Private guided tour of Giverny Monet's Gardens and Palace of Versailles with Skip-the-Line Access, lunch included 2 100,00 €
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Private guided tour of Giverny Monet's Gardens and Palace of Versailles with Skip-the-Line Access, lunch included

Duration 9:30 hour(s)
Highlights
  • Enjoy a tasty country lunch in a rural setting
  • Full-day small group excursion to Giverny and the Palace of Versailles (maximum eight people) with a driver-guide
  • Priority entrance to Versailles including an audio guide tour of the Hall of Mirrors and the Royal Apartments
  • Free time to visit the Gardens of Versailles designed by André Le Nôtre and the lush gardens at Giverny
  • Explore Monet's studio and house

Excursion available in private tour in english, spanish,french or portuguese
In a warm and friendly atmosphere in a small group of 8, you will discover two essential places in France. We dedicate the morning to a guided tour of Claude Monet's superb gardens located in Giverny. You will also explore the house and studio of this renowned painter. After a pleasant lunch, you will visit the majestic Palace of Versailles, led by an expert guide who is passionate about the history of France.

Set off at 8:15 am from your place of residence in 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. 

                                      

                                                                              Colorful Gardens of Giverny

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.

*Example of menu, subject to modification
Cider Kir Normand
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.

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. Enjoy the guided visit of the Gardens of Versailles and marvel at its many works of art, fountains, ponds, flower beds and groves of trees. Return to Paris scheduled for around 6:00 pm.

                                    

                                                                         The entrance of the Palace of Versailles

Please note

  • Flat shoes are strongly recommended (Versailles has parquet floors in its rooms and cobblestones in its courtyard)
  • Depending on the option chosen (private visit), the visit of the gardens at Versailles will not be guided
  • 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:
  • Lunch at the Moulin de Fourges restaurant
  • Pick-up and drop-off at your place of residence in Paris
  • Priority access ticket for the Palace of Versailles and its gardens
  • Entrance ticket at Giverny for Claude Monet's house and gardens
  • Services of our driver-guide
The price does not include:
  • Museum of Impressionism

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Private guided tour of Giverny Monet's Gardens and Palace of Versailles with Skip-the-Line Access, lunch included

1 adult x 2 100,00 €

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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Excellent. Guide was awesome and gave great advice!

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a. anonymous the 9/27/18

Our guide was great, gave us lots of history and information. Easy access at both sights. Lunch was excellent.

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a. anonymous the 7/31/17

Honoree was an awesome tour guide and if we return to Paris again, we will be sure to request him. He was incredibly knowledgeable about everything, and we thoroughly enjoyed our time with him. Just super.

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a. anonymous the 4/9/17

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