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Audio Guided Tour of Giverny Monet's Gardens and the Palace of Versailles, Lunch included

  • Duration 9:30 hour(s)
  • Tour languages
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  • Tour the gardens in Giverny with audio guide commentary
  • Learn about the live of Claude Monet, a founding father of impressionism
  • Audio guides are available in a variety of languages
  • See the Palace of Versailles at your own pace
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Marina Tour Guide since 2016 I love this tour because in one day you can visit 2 beautiful places with wonderful gardens. Lunch time is also a good moment in a charming mill in the middle of the campaign. Everything is perfectly organised and you don't lose your time if you only have few days in Paris !

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Experience two quintessential sites from the Paris area, from both the impressionist and baroque eras: Giverny and the Palace of Versailles

Take your seat aboard an air-conditioned tour bus departing at 8:15 a.m. from our office located in the center of Paris. 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.

The beautiful gardens in Giverny

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


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

* Example of menu, subject to modification
* The menu is not available in english

Palace of Versailles golden entrance

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 guide 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., reaching our office in Paris at about 5:45 p.m.

Please note:

  • Audio guides may not be used inside the Monet House and in the studio, as the rooms are very narrow
  • Audio guides should be picked up at our office before departure
  • Download our tour leaflet by clicking HERE
  • Between April and October 2018, an entrance fee is payable to access the gardens (fee not included - to pay on site) on the following dates:
  • On the dates of the MUSICAL FOUNTAIN SHOW: Saturdays and Sundays from March 31 until October 28, 2018 + Tuesdays from May 22 until June 26, 2018 + Friday March 30, 2018 
    On the dates of the MUSICAL GARDENS: Tuesdays from March 27 until May 15, 2018 and from July 3 until October 30, 2018
    Bank holidays and exceptional dates (May 1, May 8, May 10, August 15)
  • We strongly advise against high-heeled shoes (parquet flooring in the rooms and cobblestones in the courtyard)
  • Strollers are not permitted inside the palace
  • Access to the palace is challenging for those with reduced mobility
  • Photography without flash is 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: 7h

The price includes:

  • Audio guide available in 10 languages: French, English, Spanish, Portuguese, Italian, German, Chinese, Japenese, Russian, Korean
  • Entrance ticket to Giverny Claude Monet house and garden
  • Skip the line entrance ticket to the Palace of Versailles and the gardens (except during Musical Foutains and Gardens)

The price does not include:

  • Transfers to and from your accommodation
  • Guided visit

Further information on your confirmation voucher:

You will receive your confirmation and your tour voucher in 2 separate emails. Please print your tour voucher and present it to the Paris City Vision office on the day of your depart

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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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Number of reviews :   1
Average rating :   5/5 
We had a Personally Guided Tour of Giverny and Versailles. Rode in a comfortable, smaller Mercedes van with about a dozen others. Tour Guide was delightful, lunch was delicious, and this was a great way to visit and enjoy these two venues within a limited time frame.
Monet's garden at Giverny did not disappoint. The 2 hours we had there was just enough time. Excellent lunch provided at very picturesque mill. Nice drive to Versailles through pretty villages. We only had an hour and a half at Versailles which was not nearly enough. Found map was confusing as to where to begin tour. If our guide had just pointed out the right palace door to begin that would have been helpful. Extremely crowded but I am sure that is just the norm. Did not have time to walk in the gardens. An enjoyable day but lost points on the Versailles portion.
We had the most terrific day! Our guide Barack was fantastic! Deserves a payrise!We absolutely adored Givenchy and were very impressed by what we saw in Versailles! The lunch was very nice and the location extremely pleasant!Thank you, thank you, thank you!
The 3 course lunch was great. Using the audiopen for the whole journey is more than enough