Audio Guided Tour of Giverny Monet's Gardens and the Palace of Versailles, Lunch included 179,00 €
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Audio Guided Tour of Giverny Monet's Gardens and the Palace of Versailles, Lunch included

Duration 9:45 hour(s)
  • Anecdotes and fascinating stories at both sites thanks to the audio-guides
  • Discover Monet's impressionistic source of inspiration through his magnificent gardens
  • Explore the Palace of Versailles via its large royal apartments
  • Enter Claude Monet's universe in Giverny
  • Priority access to the palace to step in the royal universe of the Kings and Queens of France

A day to discover two iconic sites of France in complete autonomy. Equipped with an audio guide, 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. 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
  • 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
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The price includes:
  • Entrance ticket to Giverny Claude Monet house and garden
  • Skip the line entrance ticket to the Palace of Versailles and the gardens
  • Audio guide available in 10 languages
The price does not include:
  • Transfers to and from your accommodation
  • Guided visit

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

1 adult x 179,00 €

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)

22 reviews

179,00 € / pers.

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Preparation of the tour


Address : Hôtel PULLMAN Paris Tour Eiffel

18 Avenue De Suffren, Entrance au 22 Rue Jean Rey, 75015 Paris . Meet our representative with a Paris City Vision sign

Metro :

Bir Hakeim

9:45 hour(s)

Organized by PARISCityVISION

Tour Code: GOVO

Reviews from the community

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The tour was well planned & well executed.

(5 of 5)

R. Susan the 7/24/19

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.

(5 of 5)

K. Steven the 6/5/19

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.

(4 of 5)

S. Christie the 5/30/19

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!

(5 of 5)

a. anonymous the 5/27/19

Number of reviews : 22

Average rating :

(4.6 of 5)

In order to reduce the risk of transmission of Covid-19, the presentation of a health pass will be mandatory for our excursions including a site receiving the public such as museums or restaurants from July 21 for all persons of 12 years and more.