Castle & palace tours

Small-group excursion to Giverny and Versailles from Paris

Availability: Every day except Monday
Duration: 9 hours
Language: English
Mobile voucher accepted
Do this because
  • A good bargain - see more for less
  • Save time and see more with skip-the-line access
  • Smaller group size gives you a personalized experience in good company
What to expect

Discover in a day the Palace of Versailles and the home of Claude Monet in Giverny! This full-day excursion includes round-trip transportation from Paris, entrance fees to Versailles and Giverny, and lunch.

Meet us and your group (16 people max.) for departure at 8.30 am near the Eiffel Tower. After a 1-hour drive aboard an air-conditioned minibus, you will arrive at the idyllic home of Claude Monet on the edge of Normandy.

Claude Monet lived here from 1883 to 1926 and the colorful décor and pink brick facade are an intimate reminder of its former life. You'll discover his precious collection of Japanese engravings displayed in several rooms, the huge Nymphéas studio, and the gardens that inspired lots of Monet's masterpieces. You'll see the Clos Normand with its archways of climbing plants that offer from spring to autumn a beautiful palette of colors, and the Water Garden with its famous Japanese Bridge, its wistarias, azaleas, and pond that inspired the pictorial universe of the water lilies.

You will then enjoy a 3-course lunch in a unique setting: a 200-year-old mill, at the restaurant “Moulin de Fourges”. Its architecture dating back to the 18th century draws its inspiration from the hamlet of Marie-Antoinette at Versailles.

In the afternoon, we will take you back to the Golden Age of France with a visit to the Palace of Versailles. The chateau and gardens count among the most prestigious monuments of the world’s artistic heritage and are certainly the finest and most complete achievement of 17th-century French art. Former residence of ‘Sun King’ Louis XIV, this sumptuous royal palace was home to three of France’s most illustrious Kings for over 100 years. The guided tour of the palace includes the State Apartments of the King and Queen, Royal Chapel and Hall of Mirrors, a richly decorated gallery that boasts 357 mirrors, french bay windows and crystal chandeliers.

At the end of your visit, there is free time to discover the famous gardens à la française: a 2,000-acre park designed by André le Notre with its magnificent groves, statues, and fountains.

From 3 April to 31 October, on Friday, Saturday, Sunday and Tuesday, you can attend the Musical Gardens or the Musical Fountains Show. The access has an additional cost. During this period, access to the gardens will also be included to see the fountains and groves spring to life to the rhythm of the music.

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What's included
  • Lunch
  • Transportation in air-conditioned vehicle
  • Roundtrip transportation
  • Skip-the-line tickets
What's not included
  • Hotel pick-up/drop-off
Where

Paris TRIP Store, 41 Avenue de la Bourdonnais 75007 Paris

Meeting point:

Meet us at our Paris TRIP Store 15 minutes before the departure time indicated on your voucher.

What to remember
  • Small group of up to 16 people
  • From 3 April to 31 October, on Friday, Saturday, Sunday and Tuesday, you can attend the Musical Gardens or the Musical Fountains Show. The access has an additional cost.
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When

Every day except Monday
Departure at 8.30 am

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Provider
Paris TRIP
Booking fee
Good news! No extra fees are applied to this booking.
Cancellation policy
Receive a 100 % refund if you cancel up to 2 days before the activity begins.

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