From Claude Monet to the Sun King
While driving you along the Seine river valley to the village in Normandy where Claude Monet lived from 1883 to 1926, your guide will retrace the painter's life and his sources of inspiration.
You will then visit his house and studio and the gardens he created as a subject for his paintings. See the ponds and the Japanese bridges built with a lock on the tiny Epte river for the Water Lilies series.
On the way to Versailles, drive on a scenic road overlooking the Seine river valley and cross beautiful landscape and charming villages.
The palace and the gardens of Versailles count among the most prestigious monuments of the world's artistic heritage, a finest and most complete achievement of 17th century French art and the sumptuous theater of History from Louis XIV to Louis XVI. Enjoy a private guided tour inside Versailles State Apartments and Hall of Mirrors.
Travel from Paris to to Giverny, a charming village at the border between the Ile-de-france and Normandy regions, enjoy crossing beatiful landscapes that once claude Monet, the leader of the Impressionnist movement painted.
Visit his house and gardens then travel back towards Paris via a scenic route overlooking the Seine river valley to discover the extraordinary Versailles Palace, its fascinating Gardens and the State Apartments also known as the 'Apartments of the Planets' due to their decor and the famous Hall of Mirrors.
Option: Instead of Giverny, visit Chartres and Versailles.
Chartres boasts the most beautiful and the largest cathedral in Europe. Triple masterpiece of French Gothic Art : by the architecture, the sculpture, and the superb 13th century stained glass windows. (their surface extends over more than 3000 square yards).
Meeting Location + Tour Duration
Meeting location: In order to confirm your booking, we need your Paris address (hotel or apartment) for pick-up.
End location: Your Paris address (hotel or apartment)
Duration: 8 hours
Transportation from Paris and back in air-conditioned minivan is included
Guaranteed to skip the long lines
Hotel pickup and drop-off from Paris
Entrance fees to the castle and gardens of Versailles
Estimated Local Cash Needed
40 Euro - Lunch and entrance fee to Monet's house and gardens
Entrance fees to Monet's house and gardens in Giverny (9,50 eur. per adult)
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A great day in Giverny and Versailles. Celine is fun, funny and energetic. Provided incredible insight to Monet's life and the history of Versailles. Absolutely would recommend.