Claude Monet's gardens in Normandy and the King's palace of Versailles
Let's go to Giverny, Claude Monet's last residence and his water garden that he painted on and on for 40 years. Guided tour of the house and gardens with its famous pond and waterlilies.
After lunch, guided tour of the palace of Versailles. I will give you a lot of details about the life in Versailles in the 1600's, Marie-Antoinette, and the French Revolution. Skip the line tickets for the King's apartments, and the Hall of Mirrors.
Walking tour in the French gardens designed by André Le Nôtre. Discover the Orangerie, the Grand Canal and the different groves. FOUNTAIN SHOW ONLY ON SAT AND SUN.
Important : Tour with driver AND guide. No waste of time in parking lots. No need to go back to the same location. The driver will wait for us down the canal. Relax with your guide during the great fountain show!
From Paris, about 1 hour drive to Giverny, small picturesque village of Normandy where Claude Monet stayed for over 40 years. On the way, you will be driving through typical charming small villages in the countryside such as La Roche-Guyon overlooking the river Seine.
Around 1 hour inside of Claude Monet's property.
Lunch break in Giverny in a typical regular French restaurant.
Then let's head off to Versailles (1 hour).
Guided tour of the King's apartments and the hall of mirrors with skip the line tickets. (1 hour)
Walking tour of the French gardens. Fountain show only on Sat and Sun. (around 1 hour). The Fountain show is running from 3. 30 Pm. On the other days, you will see the gardens as well from the Orangerie to the Grand Canal but the groves are closed.
Back to your hotel at 6. 00 Pm.
Meeting Location + Tour Duration
Meeting location: Address or Intersection upon Traveler's request, Airport, Cruise Ship Port, Hotel, Monument/Building upon Traveler's request, Rail or Bus Station
End location: Address or Intersection upon Traveler's request, Airport, Cruise Ship Port, Hotel, Monument/Building upon Traveler's request, Rail or Bus Station
Duration: 8 hours
air-conditioned minibus Viano Mercedes Benz (up to 6 people)
Driving and live commentaries on board with a professional guide
Entrance fees of the house of Claude Monet, Versailles palace and the French gardens.
Private Guided tour of Giverny and Versailles
transportation fees like tolls, parking fees, liability insurances
Services of driver and guide. No need to go back to the same parking lot in Versailles. No waste of time.
Estimated Local Cash Needed
100 euros - food and beverage
Average cost for lunch : 30€ per person
Food and Beverage
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IT was at Marie's suggestion that we went to Giverny. Was a highlight of a trip. Highly recommend Marie and her driver, Phillipe.