Visit Monet’s Giverny and Versailles in one day
Attractions & guided tours

Visit Monet’s Giverny and Versailles in one day

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Based on 4 reviews
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£116.00
Free cancellation
language
Language: English
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Mobile voucher accepted
duration
Duration: 10 hours
Do this because
  • Discover Monet’s exquisite Giverny estate
  • See where Monet lived and worked for 43 years
  • Enjoy skip-the-line access to Versailles
  • Visit Versailles Palace and its Gardens
What to expect

This tour combines trips to two of the most notable attractions within driving distance of Paris: Claude Monet’s bloom-bursting estate at Giverny and the famously extravagant Palace of Versailles.

In the morning, you'll drive for one hour to reach the village of Giverny. You'll first stop at the Fondation Claude Monet, where you’ll be treated to a short introduction to the estate. After the orientation tour, you are free to explore at your leisure, stroll slowly around the lily pad-peppered ponds of the garden or make your way around the artist’s ivy-clad house, which has been restored to show how it would have appeared during the painter’s lifetime. You might even want to get lunch in one of the town’s tranquil bars or restaurants, which exude provincial charm.

After lunch, we'll head to Versailles where a majestic European castle serves as a perfectly preserved example of the reckless extravagance of the French monarchy. Your guide will take you for 2-hour tour of the house and gardens. You'll skip the line and visit the King and Queen’s apartments, the Chapel, the Coronation Room, the Hall of Mirrors and the Salon of Abundance, where the king would show off all his most precious items, including silverware, vases and medals, to distinguished guests.

After exploring the castle, you’ll step out into its 1,800 acres manicured gardens. Depending on what day you visit, you may also catch the famous Versailles Fountain Show or Musical Gardens (tickets are included in tour price on show days). The Fountain Shows sees Versailles’ famous water features spray and spurt to life, while the Musical Gardens event allows you to enjoy the garden against a soundtrack of classical music. After ambling around the gardens, you can hop back on board the return coach to Paris or, depending on your travel itinerary, you may prefer to stick around Versailles and make your own way onto your next destination.

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What's included
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What's not included
  • x_not_included Food and drinks
Where

Église Notre-Dame de Compassion, Place du Général Kœnig, Paris, France

Meeting point:
In front of the Church Notre-Dame de Compassion (Place du Général Kœnig, 75017 Paris). The representative (holding a City Wonders sign) will be standing in the middle of the Place du Général Koening, in front of the Church. Arriving by metro: Take metro Line 1 to “Porte Maillot”, take exit number 4 “Avenue Charles de Gaulle”, located 10mn away from the meeting point. When exiting the metro, you will see a big brown Tower and a big rectangular building named “Palais des Congrès”. Walk towards the big brown Tower, up the Boulevard Pershing keeping the “Palais des Congrès” building to your right. Once you reach the big brown Tower, look to your left, you’ll see a Church surrounded by trees. This is where your meeting point is. Arriving by taxi: Ask the driver to drop you at the Notre-Dame de Compassion Church, located on Place du Général Koening 75017 Paris.
What to remember

Not suitable for:

  • Guests with wheelchairs or any impairments requiring special assistance

Not allowed:

  • Strollers or baby carriages

Know in advance:

  • Paris will host the 2024 Olympics from July 26th to August 11th, followed by the Paralympics from August 28th to September 8th, so please be aware that this may have an impact on the travel plans as unforeseen issues may arise
  • Entrance fees to Monet's house and gardens as well as to the Palace of Versailles and its gardens are included
  • The service will end at the Palace of Versailles, where you'll be provided with a bus transfer back to Paris
  • Please note that roundtrip transportation is provided from the specified location in front of the main entrance to the Architecture Museum at the Palais de Chaillot
  • The Musical Gardens and the Fountain Show may be subject to last minute schedule changes beyond the control of the local tour operator

Remember to bring:

  • An infant or child seat if you're traveling with infants
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Provider
City Wonders
Booking fee
Good news! No extra fees are applied to this booking.
Cancellation policy
Receive a 100% refund if you cancel up to 24 hours before the experience begins.

What people say about this experience

Excellent

4.8/5

Based on 4 reviews from verified customers

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Value for money

5/5

  • Anonymous

    From Germany - October 2023

    Excellent

    Overall rated

    5/5

    Michelle (Monet house) und Natalia (Versaille) waren toll. Michelle ist eine sehr intelligente und liebe Touristenführerin. Der Tag mit euch war perfe ...

  • Jennifer

    From United States of America - September 2023

    Travelled with a group of friends

     

    25 - 34 years old

    Excellent

    Overall rated

    5/5

  • Anonymous

    From United Kingdom - August 2023

    Excellent

    Overall rated

    5/5

  • Anonymous

    From Italy - August 2022

    Great

    Overall rated

    4/5

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