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Versailles-Giverny Day Tour with Lunch at Moulin de Fourges

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24 reviews

Activity provider: Paris' TRIP

Versailles-Giverny Day Tour with Lunch at Moulin de Fourges

Activity provider: Paris' TRIP

From US$ 260.54 per person

Versailles undoubtedly makes lasting impressions on visitors, but so will the lily ponds in Giverny that inspired Claude Monet to new artistic heights. See them both in one day, with a gourmet lunch at the renowned Moulin de Fourges.

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Duration 9 hours
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Skip the line through a separate entrance
Live tour guide
English, French
Small group
Limited to 14 participants

Experience

Highlights
  • Visit Claude Monet's house and discover the lily ponds you know from his most famous paintings
  • Enjoy a complimentary 3-course lunch with wine at the renowned Moulin de Fourges
  • Explore the height of royal opulence at Versailles
  • Relax and enjoy on this all-inclusive tour that begins and ends at your doorstep
Full description
A day of unforgettable impressions awaits you outside Paris at legendary Versailles and the home of Claude Monet. Select the private option, and you'll be whisked straight from your lobby or doorstep in downtown Paris to Giverny, the village where Monet produced some of the world's most beautiful landscape paintings. See the gardens the so-called Father of Impressionism magically recreated on canvas, with their trademark water lilies and Japanese bridge. A complimentary 3-course lunch at the renowned Moulin de Fourges restaurant will provide the perfect opportunity to rest and savor what you saw along with fine gourmet food. The second part of the day takes you to Versailles, where reality might exceed your idea of how kings and queens once lived. Spend an hour wandering about the Grand Apartments of the king and queen, and the famous Hall of Mirrors. Outside discover the famous palace gardens, the marble Grand Trianon palace retreat and Marie Antoinette's Hamlet.
Includes
  • Pick-up and drop off at hotel or local residence (if private option booked)
  • Entrance to Monet's house and Versailles
  • Guided visit of Versailles
  • 3-course lunch with wine at Moulin de Fourges
  • Transport by air-conditioned minibus
  • English-speaking guide
  • Souvenirs
  • Gratuities
Not suitable for
  • Wheelchair users

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Meet at 41 Avenue De La Bourdonnais, 75007 Paris. The nearest Metro Stops are Ecole Militaire on line 8, Trocadero on line 6 or 9 or Pont de l'alma on the REC C train.

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Overall rating

4.8 /5

based on 24 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.9/5
  • Transportation
    4.6/5
  • Value for money
    4.3/5
  • Safety
    4.6/5

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We took a tour that included Giverny, Monet’s home and gardens in Normandy, and Versailles in the afternoon. Our guide, Marcello, provided a great introduction on the drive north, with good advice about “must see” views in the gardens. Arriving in the chilly autumn morning meant the sunlight suffused the gardens, with a surreal insight into Impressionism. Even in October the flowers were blossoming. Whether you prefer the Normandy gardens or the lily ponds you will enjoy. Lunch was a few km away in a new/old restaurant that shuttles people from numerous tour parties, with mechanical precision. Again, Marcello regaled us with Louis XIV, rattling off statistics from the number of fireplaces to the vertical rise in the Seine to fill the canals, all with a merry twinkle. you can only see the brisk tour of the palace in half a day. To see the gardens complete is a week. But the image of a fountain in the canal ejaculating each time Le roi stepped theatrically was priceless.

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October 8, 2022

Overall it was very good. Giverny where Monet painted his famous pictures was interesting. And where we went for lunch, unusual and the food & wine good. But they required a couple of hours driving and reduced our time at Versailles to 4 hours. The driver/guide (who was good) had all the tickets and got us in without having to queue and gave us an informative description of the buildings, etc (inside using head phones, necessary with the crowds) and we had some time to walk around the formal garden & fountains near the main house. Overall a very enjoyable day.

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July 31, 2022

Very nice trip to Giverny, we had nice weather and enough free time in the garden. The flowers and the lily pond were impressive. The lunch in the mill was also great. - We sat in the garden under trees and the historic mill looks like from the film, Essen also ok. Only in Versailles did we have too little time - it was very busy, the guide was hard to understand on the headphones and with one it was short in the garden. The trip should take an hour longer, then it would be great!

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September 10, 2019

Product ID: 13895