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Versailles Giverny tours

Versailles Giverny tours by minibus
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From: 198€

Enjoy a day trip to Giverny and Versailles, spend the morning in Monet's gardens and the afternoon with Louis XIV and Marie Antoinette...
For this tour by minivan, you can choose between two options.

Option 1, by Minivan NOT private, small group

Description of the tour: 
After picking you up at the doorstep of your downtown hotel in Paris, our guide will take you for a wonderful day outside of Paris.

This day will lead you first to the edge of Normandy, where you will visit Claude Monet's home, the "Father of Impressionism". There you will discover the famous gardens created by the impressionist painter, and the well known Japanese bridge in the midst of its flowered paths and wather-lily ponds.

"Claude Monet's property at Giverny, left by his son to the Académie des Beaux-arts in 1966, has, after completion of large scale restoration work, become the Claude Monet Foundation, inaugurated in 1980. The house, with its pink crushed brick façade, where the leader of the Impressionist School lived from 1883 to 1926, once again has its colourful décor and intimate charin of former times. The precious collection of Japanese engravings is displayed in several rooms, hung in the marmer chosen by the master of Giverny himself.

The huge Nymphéas studio, a stone's throw from the house, has also been restored. It contains the Foundation's Shop. The gardens have been replanted as they once were and offer for the admiration of visitors the "painting from nature" which Claude Monet's contemporaries considered one of his masterpieces.
The rectangular Clos Normand, with archways of climbing plants entwined around brilliantly coloured shrubs, lies before the house and studios, offering from Spring to Autumn the palette of varying colours to the painter-gardner who was "ecstatic about flowers".
Lastly, the Water Garden, formed by a tributary of the Epte, lies further away, shaded by weeping willows. With its famous Japanese Bridge, its wistarias, azaleas and its pond, it has once more become that casket of sky and water which inspired the pictorial universe of the water lilies."

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 the hamlet of Marie-Antoinette at Versailles. It offers a unique setting with its rural grounds and its spacious terrace on the banks of the Epte.

In the afternoon, you will be driven to Versailles Palace, residence of the Sun King, Louis XIV. There, you will visit on your own Louis XIV's suite, the Hall of Mirrors... An audio guide (included) is available in eight languages (French, English, German, Spanish, Italian, Japanese, Russian and Chinese-Mandarin).
You will also have some remaining time to discover the famous "A la Francaise" gardens.

Adult = 198€/pers
Child (4-10) = 145€/pers

Option 2, by Private Minivan

Description of the tour: 
Enjoy a trip by mini van to the birthplace of the Impressionist trend, where Monet painted the Water lilies and managed a beautiful garden, source of his inspiration.
After this Walk, the minivan will take you to Versailles, where you will visit the Sun King’s Castle, its gardens, and discover the Trianon.
On Weekends, you will be amazed by the spectacle of the Grandes eaux musicales

During this trip,
• You will be picked up at your apartment at 8.30am, and arrive at 9.30am at Giverny
• Visit Monet’s house, the famous garden and visit the American Art Museum
• Have lunch. (not included)
• Go to Versailles, explore the gardens and castle, and discover the Trianon with a licenced private guide.
• Be back to Paris, at around 5pm at you apartment.

=> from 1 to 4 people, 780 euros. tickets included.
=> From 4 to 8 people, 880 euros. tickets included.

Included: Transportation by minivan, entrance ticketsand guided-tour.
Pick-up and drop-off at your hotel or residence in Paris
NOT included: meals
Extra time : 50€/h


On request


9 hours (approx.)

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Our driver-guides are fluent in English and will share with you their passion for french culture.



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