Versailles Palace
View of the beautiful house of Monet
Famous garden in Versailles
Claude Monet Street
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Monet’s House, Giverny, & Versailles Fully Guided Day Trip from Paris

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11h
English
25
Tue to Sun
08:00 & 08:45

  • Parisians love to escape the city! On this tour, our passionate English-speaking guide will take you to discover two of France’s most remarkable retreats. One, an opulent and luxurious palace built for royalty. The other, an artist’s home where the landscape will seem all too familiar.
  • Meet in central Paris and take a private air-conditioned coach to Giverny. After visiting the enchanting house and gardens of Claude Monet, you will have time to enjoy a quaint lunch and discover the picturesque town at your leisure.
  • Next, visit the Palace of Versailles where Skip-the-Line Access and an Official Palace guide ensures you a great experience. Listen to stories of Louis XVI, the Sun King, and Marie Antoinette while visiting their Royal Apartments, the Hall of Mirrors, and more. Finally, end the day in the magnificent Gardens of Versailles and possibly see the Fountain Show.

Tour Description

What's Included

  • Expert, English speaking tour guide
  • Round trip transfer from Paris in a comfortable air-conditioned coach
  • Entrance tickets and reservation fee for the Château de Versailles and Gardens
  • Entrance fee to Monet's house and gardens
  • Headsets when appropriate, so you can always hear your guide
  • Gratuities
  • Food & Beverages

Sites Visited

  • Palace of Versailles
  • Gardens of the Palace of Versailles
  • Monet’s house and gardens
  • Giverny town

This tour combines trips to two of the most notable attractions within driving distance of Paris: Claude Monet’s estate at Giverny and the famously extravagant Palace of Versailles. Learn about two different chapters from French history – the Baroque-era excess of Versailles and the hugely influential Impressionist art movement.

In the morning, travel from Paris to the quaint country village of Giverny by air-conditioned coach. During the drive, which takes around an hour, your guide will provide an enlightening introduction to the day’s agenda. Your first stop is the Fondation Claude Monet, where you’ll be treated to an informative introduction to the estate where the Impressionist master Monet made his home.

After the orientation tour, you are free to explore at your leisure. Stroll around the lily pad-peppered ponds of the garden that were made famous by Monet’s own masterpieces. Admire the fabulous explosion of blooms which change depending on the season. Make your way around the artist’s ivy-clad house which has been restored to show how it would have appeared during the painter’s lifetime. You can also grab lunch in one of the town’s tranquil bars or restaurants, which exude provincial charm.

After lunch, we’ll regroup and make the short trip to Versailles on the outskirts of Paris. Upon arrival, an official Palace of Versailles tour guide will accompany you for your comprehensive two-hour guided tour of the Palace.

Enjoy skip-the-line access via our pre-booked group entrance to Versailles as your guide leads you around the labyrinthine interior, showing you the resplendent rooms where Louis XVI and Marie Antoinette threw lavish soirées for fellow aristocrats as well as the royals’ own private chambers. Marvel at the sheer array of magnificent art, which could rival even the finest museum collections. You’ll see the King and Queen’s apartments, the Chapel, the Coronation Room, the Hall of Mirrors, and the Salon of Abundance.

Just when you think that you have seen all that the Palace of Versailles has to offer, you’ll step out into its dazzling manicured gardens. The gardens measure more than 1,800 acres in size so we'll give you plenty of time to wander them at will. From April to October, you'll get to xperience the musical show inside the gardens of Versailles. (Tickets are included in tour price on show days). The Fountain Shows sees Versailles’ famous water features spray and spurt to life, while the Musical Gardens event allows you to enjoy the garden against a soundtrack of classical music. After ambling around the gardens at your preferred pace, hop back on board the return coach to Paris.

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