• 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.

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

MaryJo D

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2018

This was an absolutely wonderful tour from the gardens of Monet to the extravagant Palace of Versailles. The 3 course lunch, including wine, was delicious and in a country setting. It was so nice and relaxing to have someone else do the driving and handle the days itinerary. Highly recommend

karenequ62

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2018

What an amazing day!! The morning at Monet's Mansion and Gardens, lunch at an old mill restaurant under the trees, next to a beautiful river, and then the afternoon at the Palace of Versailles!!! This is a 'not-to-be-missed' tour!! Worth every penny and I would go on it again if I were to go back to Paris! Our tour guide was so knowledgeable and made our day extraordinarily special by being able to answer any questions we posed!! My daughter and I had many "wow, we're here!!" moments that day!! Go on this tour!! You're missing out if you don't!!

Yasmine H

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2018

This tour was wonderful. Words cannot describe the beauty that is Giverny. This tour is extremely well organized, the hosts were wonderful, and the lunch included was ah-mazing! I had initially considered venturing to Versailles on my own and spending the entire day, but I am very happy I chose to do this tour instead. It's so well organized that you can just sit back and enjoy everything you're going to see on the tour. I really love Monet's work, so I found this tour was a perfect was to spend a day while visiting Paris. I was initially hesitant to book this tour because of the price, but after the experience I am so happy I booked it.

Amie C

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2018

We had a fun day on this trip. Giverny and Monet's Gardens were beautiful. Lunch was at an old Water Mill which was quaint and lovely. Versailles was long - but it was also very hot that day. The tour was nice and informative - but again very hot and very crowded. Overall it was a fun day!

Nadia L

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2018

Nice day trip although next time we would go on our own to Versailles to be able to spend more time in the gardens. Time spent at Giverny was appropriate. Tour guide knew about both places and provided good information at both locations. She didn't really seem open to questions so pretty much just kept to her script.

atholeman

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2018

Giverny was an amazing place and you had just enough time to take in the flowers and snap some pictures of the water lilies. Lunch was at a cute and very French looking watermill restaurant where we enjoyed some wine and good food. Then we were off to the palace of Versailles for the grand tour. It was rather crowded but we had an hour to explore the ground after the tour. However an hour was defiantly not enough time.

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.

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