Appreciate two of the most popular destinations close to Paris. A private Guided Tour from Paris to visit Monet's House & Gardens in Giverny followed by the visit of Versailles Palace & Gardens
-Discover Giverny and Versailles by private car with this full-day private guided tour
-Skip the lines means more time inside Versailles and Monet's House
-Visit the Versailles Castle and the Gardens as well as Monet's house, garden, and studio
-Certainly, two of the most famous sites surrounding Paris to be discovered in a full-day private guided tour
Giverny and Versailles Private Tour allows you to enjoy two different historical places in the same day. After a 1 hour 15 minute drive along the Valley of the Seine with your private English-speaking driver, you will arrive in Giverny, a small village fifty miles to the west of Paris, a unique place with a timeless charm.
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Here, the master of Impressionism, Claude Monet, lived from 1883 until his death in 1926. For 43 years Monet settled down in this house that he completely renovated. He also transformed the whole domain, including the garden that he so much appreciated, and became the model for his paintings. You will marvel at the floral compositions of the garden in front of the house called the Clos Normand. He used to say: "Beyond painting and gardening, I am good for nothing."
By diverting a small river, Monet completely created this water garden. Deeply inspired by 'Japonism' - influence of Japanese art on French Artists and writers - he creates a unique world. A Japanese Bridge is built and oriental plants are introduced such as maple trees, Japanese peonies, white lilies, bamboos and Ginkgos Biloba. In 1897, Monet began to paint the "Nymphéas" series inspired by the water lilies pond, achieving one of his most famous artwork reaching the limit of abstraction.
you will enjoy a nice lunch in Giverny or its surroundings before heading to Versailles. Check our recommendations below to see the options.
you’ll be driven to Versailles and get skip the lines at the entrance of the Castle. Firstly, you will visit the Palace of Versailles, that is to say, the most beautiful achievements in French art and architecture of the 17th century. including the King’s and Queen’s apartments, the Chapel, the Coronation Room, the Hall of Mirrors, and the Salon of Abundance.
Meanwhile, Your expert English-speaking guide will bring the extravagant lives of the royal family and the French court at Versailles to life. Moreover, take a relaxing stroll through the majestic French-style gardens designed by André le Nôtre with its majestic fountains. For instance, on fountain show days you will discover the amazing waterworks, still running today as they did in the times of Kings and Queens.
In conclusion, you will be back after this Giverny & Versailles full-day private tour to your hotel accommodation.
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-Meet at your place of stay in Paris, or in front of the museum.