Day Tour of Giverny Monet’s Gardens and the Palace of Versailles | Audio guided & lunch & transportation

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Duration

Day Trip

Tour Type

Daily Tour

Group Size

Unlimited

Languages

English

About this tour

  • Enter Claude Monet’s universe in Giverny
  • Transport to and from Paris
  • Discover Monet’s impressionistic source of inspiration through his magnificent gardens
  • Explore the Palace of Versailles via its large royal apartments
  • Enjoy the audio commentary from our app to download on your device, bring your headset for a better experience
  • Priority access to the palace to step in the royal universe of the Kings and Queens of France

– What you can expect –

A day to discover two iconic sites of France in complete autonomy. Accompanied by an audio commentary on our app, you will walk through Claude Monet’s superb gardens in Giverny. You will also discover the house and workshop of this master of Impressionism. You will visit the Palace of Versailles, the main royal residence of France, listening to fascinating comments on its history.

Take your seat aboard an air-conditioned tour bus departing at 8:15 a.m. You’ll be driven to the Fondation Claude Monet, where you can visit the garden at Giverny and Monet’s home at your own leisure. See Giverny at your own pace, starting with Monet’s home. There, you will learn about the life of the artist, who lived there until his death at the age of 43. You can appreciate the reading room, also called the “blue room,” the sunflower-yellow dining room adorned with Japanese prints, and the private apartments. Continue your visit in Monet’s studio, today a gift shop where you can find a variety of souvenirs. Next, turn on your audio guide for commentary as you visit Monet’s garden. Amble through flower-lined paths that inspired the artist’s impressionist paintings. Revel in the lavish, multicolored flower beds. Step into the Clos-Normand, home to many Far Eastern plants and vegetation. Cross the water garden by the Japanese bridge. Peer over the edge to see its famous water lilies, found in the celebrated painting of the same name. Take your time as you experience Monet’s universe in an exotic, ethereal atmosphere.

Next, climb aboard your bus. It will take you to the Moulin de Fourges or the Bistrot du Moulin restaurant, 10 minutes from Giverny, where you will be served a lunch that includes traditional Normand fare.

After the meal, it’s off to the Palace of Versailles. Priority access lets you get the most out of your Versailles visit. Your audio commentary will point you in the right direction as you discover the King’s chambers. You will enter seven rooms, each decorated in the style of a God. Next, enter the magnificent Hall of Mirrors, where guests were invited during celebrations. The hall overlooks Versailles gardens. Admire the emblem of the Sun King, Louis XIV, one of the most ornate symbols to represent 17th century French art. If it is not the season for the Musical Fountains Show and Musical Gardens, you can take time to explore the gardens, where statues, sculptures, fountains, flowerbeds, coppices and reflecting pools are all aligned. Under Louis XIV, André le Nôtre designed the Palace’s gardens, endowing them with unique, grandiose proportions.

You will depart Versailles around 5:00 p.m. for an arrival in Paris at around 5:45 p.m.

– Menu (subject to modification) –

Fish terrine, sour farm cream and mixed green salad

Roasted chicken breast, mushroom cream and mashed potato with salted butter.

Norman apple tart, scoop of ice cream.

Drinks: White and red Wine OR Cider of local production on demand + still and sparkling water, Coffee or Tea

Note: Alternative choices to food restrictions (vegetarian, gluten-free…) available on site.

Included/Excluded

  • Audio commentary available in 10 languages via downloadable mobile application
  • Entrance ticket to Giverny Claude Monet house and garden
  • Skip the line entrance ticket to the Palace of Versailles and the gardens
  • Lunch in a bucolic atmosphere
  • Tips
  • Insurance
  • Other expenses not mentioned
  • Guided visit

Languages

English

Cities

Paris

Countries

France

Categories

Attractions & Sightseeing
Cultural Experiences
Half-Day & Full-Day Tours

Product Category Codes

Day Trip

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Processing fee
For cancellations made at least 5 day(s) prior to selected date, a cancellation fee of 0% will apply
For cancellations made 0 to 4 days prior to selected date, a cancellation fee of 100% will apply

  • Please arrive at designated location 10 mins prior to departure, as tour will depart on time

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