From your Paris accommodation: Departure at 8.00 & From central Paris: Departure at 8.15
Daily except Monday and 1 May
Start the day trip by discovering the Palace and Gardens of Versailles for about 2 hours. Your guide will take you to the palace entrance. Skip the line to visit the most beautiful rooms with a guided tour: these include the King's Apartments, with seven salons each decorated on the theme of a different god, and the Queen's Apartments. Stroll along the sparkling Hall of Mirrors, imagined by the architect Jules Hardouin-Mansart as a place for parading and being seen. Designed to dazzle the Sun King's visitors, this huge hall with marble and gilded bronze decoration was somewhere to stroll and meet. Once your guide has told you about the different parts of the palace, spend time exploring the Gardens of Versailles while you admire their magnificent sculptures (marble statues, busts and vases), fountains and ponds.
After your two-hour visit, enjoy a delicious lunch at a restaurant, ten minutes from Giverny (local food with a twist).
In the afternoon, immerse yourself in the world of Claude Monet, famous for his many paintings of different views of his garden. The artist Claude Monet lived in Giverny for more than 40 years, from 1883 until his death. Your driver-guide will take you to the gardens. Spend time wandering around the Clos Normand Flower Garden, home to a number of plants of Eastern origins, the multi-coloured flower beds, and the stunning water garden, so famous for its water lilies and Japanese bridge.
Visit Claude Monet's house, where he lived and worked, at your own pace. Explore the reading room that leads into the larder and the artist's studio. As well as those of his private apartments, these rooms have been reconstructed with Monet's original furniture. Visit the dining room, home to Monet's collection of Japanese prints (one of the largest in the world), as well as the blue-tiled Kitchen. At the end of your tour, take the opportunity to visit the Impressionists Museum and the lovely gift and book shop housed in what was once the Water Lilies studio.
Pick-up and drop off
Child (3 to 11 y.o.)
- 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 in the palace.
- Minibus transfers to and from your Paris accommodation or central Paris
- Services of our driver-guide
- Priority access ticket for the Palace of Versailles and its gardens (with the exception of the Trianons de Versailles)
- Entrance ticket at Giverny for Claude Monet's house and gardens and the Impressionists Museum