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Giverny and Versailles Tour

Giverny and Versailles Tour

9.5 hours From
AU$314 Per Person
 
  • Tour Type
    Coach TourCoach Tour
  • Duration
    9.5 hours
  • Tour Code
    GVA2015
  • Start Date
    01 Apr 2018
  • End Date
    31 Oct 2018
  • Operating Days
    Tue to Sun
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9.5 hours From
AU$314 Per Person
 
  • Tour Type
    Coach TourCoach Tour
  • Duration
    9.5 hours
  • Tour Code
    GVA2015
  • Start Date
    01 Apr 2018
  • End Date
    31 Oct 2018
  • Operating Days
    Tue to Sun
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Up to 10% off*
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Description 
  • Tour Highlights
    AdmissionAdmission All entrance fees includedEscorted tourEscorted tour Experienced private English speaking guideMealMeal LunchTransportationTransportation Transportation in an air-conditioned minibus/van

Summary

This full-day tour takes you to some must-see sights near Paris: Giverny and the Place of Versailles. Giverny is the home of Claude Monet. After Giverny, visit the Palace of Versailles, the royal residence during the period of Kings Louis XIV, Louis XV and Louis XVI. 

Departure Time: 8:15 am

Meeting Point: 2 rue des Pyramides 75001 Paris

*FTC Exclusive Offer

  • 10% off discount
  • Book now until 31 March 2018.
  • Travel between 1 April until 31 October 2018.

Itinerary

Set off at 8:15 a.m. from central Paris. The journey to Giverny by luxury air-conditioned coach will take approximately one hour and 30 minutes. Soak up the world of the painter, Claude Monet, famous for painting different corners of his garden, such as the "Water Lilies" or the "Japanese Bridge." The painter Claude Monet lived at Giverny with his wife and eight children for 43 years, from 1883 until his death in 1926. Passionate about gardening and nature's changing colors, he designed his flower and water gardens as if they were works of art. During your visit of Monet's garden at Giverny, admire the multicolored flower beds, the Clos Normand Flower Garden with its many Eastern plants, and the lush water garden, famous for its water lilies and Japanese bridge.

Then take advantage of your free time to visit Claude Monet's pink-plastered house, where he lived and worked (guided tours of the interior are not permitted due to the lack of space). Explore the reading room, leading into the larder and the artist's studio. In addition to those of his private apartments, these rooms have been reconstructed with Monet's original furniture. Visit the bright yellow dining room, which has been reconstructed down to the very last detail, with earthenware dishes and a blue-tiled kitchen. In the dining room, marvel at one of the world's most important collections of Japanese prints. At the end of your visit, explore the village and treat yourself to some souvenir shopping in the gift and book shop, which was once used as a studio for Monet's Water Lilies; it offers a wide range of products inspired by the artist's work.

After visiting Giverny, enjoy a tasty lunch at the Moulin de Fourges restaurant just ten minutes away, where you can sample local food with a twist.

In the afternoon, explore the Palace and Gardens of Versailles. Covering more than 721,000 square feet, the Palace has over 700 rooms. Follow your guide to the front of the line to see the most impressive rooms: the King's Apartments, with seven salons each dedicated to a different god, and the Queen's Apartments. Also visit the majestic Hall of Mirrors, a reception room in which to see and be seen, dreamt up by the famous architect, Jules Hardouin-Mansart. Almost 240 feet-long, it was designed to astonish visitors of the Sun King Louis XIV; it is lit by 17 windows and 350 mirrors, and overlooks the palace's splendid gardens, the second part of your visit. Explore the Gardens of Versailles at your own pace and marvel at its many works of art, fountains, ponds, flower beds and groves of trees.

Return to Paris scheduled for around 5:45 p.m.

Inclusions

  • Transportation to and from Paris in an air-conditioned coach
  • Priority access ticket for Palace of Versailles and its gardens
  • Entrance ticket at Claude Monet's house and gardens
  • Lunch at the Moulin de Fourges restaurant
  • Services of a driver-guide

Exclusions

  • Transfers to and from your hotel or apartment

Important Notes

  • Closing of the Queen’s State Apartment for renovation works.
  • Flat shoes are strongly recommended (Versailles has parquet floors in its rooms and cobblestones in its courtyard)
  • Strollers are not permitted inside the palace.
  • The skip-the-line access is subject to the Versailles Palace procedures: The Vigipirate plan, the security control or an unforeseen crowd can slow down the entrance.

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