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Day trip to Versailles Palace and Giverny's Monet House including Lunch

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    What to Expect
    Leave Paris for a full-day tour of two of the most popular day trip destinations outside the French capital, Louis XIV's Palace of Versailles and Monet's garden in Giverny.

    Your first stop is Giverny, where Impressionist master Claude Monet lived from 1883 until his death in 1926. Walk across the Japanese bridge and gaze upon the water lily pond while you stroll the gardens that surround his former home. This picturesque landscape was the inspiration for many of his most famous paintings, including the Nymphéas series. 

    After a guided tour of Monet's gardens, it's time for a hearty lunch at the Moulin de Fourges. This 18th-century mill, inspired by the Queen's Hamlet, has been transformed into a restaurant and inn. From there, continue by coach to Versailles.

    The opulent décor at the Palace of Versailles—once the extravagant home of King Louis XIV and Marie Antoinette—includes the Hall of Mirrors and the royal Grand Apartments. On your guided tour, try to imagine daily life for the royal family. Then enjoy some free time in the World Heritage–listed Versailles Gardens and wander among the groves, sculptures, and fountains. On particular days, from April to October, they are part of a musical Fountains Show; if you're lucky you'll see this special display (cost included), set to the tunes of Louis XIV's era, before your day trip concludes with travel back to Paris.
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    Departure Point
    2 Rue des Pyramides, 75001 Paris, France
    Departure Time
    8:15 AM
    Duration
    9h 30m
    Return Details
    Returns to original 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
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    Additional Info
    • 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
    Cancellation Policy
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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    Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

    The morning trip to Giverney was a bit long. The guides english was adequate but she sid not have a lot of excitement about the information she was providing. The gardens were beautiful even in the fall. So many flowers were still in bloom. The...More

    Thank Z9433TJlisap
    ParisCityVision, Responsable relations clients at Paris City Vision, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

    Dear Z9433TJlisap, Thank you so much for your 5 stars ! We are so happy to read that your tour Giverny and Versailles met your expectations. We are sorry to know that the guide took too long in the Palace, but it can be tricky...More

    Reviewed 1 week ago

    It is a lot to do in one day, but I did feel we had enough time to see what we wanted to. I wish I could remember our guide's name, she was from Brazil. She was enjoyable and informative. On a normal day it...More

    Date of experience: September 2019
    Thank HKR
    ParisCityVision, Responsable relations clients at Paris City Vision, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

    Dear HKR, Thank you for sharing your experience on Tripadvisor. we are glad to know that you enjoyed your day. can you send us your order number at feedback@pariscityvision to find which guide was in charge of your tour. Despite the strike we hope that...More

    Reviewed 1 week ago

    I visited Paris 3 times in the past 2 years. One of the reasons as to why I had a fond memory of France was because of the tours from Paris City Vision. In April 2018, I joined 3 tours with Paris City Vision to...More

    Date of experience: April 2019
    Thank bluejayvan
    ParisCityVision, Responsable relations clients at Paris City Vision, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

    Dear bluejayvan, First of all, thank you very much for your comments and thank you for sharing all your experiences on Tripadvisor. we truly appreciate ! we are happy to read that you enjoyed your visits with our company and we are delighted to be...More

    Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

    This tour allowed us to travel to two places we would not otherwise have been able to visit. Caren was our tour guide and she kept the tour timely with her organization. Her narration of the sites was interesting. A lively way to getaway from...More

    Thank 832jillianr
    ParisCityVision, Responsable relations clients at Paris City Vision, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

    Dear 832jillianr, Thank you for your comment. We are happy to know that you enjoyed your tour with us. Versailles and Giverny are beautiful places to visit! We wish you a very good day! Best regards, Clothilde

    Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

    This trip does not leave much time for me to tour the water Lilly pond or the garden at the Versailles. Too much time is spent on the road and driving out for the lunch in the countryside.More

    Date of experience: September 2019
    Thank Passport566347
    ParisCityVision, Responsable relations clients at Paris City Vision, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

    Dear Passport566347, Thank you for your comment. Customer satisfaction is our priority and we are sorry to read that you did not fully enjoyed your day with us. We take into account your comment about the time spent on site. We will forward it to...More

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    85bananal
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    Response from amblu3 |
    It is a set meal
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    16 August 2018|
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    Response from annabellegreene87 | Reviewed this property |
    No. Its best to get a package that skips the lines, gives you a tour with headphones and free time in the gardens.
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