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Day Trip to Giverny & Versailles with Lunch at Moulin de Fourges

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per adult Price is AU$318
Duration: {0} Duration: 9h Free Cancellation Free Cancellation No Booking Fees E-voucher (printout not required) E-voucher (printout not required) Offered in: English Offered in: English

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Experience 2 of the most essential day trips from Paris with a visit to both Versailles and Giverny. From the gilded halls of Louis XIV's ornate palace to the flower-filled gardens of Claude Monet, this expert-led outing is a lovely immersion into France's royal and artistic heritage.

Meet your guide in Paris and settle into a seat in a comfortable, luxury minibus for the drive into the countryside. Arrive in the idyllic village of Giverny, which drew 19th-century French impressionists in droves with its picture-perfect stone buildings and pastoral setting. Visit the pink country home where Claude Monet lived and worked from 1883 to 1926, admire the colourful decor of the light-filled home, and then step out into the spectacularly restored gardens. It's easy to imagine the artist himself painting his beloved waterlilies amid the bridges, ponds, and weeping willows.

Soak in the dreamy atmosphere of this quaint village over a 3-course lunch at the Moulin de Fourges restaurant, a 200-year-old mill with a spacious terrace set right on the banks of the Epte. After lunch, journey back in time to the Golden Age of France as you make your way to the sumptuous Palace of Versailles. Explore this grand Renaissance estate with an informative guide, taking in the splendour of the gilded Hall of Mirrors, the Royal Chapel, and the art-filled State Apartments. Before heading back to Paris, spend some free time roaming the 2,000-acre (809-ha) gardens, an elegant sprawl of lawns, groves, statues, and fountains designed by royal landscape architect André le Notre.

Experience 2 of the most essential day trips from Paris with a visit to both Versailles and Giverny. From the gilded halls of Louis XIV's ornate palace to the flower-filled gardens of Claude Monet, this expert-led outing is a lovely immersion into France's royal and artistic heritage.

Meet your guide in Paris and settle into a seat in a comfortable, luxury minibus for the drive into the countryside. Arrive in the idyllic village of Giverny, which drew 19th-century French impressionists in droves with its picture-perfect stone buildings and pastoral setting. Visit the pink country home where Claude Monet lived and worked from 1883 to 1926, admire the colourful decor of the light-filled home, and then step out into the spectacularly restored gardens. It's easy to imagine the artist himself painting his beloved waterlilies amid the bridges, ponds, and weeping willows.

Soak in the dreamy atmosphere of this quaint village over a 3-course lunch at the Moulin de Fourges restaurant, a 200-year-old mill with a spacious terrace set right on the banks of the Epte. After lunch, journey back in time to the Golden Age of France as you make your way to the sumptuous Palace of Versailles. Explore this grand Renaissance estate with an informative guide, taking in the splendour of the gilded Hall of Mirrors, the Royal Chapel, and the art-filled State Apartments. Before heading back to Paris, spend some free time roaming the 2,000-acre (809-ha) gardens, an elegant sprawl of lawns, groves, statues, and fountains designed by royal landscape architect André le Notre.

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8:30 AM, Tour in English, includes Food and Drinks

Duration 9h No booking or credit card fees

Live Commentary in English.

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per adult
AU$317.39

Total price is AU$317.39, taxes included

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Day Trip to Giverny & Versailles with Lunch at Moulin de Fourges

Activity Location

Giverny

Meeting/Redemption Point
  • Paris Trip office

    41 Avenue de la Bourdonnais

    Paris 75007


Highlights

  • Beautiful village of Giverny in heart of French countryside

  • Visit to Monet's restored home, studio & stunning gardens

  • Lunch at the Moulin de Fourges, a mill on the river Epte

  • Chance to visit the UNESCO-listed Palace of Versailles

  • Insight into the French monarchy & past kings & queens


Inclusions

  • Guided tour of the Palace of Versailles

  • Self-guided tour of Monet's house and gardens in Giverny

  • Admission fees

  • Lunch and drinks

  • Roundtrip transport between Paris, Giverny and Versailles via deluxe air-conditioned coach

  • Live tour commentary provided in English


Exclusions

  • Hotel pick-up and drop-off

  • Entrance to the Museum of Impressionism


Know Before You Book

  • Children aged 3 and younger are complimentary.

  • This activity is not wheelchair accessible.

  • This activity is unable to accommodate pushchairs or baby carriers.

  • Check-in is 15 minutes prior to the booked tour start time.


Day Trip to Giverny & Versailles with Lunch at Moulin de Fourges ratings based on 8 Verified Reviews

4.3 out of 5

3/5 16 Jun. 2019

The sights themselves are magnificent and worth seeing, but overall this tour was lackluster. Our bus driver arrived at the meetup spot 15 minutes late. Our tour guide was knowledgeable, but honestly seemed bored a lot of the time. He talked for a few minutes on the bus and then once we got to the destination, he left us on our own almost immediately. Feels weird to say this as a tourist, but Giverny was swamped with tourists, greatly detracting from enjoyment (not this tour's fault). Same with Versailles. The lunch was great at a beautiful location near Giverny (though there was a bug in my cider). When we arrived at Versailles, we had only 20 minutes to explore the gardens, which are massive. We had enough time to get to the gardens, but no time to actually see them. Very disappointing! The tour of the palace was fine, but again our guide recited his facts with tempered enthusiasm. Would not recommend going on a Saturday.

Michelle

United States