Versailles & Giverny Private Guided Tour

 

Cultural

9 hours

Private Tour

From Paris

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Experience Versailles & Giverny Full Day Private Guided Tour

 

Appreciate two of the most popular destinations close to Paris. Visit the 19th century house and gardens of Monet, one of the most important painters of the 19th century and the famed royal castle of Versailles, symbol of the french monarchy.

Highlights of the Guided Tour

 

-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

Full Description of Giverny & Versailles Full-Day Private guided Tour

 

Enjoy a trip away from Paris to travel back to two different eras. Firstly, begin with a 1 hour 15 minute drive along the Valley of the Seine with your private English-speaking driver. You will arrive to Giverny, a tiny 19th century provincial and timeless village where impressionist painter Claude Monet lived, worked and died, from 1883 until 1926. Here, Monet settled down and completely renovated both the house and the garden, eternal models for his paintings. You will marvel at the floral compositions in front of the house called the Clos Normand. He used to say: "Beyond painting and gardening, I am good for nothing."

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Take time to stroll around the garden and walk through the Japanese Bridge nestled in a sublime water garden surrounded by oriental plants that Monet created from a deep inspiration of 'Japonism' (influence of Japanese art on French Art and Writing). You'll feel like in one of his paintings, submerged in the ambiance of maple trees, Japanese peonies, bamboos and white lilies. 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. Enter his house and discover this intimate place fill of charm and color, full of familiar objects, pictures, japanese estampes and more impressionnist paintings.

 

Later, enjoy a delightful lunch in one of Giverny's picturesque places before heading to Versailles' Palace. Check our recommendations below to see the options. Without any delay, skip the lines at the entrance of the Castle and begin visiting the Palace with the most beautiful achievements in French art and architecture of the 17th century. In essence, don't miss 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 stunning 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.

 

Lastly, you will be driven back to your hotel after this Giverny & Versailles Full-day private tour.

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About this activity

📍 Pick up and drop off conditions

-Meet at your place of stay in Paris, or in front of the museum.

 

☑️ Includes

-Skip-the-line tickets: Versailles & Monet's House (although lines for security checks are unavoidable)

Itinerary / Interactive map

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Photo gallery

Our Local expert tips

FAQ

+Informations about Versailles
Every day except on Monday From April to October it is possible to see the water fountain show in the gardens on the weekends and some Tuesdays. Don't hesitate to reach out for more information. Available year-round except on January 1st, May 1st and December 25th. Versailles skip the line tickets will be purchased during the booking process. Tour is operated in English, other languages on request. Tour is not wheelchair accessible. Accredited and licensed tour guides for deep historical explanations.
+Informations about Monet's House
Open every day from April 1st to November 1st 2021 from 9:30 am to 6:00 pm, last admission 5:30 pm. Monet's house skip the line tickets will be purchased during the booking process. Tour is operated in English, other languages on request.
+What if I have a large group?
This activity will have a maximum of 7 travelers. Our booking agent will have to customize this tour if your group is larger.
+Can I bring stroller or backpack?
Large backpacks and luggage are not permitted inside Versailles Chateau and will need to be left at your hotel. Strollers are not allowed inside the Versailles Chateau, you will therefore need to bring a material baby carrier (please note that due to security restrictions, baby carriers with metalic parts are also not allowed).

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