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.
House of Claude Monet
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.
Abondance de lentilles et haddock fumé, salade
Moelleux de volaille, pomme purée
Tarte aux pommes maison, crème fraîche
1/4 bottle of red wine (while wine on request)
Tarte de légumes de saison et bouquet de salade frisée
Farandole cuite et crue de légumes du moment
Tarte aux pommes (crème glacée ou crème)
* Example of menu, subject to modification
* The menu is not available in english
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.
Fountains of Versailles
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You will receive your confirmation and your tour voucher in 2 separate emails. Please print your tour voucher and present it to the PARISCityVISION office on the day of your depart