Day Trip to Versailles and Giverny from Paris
Duration : 9h
Starting point: Pick up at your hotel in Paris
Running days: Tuesday, Thursday
from 22 March to 1 November.
Departure Time: 8:30 am
From € 271
- Enjoy a 9-hour guided tour outside the French capital Paris
- Discover two of the most popular day trip destinations, Louis XIV's Palace of Versailles and Monet's garden in Giverny
- Small group guided tour from Paris by minibus
- Visit Claude Monet's House, Gardens and Studio in Giverny
- Skip the Line and admissions included
- Visit with a local driver-guide
- Wifi and air conditioning in the vehicle
Palace of Versailles:
In your high-end minibus comfortably seated, meet your expert guide before your memorable visit in the footsteps of the King Louis XIV and the Queen Marie-Antoinette
The Palace of Versailles, or in french "Château de Versailles", is one of the largest castles in the world. A fine example of 18th century French architecture and art, it is one of the most visited attractions, even castles, in France, as well as being a UNESCO’s World Heritage site. This royal jewell is definetly a must-see French landmark.
Venture in the Palace, discover its spectacular architecture, and its splendid rooms like the King and Queen’s apartments, many livings room with its stories and the breath taking Mirror Gallery design to impress visitors with its three hundred and fifty seven mirrors, its marble and bronze décoration and its gilded bronze sculptures. The visit ends with an introduction to Versailles Gardens.
The Gardens of Versailles
Appreciate a stroll at your own pace trough the Le Notre’s gardens. Situated to the west of the palace, the gardens cover some 800 hectares of land, much of which is landscaped in the classic French Garden style perfected here by André Le Nôtre Its fountains and sculptures tells mythological and exciting stories which will surprise you. Explore the secrets of this natural area.
After, take a midday break for lunch (at own expense) and continue on to Giverny.
The House and Gardens of Claude Monet in Giverny
Pierce the secrets of one of the pillars of Impressionism, Claude Monet. Leader of the pictorial movment of the 19th century, he brought a wind a change to academic representative art introducing heightened perception, emotions and light. The painter devoted more than forty years of his life to one of his finest masterpieces: his garden in Giverny
The Water Garden
Wander through the romantic water garden, with its famous Japanese bridge, the wisterias, the water-lilies pond, the weeping willows and irises... Behold this living picture with its profusion of reflected light and colors.
Visit the master's charming pink house where a family atmoshere reigned. Discover the painter's everyday life surrounded by eight children: the drawing room, the pantry, the bedroom, the study, the dining room and the beautiful kitchen...Admire his collection of Japanese prints, another source of inspiration.
End your visit with the big studio where the famous water-lilies paintings saw the light of day. These paintings are exhibited at the Orangerie Museum in Paris.
After the visit, transfer by minibus to Paris.
- Admission tickets
- Local driver/guide
- WiFi onboard
- Guaranteed to skip the long lines
- Transport by air-conditioned vehicle
- Hotel pickup and drop-off
- Food and drinks (lunch is approx. 25 euros per person)
- Gratuities (optional)