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Audio Guided Tour of Giverny & Versailles Palace

Audio Guided Tour of Giverny & Versailles Palace

9.5 hours From
AU$238 Per Person
 
  • Tour Type
    Coach TourCoach Tour
  • France Region
    Normandy
  • Duration
    9.5 hours
  • Tour Code
    PCV-18-4421
  • Operating Days
    Daily
9.5 hours From
AU$238 Per Person
 
  • Tour Type
    Coach TourCoach Tour
  • France Region
    Normandy
  • Duration
    9.5 hours
  • Tour Code
    PCV-18-4421
  • Operating Days
    Daily
Description 
  • Tour Highlights
    AdmissionAdmission All entrance fees includedInclusionInclusion Audio guide commentary/headsetTransportationTransportation Transportation in an air-conditioned minibus/van

Summary

Experience two quintessential sites from the Paris area, from both the impressionist and baroque eras: Giverny and the Palace of Versailles

Take your seat aboard an air-conditioned tour bus departing at 8:15 a.m. from our office located in the center of Paris. You’ll be driven to the Fondation Claude Monet, where you can visit the garden at Giverny and Monet’s home at your own leisure. See Giverny at your own pace, starting with Monet’s home. There, you will learn about the life of the artist, who lived there until his death at the age of 43. You can appreciate the reading room, also called the “blue room,” the sunflower-yellow dining room adorned with Japanese prints, and the private apartments. Continue your visit in Monet’s studio, today a gift shop where you can find a variety of souvenirs. Next, turn on your audio guide for commentary as you visit Monet’s garden. Amble through flower-lined paths that inspired the artist’s impressionist paintings. Revel in the lavish, multicolored flower beds. Step into the Clos-Normand, home to many Far Eastern plants and vegetation. Cross the water garden by the Japanese bridge. Peer over the edge to see its famous water lilies, found in the celebrated painting of the same name. Take your time as you experience Monet’s universe in an exotic, ethereal atmosphere.

Next, climb aboard your bus. It will take you to the Moulin de Fourges restaurant 10 minutes from Giverny, where you will be served a lunch that includes traditional Normand fare.

After the meal, it’s off to the Palace of Versailles. Priority access lets you get the most out of your Versailles visit. Your audio guide will point you in the right direction as you discover the King’s chambers. You will enter seven rooms, each decorated in the style of a God. Next, enter the magnificent Hall of Mirrors, where guests were invited during celebrations. The hall overlooks Versailles gardens. Admire the emblem of the Sun King, Louis XIV, one of the most ornate symbols to represent 17th century French art. If it is not the season for the Musical Fountains Show and Musical Gardens, you can take time to explore the gardens, where statues, sculptures, fountains, flowerbeds, coppices and reflecting pools are all aligned. Under Louis XIV, André le Nôtre designed the Palace’s gardens, endowing them with unique, grandiose proportions.

You will depart Versailles around 5:00 p.m., reaching Paris at about 5:45 p.m.

Departure Time: 8:15 am

Meeting Point: 2 rue des Pyramides 75001 Paris

Inclusions

  • Audio guide available in 10 languages: French, English, Spanish, Portuguese, Italian, German, Chinese, Japenese, Russian, Korean
  • Entrance ticket to Giverny Claude Monet house and garden
  • Skip the line entrance ticket to the Palace of Versailles and the gardens (except during Musical Foutains and Gardens)

Exclusions

  • Transfers to and from your accommodation
  • Guided visit

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