Versailles Palace & Giverny's Monet House Day Trip from Paris including Lunch

Duration: 9 hours 30 minutes
Destination: France, Île-de-France, Paris
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  • 9 hours 30 minutes
  • Paris
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Overview

Think of France and what comes to mind? Chances are the Palace of Versailles and the Impressionists are up there in your top ten. However fleeting your visit, you do have time to experience a bit of both, thanks to our day trip from Paris. Ever wanted to step into one of Monet’s paintings? Your wish is our command! Wander through the lush gardens of the artist’s residence, inspiration for his Nympheas, among others. After lunch, head to Versailles, royal pad to three King Louis. From the moment you approach this imposing Palace, we dare you not to gasp at its lavish splendor. In fact, you’ll probably keep your mouth open for the rest of your visit!

Highlights

  • Led by a local guide
  • All entrance fees included
  • Free drinks included
  • Lunch included

Itinerary
This is a typical itinerary for this product

Stop At: PARISCityVISION, 2 Rue des Pyramides, 75001 Paris, France

Meet up at our central located agency in Paris!

Duration: 30 minutes

Pass By: Office de Tourisme des Portes de l'Eure, 12 rue du Pont, 27200 Vernon France

Short on time? Visit Versailles and Monet’s Garden in the same day.

Ready for your full-day tour (easels and crowns optional)? First up, Giverny ,1 hour 20 ( approx) drive from Paris in Eure Department ( close to Vernon)

Stop At: Fondation Claude Monet, 84 Rue Claude Monet, 27620 Giverny France

Home to Impressionist maestro Monet from 1833 until his demise in 1926.

Duration: 2 hours

Stop At: The Clos Normand - Fondation Claude Monet, 84 rue Claude Monet, 27620 Giverny France

Walk across the Japanese bridge you’ve seen somewhere before and catch your reflection in that water lily pond..

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Le Moulin de Fourges, 38 Rue du Moulin, 27630 Vexin-sur-Epte, France

Time for a hearty lunch (we won’t let you eat cake, unless you want to), at the Moulin de Fourges, an 18th-century mill inspired by Marie Antoinette’s hamlet.

Duration: 1 hour

Pass By: Monument a Louis XIV, Place des Victoires Château de Versailles, 78000, Versailles France

Leading us nicely on to your next stop: Versailles where you will see Louis XIV's Statue on a horse.

Stop At: Palace of Versailles, Place d'Armes, 78000, Versailles France

Compare and contrast your interior décor to that of Louis XIV and his wife.

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: The Hall of Mirrors, Chateau de Versailles, 78000, Versailles France

Then waltz through the vast Hall of Mirrors. Your tour guide is at hand to answer your questions, however weird or wonderful.

Duration: 20 minutes

Pass By: Le Jardin de Versailles, Place D'armes A l'Ouest du Château de Versailles, 78000, Versailles France

Your tour guide is at hand to answer your questions, however weird or wonderful. You’re in for a treat (and numerous photo ops) in the palace’s back garden, and no garden worth its name would be complete without a fountain, sculpture, forest or two. If you’re lucky (if you choose the right date, that is), you’ll catch the Musical Fountains show, when the gardens’ numerous water features boogie to the rhythm of Louis XIV’s favorite tunes.

Pass By: Palais Garnier, Place de l_Opera entrance at the corner of Scribe and Auber streets, 75009 Paris France

Then it’s back to Paris to dream in your own private chambers.

Pass By: Place des Pyramides, Rue de Rivoli, 75001 Paris France

You will end back at the departure point.


Inclusions
  • Round trip transportation from Paris by luxury air-conditioned coach.
  • Guided visit of the Royal Apartments of the Palace of Versailles
  • Free time in the marvellous Versailles gardens, even days of Musical Fountains or Musical Gardens
  • 3-courses lunch (starter + main course + dessert), drinks included.
  • Guided visit of the somptuous Giverny gardens and free time in Monet's house
  • Service of a licensed guide with individual earphone
  • Entrance tickets with priority access.
  • Entry/Admission - Fondation Claude Monet
  • Entry/Admission - The Clos Normand - Fondation Claude Monet
  • Entry/Admission - Le Moulin de Fourges
  • Entry/Admission - Palace of Versailles
  • Entry/Admission - The Hall of Mirrors

Exclusions
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Gratuities
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • The tour allows enough time to visit Versailles’ Great Royal Apartments and Monet’s Gardens only •
  • You’ll have a skip-the-line ticket but may still have to wait in line, especially at busy times such as high season •
  • The Versailles Musical Fountains Show takes place on Saturdays and Sundays
  • Baby strollers are forbidden inside the Versailles Palace.
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infant seats available
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • This tour is not suitable for clients with walking difficulties
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
Departure Point

2 Rue des Pyramides, 75001 Paris, France


Departure Time

8:15 AM


Return Details

Returns to original departure point

Voucher info

You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.

Duration

9 hours 30 minutes

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

User's Reviews

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Brenda W

Absolutely fabulous tour guide. Awesome lunch. Only wish I had seen more of the gardens But that was out of the control of our guide. Mass crowds

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Richard F

It was a picturesque, comfortable ride in a clean, modern bus to Giverny's Monet House. After a brief guided tour of the gardens, we had ample time to explore the gardens and pond in further detail. Then we independently toured the main house, which was too small and crowded to handle a guided tour of 20+ people. The gift shop offered a wide selection of memorabilia. As usual, the ladies room was inadequate for the crowd.

We then drove to a nearby restaurant, which was spacious, as if it was an event hall. Private tables were set up for our group. The meal was excellent. Quite a surprise, as there was unlimited free wine included.

At Versailles, the guide was very knowledgeable and thorough. The crowd was manageable and there was no wait for our group to enter. After the guided tour, there was ample time to explore the gardens. We returned to the pick up point about 6:30. Overall, a good experience and value.

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John B

Most informative with added humor by guide as appropriate. Timing was on spot and the venue for the lunch was great. Highly recommend.

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Thomas W

The gardens st Giverny were beautiful. Not too crowded although so you could get a lot of pictures. You don't get any time to walk around Giverny but we didn't mind. The house and grounds are worth seeing. Our lunch stop was at an old mill. The food and wine were excellent. A very beautiful setting. Versailles is huge and our guide explained what we would be seeing ahead of time. She did a wonderful job of providing history and insight into royal life. Because we did not have to wait in a line to get in we had extra time to explore the grounds.

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MATTHEW R

Combined Givery and Versailles palace trip. Giverny in the morning, expect about an +1hour coach trip; small group of about 15. The gardens and house can be very crowded with people. Lunch provided at a nearby mill house was excellent (location and quality). Afternoon at Versailles and the 'jump the queue' privilage is a must which is what you pay for in this package. Never be late for the coach. They can give you 15 mins to return late but after that they will leave you behind. You are warned!

User's Picture Gallery

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THe Bridge at the Lily pond

A group of us from the tour, now we are in the famous painting. One of my highlilghts from the 2 weeks I spent in Paris

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Monet's Japanese garden at Giverny

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Monet's spectacular waterlily garden

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More Gardens at Versailles

More Gardens at Versailles: Huge!

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The fountains in the Versailles Gardens

The fountains just add something.

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Interesting artwork.

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From the gardens.

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Spinning in infinity.

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Lunch spot.

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Dining with the king.

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Grand facade.

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Pond and tree.

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The gardens at Giverny.

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Water lilies.

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Monet's kitchen.

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Monet's garden that contained this classic pond.

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This is a small section of the magnificent gardens at Versailles.

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