Guided tour to Giverny Monet's Gardens and Palace of Versailles with Skip-the-Line Access, Lunch included 189,00 €
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Guided tour to Giverny Monet's Gardens and Palace of Versailles with Skip-the-Line Access, Lunch included

Duration 9:30 hour(s)
Highlights
  • Visit of the flowered and colorful gardens, Monet's source of inspiration
  • An unforgettable day in two of the most famous sites in the Paris region
  • Immerse yourself in Claude Monet's impressionist universe in Giverny,Skip the line entrance tickets in both sites
  • Traditional lunch in a charming atmosphere
  • Guided tour of the Palace of Versailles with the comfort of audiophones

Ideal combo tour to visit two of the biggest attractions in the Paris region. You will enjoy a visit to Claude Monet's magnificent gardens in Giverny as well as the house of the master of Impressionism. After a traditional lunch, you will leave to visit the famous Palace of Versailles, which will take you back into the history of the Kings of France.

Set off at 8:15 am from our agency in Central Paris. The journey to Giverny by luxury air-conditioned coach will take approximately one hour and 30 minutes. Soak up the world of the painter, Claude Monet, famous for painting different corners of his garden, such as the "Water Lilies" or the "Japanese Bridge." The painter Claude Monet lived at Giverny with his wife and eight children for 43 years, from 1883 until his death in 1926. Passionate about gardening and nature's changing colors, he designed his flower and water gardens as if they were works of art. During your visit of Monet's garden at Giverny, admire the multicolored flower beds, the Clos Normand Flower Garden with its many Eastern plants, and the lush water garden, famous for its water lilies and Japanese bridge. 


Claude Monet Giverny gardens

Then take advantage of your free time to visit Claude Monet's pink-plastered house, where he lived and worked (guided tours of the interior are not permitted due to the lack of space). Explore the reading room, leading into the larder and the artist's studio. In addition to those of his private apartments, these rooms have been reconstructed with Monet's original furniture. Visit the bright yellow dining room, which has been reconstructed down to the very last detail, with earthenware dishes and a blue-tiled kitchen. In the dining room, marvel at one of the world's most important collections of Japanese prints. At the end of your visit, explore the village and treat yourself to some souvenir shopping in the gift and book shop, which was once used as a studio for Monet's Water Lilies; it offers a wide range of products inspired by the artist's work.

After visiting Giverny, enjoy a tasty lunch at the Moulin de Fourges restaurant just ten minutes away, where you can sample local food with a twist.

Menu*:

Mackerel bread with vegetables and white wine, herbed cream and salad
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Roasted chicken fillet, mushrooms sauce, mashed potatoes with salted butter
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Apple pie à la normande, vanilla iced cream
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Red and white wine or local produced cider (on demand)
Coffee or tea

* Example of menu, subject to modification

* The menu is not available in english

In the afternoon, explore the Palace and Gardens of Versailles. Covering more than 721,000 square feet, the Palace has over 700 rooms. Follow your guide to the front of the line to see the most impressive rooms: the King's Apartments, with seven salons each dedicated to a different god, and the Queen's Apartments. Also visit the majestic Hall of Mirrors, a reception room in which to see and be seen, dreamt up by the famous architect, Jules Hardouin-Mansart. Almost 240 feet-long, it was designed to astonish visitors of the Sun King Louis XIV; it is lit by 17 windows and 350 mirrors, and overlooks the palace's splendid gardens, the second part of your visit. Explore the Gardens of Versailles at your own pace and marvel at its many works of art, fountains, ponds, flower beds and groves of trees. 


King's Apartment of Versailles

Return to Paris scheduled for around 5:45 pm.

Please note:

  • Flat shoes are strongly recommended (Versailles has parquet floors in its rooms and cobblestones in its courtyard)
  • Strollers are not permitted inside the palace
  • The skip-the-line access is subject to the Versailles Palace procedures: The Vigipirate plan, the security control or an unforeseen crowd can slow down the entrance
  • On-site visit duration: 6h15
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The price includes:
  • Services of a tour guide 
  • Lunch at the Moulin de Fourges restaurant
  • Transport to and from Paris by luxury air-conditioned coach
  • Priority access ticket for the Palace of Versailles and its gardens 
  • Entrance ticket with priority access at Giverny for Claude Monet's house and gardens
The price does not include:
  • Transfers to and from your accommodation

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Guided tour to Giverny Monet's Gardens and Palace of Versailles with Skip-the-Line Access, Lunch included

1 adult x 189,00 €

Cancellation fees : Free cancellation up to 3 calendar days before departure (Central European Time). Beyond that period, the following fees apply: 2 calendar days prior service: 50% of tour price (Central European Time) 1 calendar days prior service: 100% of tour price (Central European Time)

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Address : Paris City Vision Louvre Agency

2 rue des Pyramides 75001 Paris

Metro :


Tuileries

, Pyramides

Duration
9:30 hour(s)
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Address : Paris City Vision Louvre Agency

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Tuileries

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Tour Code: GVA

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amazing day trip. Our personal guide was so knowledgeable and inclusive lunch was beyond incredible! A day out well spent and great value for money!

(5 of 5)

S. ASHLEIGH the 10/18/19

Our group of 6 greatly enjoyed the guided tour and the adequate amount of time given to explore by ourselves. Lunch was lovely and plentiful!

(5 of 5)

B. Cela the 9/29/19

This was a great tour! Despite being peak season, our bus was far from full. Our guide was knowledgeable and helpful. Giverny was crowded, but there was enough time to see everything. My husband and I left the gardens for a bit to walk to Monet's tomb and see the church. Lunch was delicious and at a scenic restaurant. Versailles is a bit of a zoo, but our guide helped us navigate the crowds. We even had time to explore a bit of the gardens on our own before returning to Paris. I would highly recommend this tour: no need to drive or take a train, knowledgeable guide, skip (some) lines. We couldn't have done it better on our own.

(5 of 5)

M. Jonathan the 7/11/19

Had a wonderful time. The office was easy to find (although the people behind the counter were kinda grouchy). The coach was nice, clean, and spacious. we had plenty of time at both Monet's gardens and Versailles. Both venues were very crowded and Europe was in the midst of a heat wave so it was VERY hot but still a nice visit. The lunch was amazing. It was in a wonderful little place, set off in the country. The food and wine were wonderful. The staff was attentive and we had plenty of time for photos after lunch. I would highly recommend this tour. Side note: we actually missed our bus out of Versailles to head back to Paris. We heard the wrong meet-up time and when we went to the buses it was gone. This had to be our fault though because everyone else made it back! Thankfully another bus from the company was sitting in the parking lot and let us hitch a ride!!

(5 of 5)

G. Jessica the 7/10/19

Number of reviews : 96

Average rating :

(4.7 of 5)

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