Private Giverny And Versailles Day Trip From Paris

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  • Duration: 9 Hrs
  • Language:
    English
  • Departure Time :
    8:00 AM
  • Departure Details :
    Traveler pickup is offered
    Hotel pickups begins approximately 15-30 minutes prior to this time, exact pickup time will be advised on reconfirmation.
  • Return Details :
    Tour finishes at your accommodation in Paris
  • Cancellation Policy :
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.

Overview

An
exclusive experience to discover Versailles & Giverny with a
private professional guide.
Private experience to enjoyVersailles & Giverny: Two of the most popular day trip destinations outside the French capital Louis XIV's Palace of versailles and Monet's gardens and house in Giverny.

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Itinerary
This is a typical itinerary for this product
Stop At: Fondation Claude Monet, 84 Rue Claude Monet, 27620 Giverny France
The House and Gardens of Claude Monet in Giverny
Pierce the secrets of one of the pillars of Impressionism, Claude Monet. Leader of the pictorial movement of the 19th century, he brought a wind a change to academic representative art introducing heightened perception, emotions and light. The painter devoted more than forty years of his life to one of his finest masterpieces: his garden in Giverny
The Water Garden
Wander through the romantic water garden, with its famous Japanese bridge, the wisterias, the water-lilies pond, the weeping willows and irises... Behold this living picture with its profusion of reflected light and colors.
The House
Visit the master's charming pink house where a family atmosphere reigned. Discover the painter's everyday life surrounded by eight children: the drawing room, the pantry, the bedroom, the study, the dining room and the beautiful kitchen...Admire his collection of Japanese prints, another source of inspiration.
The Studio
End your visit with the big studio where the famous water-lilies paintings saw the light of day. These paintings are exhibited at the Orangerie Museum in Paris.
Duration: 2 hours
Stop At: Giverny, Giverny, Eure, Haute-Normandie, Normandy
Giverny is a delightful, typical Norman Seine-side village. It lies on the right, or north, bank of Normandys mightiest river, close to the town of Vernon. Were it not for the arrival of Impressionist master Claude Monet in 1883, the village might have remained a quiet provincial backwater. The long years Monet spent here would turn it into a place of artistic pilgrimage, even in his lifetime.
Duration: 1 hour
Stop At: Palace of Versailles, Place d'Armes, 78000, Versailles France
The Palace of Versailles, or in french "Chteau de Versailles", is one of the largest castles in the world. A World Heritage listed, the Palace of Versailles is one of the finest achievements of French art in the seventeenth century. The former hunting lodge of Louis XIII was transformed and expanded by his son Louis XIV who installed his court and his government in 1682. Until the French Revolution, kings have succeeded, embellishing each the Castle. This royal jewel is definitely a must-see French landmark.
Venture in the Palace, discover its spectacular architecture, and its splendid rooms like the King and Queens apartments, many livings room with its stories and the breath taking Mirror Hall design to impress visitors with its three hundred and fifty seven mirrors, its marble and bronze decorations and its gilded bronze sculptures. The visit ends with an introduction to Versailles Gardens.
Thanks to skip the line access, the guide invites you to discover the Royal Apartments.
Royal Apartments - King and Queens Royal Quarters
These parade apartments were used to accommodate the official acts of the sovereign. They are decorated with a sumptuous Italian-style decoration, composed of marble paneling and painted ceilings. Open to everyone, everyone could see the king and the royal family. Here were organized evenings under the reign of Louis XIV, several times a week.
Overlooking the Midi parterre, the Queen's Grand Apartment is symmetrical to the King's Royal Quarter. But unlike Louis XIV who abandoned his Royal Apartments, the Queen continued to occupy it, which explains why the decor was changed several times in the eighteenth century.
The Hall of Mirrors
The Hall of Mirrors or Grande Galerie is designed from 1678 by Mansart: a monumental room of 8072 square feet, dedicated to the wealth and know-how of the Kingdom of France. On around 239.5 feet long, the Hall exalts the political, economic and artistic successes of France. The compositions painted by Le Brun illustrate the glorious history of Louis XIV: military victories, diplomatic and kingdom reforms. The 357 mirrors, technological prowess, symbols of great luxury, demonstrated the wealth of France.
Its design is a constantly changing show in which the lights and colors of the gardens are reflected. A magical moment.
The Gardens of Versailles
Our expert tour guide will enable you to see the best part of the Gardens.
In 1661, Louis XIV charged Andr Le Ntre to create the gardens of Versailles. The creation of gardens requires a gigantic work about forty years: leveling spaces, landscaping garden beds, creation of ponds and the Canal. Louis XIV considered gardens as
important as the castle. Andr Le Ntre created an ultimate French Style garden: a terrace with a global view of the gardens, a geometric organization of the axes, ponds, flowerbeds, groves. The garden is designed like a building, a walk playing on the perspectives. Charles Le Brun drew a large number of statues and fountains. The 221 sculptures make Versailles as the world's largest open-air museum of sculptures. Fountains and groves adorn the gardens. The groves regularly hosted the King's walk and the entertainment of the court. Appreciate a stroll trough the Le Ntre's gardens.
Each summer, Versailles offers superb entertainment in the gardens to give visitors the experience of the magnificence of the celebrations in the garden at the time of Louis XIV.
Your guide will offer you a visit to the musical gardens (Tuesday from June to October) and the musical fountains show (Saturdays and Sundays from April to October).
Duration: 2 hours
Stop At: Le Jardin de Versailles, Place D'armes A l'Ouest du Chteau de Versailles, 78000, Versailles France
Our expert tour guide will enable you to see the best part of the Gardens.
In 1661, Louis XIV charged Andr Le Ntre to create the gardens of Versailles. The creation of gardens requires a gigantic work about forty years: leveling spaces, landscaping garden beds, creation of ponds and the Canal. Louis XIV considered gardens as
important as the castle. Andr Le Ntre created an ultimate French Style garden: a terrace with a global view of the gardens, a geometric organization of the axes, ponds, flowerbeds, groves. The garden is designed like a building, a walk playing on the perspectives. Charles Le Brun drew a large number of statues and fountains. The 221 sculptures make Versailles as the world's largest open-air museum of sculptures. Fountains and groves adorn the gardens. The groves regularly hosted the King's walk and the entertainment of the court. Appreciate a stroll trough the Le Ntre's gardens.
Each summer, Versailles offers superb entertainment in the gardens to give visitors the experience of the magnificence of the celebrations in the garden at the time of Louis XIV.
Your guide will offer you a visit to the musical gardens (Tuesday from June to October) and the musical fountains show (Saturdays and Sundays from April to October).
Duration: 1 hour

