Small-Group Day Trip to Giverny and Versailles from Paris

Small-Group Day Trip to Giverny and Versailles from Paris
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$234.12
Duration: 9 hours
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Description

This tour will take you to two of the most important locations around Paris: the home of the « Prince of the Impressionists » and the palace of the « Sun King »; Giverny and Versailles represent the Zenith of France’s greatest artistic movements.

Renowned for their beautiful gardens and stunning buildings, you will get to see Monet’s iconic Japanese bridge and lilly ponds, Louis XIV’s breathtaking Hall of Mirrors. Lunch at the well known “Moulin de Fourges” is included.

You will be driven from Paris to Giverny, in the comfort of an air-conditioned minibus, where you will start your day with the visit of Claude Monet’s property. Located at the edge of Normandy, about 50 miles north of Paris, Claude Monet’s Home is one of the most popular tour destination around Paris.

 

There you will discover the famous gardens created by the most famous of the Impressionist painters often referred to as the father of Impressionism, though not the first to have painted in « a style that would become known as Impressionism ». You will enjoy the sight of the well-known Japanese bridge in the midst of its flowered paths and wather-lily ponds, and the house, with its pink crushed brick façade, where the leader of the Impressionist School spent 43 years from 1883 until his death in 1926.

 

After a morning spent in one of this most inspirational settings, you will head off to the banks of the Epte River where you will have lunch at the lovely “Moulin de Fourges” restaurant, a 200-year-old mill. The architecture of this listed site, dating back to the 18th century, draws its inspiration from hamlet of Marie-Antoinette at Versailles.

In the afternoon, you will be driven to Versailles Palace, residence of the Sun King, Louis XIV, to enjoy a guided visit of Louis XIV’s suite, the Hall of Mirrors and more… After your guided tour inside the castle you will also have some remaining time to discover the famous “A la Française” gardens.

The Musical Fountain Show takes place every weekend from April to October.
During this period access to the gardens will be included to see the fountains and groves spring to life to the rhythm of the music:

On Saturdays and Sundays from April to October
+ some additional dates (May 8,10, 22, 29, June 5, 12, 19, 26 and August 15)
The Musical Gardens takes place on Tuesdays and Fridays from April to October
During this period access to the gardens will be included to enjoy in the rhythm of the music

This tour will take you to two of the most important locations around Paris: the home of the « Prince of the Impressionists » and the palace of the « Sun King »; Giverny and Versailles represent the Zenith of France’s greatest artistic movements.

Renowned for their beautiful gardens and stunning buildings, you will get to see Monet’s iconic Japanese bridge and lilly ponds, Louis XIV’s breathtaking Hall of Mirrors. Lunch at the well known “Moulin de Fourges” is included.