Guided tour of Giverny and the Palace of Versailles - lunch and transport from Paris included

Guided tour of Giverny and the Palace of Versailles - lunch and transport from Paris included

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Duration
9 hours 45 minutes

Languages

English

Starting time
8:15 AM

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Description

Enjoy a coach trip from Paris to discover Claude Monet's gardens, home and studio, followed by a traditional meal and a guided tour of the Palace of Versailles !

Located in the Eure department, Giverny is particularly famous for being home to Claude Monet's house, listed as a "historic monument". 

After a coach ride of around 1h30, you'll be able to immerse yourself in the world of Claude Monet and explore his home and gardens. You'll be able to admire the different landscapes of this village, with the flower, fruit and water gardens designed by Monet. You'll also see the water lily pond (the model for his "Les Nymphéas" paintings) with its play of colors and its legendary Japanese-inspired bridge, while listening to your guide's commentary.

Afterwards, you're free to visit Monet's home, with its various rooms, the studio, the blue reading room, the dining room... You'll discover his former living and working quarters, as well as one of the world's most important collections of Japanese prints. You'll also have the opportunity to enjoy the village and a boutique-library for souvenirs.

For lunch, you'll take the road again to the "Moulin de Fourges" or its annex, "Le Bistrot du Moulin", 10 minutes from Giverny, for a revisited local cuisine.

In the afternoon, you will visit the famous Palace of Versailles, a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1979, and learn more about the history of the castle, the different rooms, the decoration, works of art... You will be able to admire the artistic treasures and Baroque architecture of the palace, and stroll through some of its 700 rooms.

Once the official residence of the kings of France, you'll be able to explore the chateau's famous rooms, including the Galerie des Glaces, the Grands Appartements and the King's bedroom, while listening to your guide's comments and anecdotes.

You'll then have the opportunity to freely explore the castle's gardens, with their various fountains, ponds, sculptures, flowerbeds...

Don't miss this day rich in culture !

Departure place

Good to know

  • Seasonal activity: offer valid from April to October only
  • Availability: every day except Monday and exceptional cases
  • Departure and return point: Paris 7th arrondissement (Change of departure point between 07/19/2024 and 08/09/2024 due to the Paris Olympic Games: Paris 13th; address details in your voucher after booking)
  • Access : Ecole Militaire (line 8)
     
  • From the end of March to the end of October, the gardens of the Palace of Versailles are open to the public on the following dates (admission not included, payable on site):

Grandes Eaux": Saturdays and Sundays from March 26 to October 30, and Tuesdays from May 24 to June 28 + March 25, May 5, July 14 and August 15.
Musical Gardens" days: Tuesdays from March 29 to May 17 and from July 5 to October 27.
Public holidays and exceptional dates

 

  • Please note: it is not possible to re-enter the gardens once you leave them
  • Free time to visit the house and studio in Giverny and the gardens of the Palace of Versailles.
  • On-site visit lasts approximately 6h15
  • Shoes without stiletto heels strongly recommended (parquet flooring in the rooms and cobblestones in the courtyard)
  • Line-cut access to the Palace of Versailles cannot be guaranteed due to security checks and unforeseen crowds.
  • Pets are not allowedTo ensure the comfort and safety of customers, the organizers and partner organizations reserve the right to cancel or modify the itinerary without prior warning, including in the event of protests or strikes

Price includes

  • Coach transport
  • Admission to Giverny (Monet's house and gardens)
  • Admission to the Palace of Versailles
  • The services of an official guide
  • The lunch

Price doesn’t include

  • Hotel pick-up/drop-off
  • Tips (optional)
  • All other extras

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