Inclusions

  • Private Tour
  • Exclusive services
  • Licensed Professional Driver Guide
  • Pick up and drop off from your accommodation / hotels in Paris
  • Transport by air-conditioned minibus
  • Skip-the-Line access & Priority admission.
  • Guided visit: Monet's house and gardens & Versailles's palace and gardens
  • Entry/Admission - Fondation Claude Monet
  • Entry/Admission - Palace of Versailles
  • Entry/Admission - Le Jardin de Versailles

Exclusions

  • Lunch
  • Gratuities

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

Infant seats available

Choose to visit Versailles in the morning and Giverny in the afternoon, just let us know

Children must be accompanied by an adult

Times are subject to change due to local traffic conditions

Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking

Wheelchair accessible

Stroller accessible

Surfaces are wheelchair accessible

Most travelers can participate

This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate

Traveler Reviews

  • 09-Oct-2019

    Highly recommend this tour. My family and I did this on our 1st full day in Paris and it was a wonderful and and rewarding experience. Our guide, Jean Paul was phenomenal; knowledgeable, cordial, professional, and full of interesting historical facts and legends. Would not hesitate to book another tour with this vendor. Versailles and Giverny were “must dos” for me and I am so glad we had Jean Paul as our host and guide. Merci beaucoup!

  • 12-Jul-2019

    It was the hottest day of the year but both young women gave us an extraordinary visit to Monet’s home and Versailles. Both were knowledgeable, personable and down to earth in their information. With a 12 year old with us, they told anecdotal stories on giving us information about both sites. They were very accommodating about the heat and sought ways to keep us comfortable. I would have them again for a tour.

  • 05-Jul-2019

    Very pleasurable tour with Jean-Paul as our private guide. JP was like part of the family but he knew the history and the areas. We recommend you take lunch in Versailles at the place JP recommends. Very authentic place where the locals dine.

  • 03-Jul-2019

    WE met our Tour Guide (Anna) and driver at our hotel at 8;00AM - headed to Giverney first, and then to Versailles. Anna was extremely knowledgeable of Artist Claude Monet and his beautiful gardens and home. After lunch (on our own) we headed to Versailles. Once again, Anna demonstrated her knowledge of French History. What an experience for anyone who would like to take a side trip from Paris. Highly recommend this excursion. Anna, Thank You

  • 03-Jul-2019

    Guides were excellent and knowledgeable, and both trips were enjoyable experiences. We would recommend this!

  • 17-Jul-2017

    Very pleasant and relaxed tour with excellent guide.

  • 14-May-2017

    Destination was excellent