide. It's a must on any trip to France

Ana R

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2016

Stunning ! Absolutely recommended. Super relaxing tip to Giverny and then drive thru the French fields to Veraailles

Yolanda N

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2016

Great Experience!

Mary P

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2016

The tour was wonderful. We didn't have enough time in Versailles. The highlight of the trip was Giverny and I recommend that one visits Giverny separately since we would have loved to have spent the whole day there in the garden and the village. Our tour guide was very informative and pleasant.

Martin B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2016

Martine our guide was fabulous. We had a wonderful day with quite a small tour group which made everything easy and fun. The morning in Monet's garden was beautiful. Gorgeous weather. We then stopped for lunch at Moulin des Fourges - a wonderful place to stop for lunch. The Palace of Versailles was unbelievable, truly amazing! Again, not so many people which made it a pleasure to visit. For those worried about security, there was a fairly big presence there with the usual bag checks etc. Always felt safe. A wonderful experience and these 2 places are a must see if you go to France

Lori B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2016

Great experience from start to finish. Tour guide, Jolliette, I think that was her name was very knowledgable and spoke English very well. Bus was on time and comfortable. Headsets worked well. Giverny was beautiful! Loved seeing the gardens in full blooms and the water lily pond. Lunch was very nice. Great location and liked having time to meet and talk with others on the tour.
Versailles is amazing. My only issue was there was not enough time to really look around the gardens before we had to board the bus. We had an hour to wander only and it started to rain so the tour was cut even short.
Overall great day, great experience. I have used Viator in other cities and every one has been well worth the money!!

Alfred G

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2016

A good balance of guided tour and free time to explore your personal interests. Giverny was crowded but we were able to get back to the water lilies to get pictures. We enjoyed the lunch at le Moulin de Fourges. It is a beautiful setting and a 3 course lunch with wine was delicious. Versailles was Versailles, beautiful and impressive. It was worth the cost.

Claudia W

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2016

Giverney is a must see.

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