Think of France and what comes to mind? Chances are the Palace of Versailles and the Impressionists are up there in your top ten. However fleeting your visit, you do have time to experience a bit of both, thanks to our day trip from Paris. Ever wanted to step into one of Monet’s paintings? Your wish is our command! Wander through the lush gardens of the artist’s residence, inspiration for his Nympheas, among others. After lunch, head to Versailles, royal pad to three King Louis. From the moment you approach this imposing Palace, we dare you not to gasp at its lavish splendor. In fact, you’ll probably keep your mouth open for the rest of your visit!
ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productStop At: Fondation Claude Monet, Giverny, Eure, Haute-Normandie, NormandyShort on time? Visit Versailles and Monet’s Garden in the same day. Ready for your full-day tour (easels and crowns optional)? First up, Giverny. Home to Impressionist maestro Monet from 1833 until his demise in 1926. Walk across the Japanese bridge you’ve seen somewhere before and catch your reflection in that water lily pond..Duration: 2 hoursStop At: Palace of Versailles, Versailles, Yvelines, Ile-de-FranceTime for a hearty lunch (we won’t let you eat cake, unless you want to), at the Moulin de Fourges, an 18th-century mill inspired by Marie Antoinette’s hamlet. Leading us nicely on to your next stop: Versailles. Compare and contrast your interior décor to that of Louis XIV and his wife, then waltz through the vast Hall of Mirrors. Your tour guide is at hand to answer your questions, however weird or wonderful. Duration: 3 hoursPass By: Le Jardin de Versailles, Versailles, Yvelines, Ile-de-FranceYour tour guide is at hand to answer your questions, however weird or wonderful. You’re in for a treat (and numerous photo ops) in the palace’s back garden, and no garden worth its name would be complete without a fountain, sculpture, forest or two. If you’re lucky (if you choose the right date, that is), you’ll catch the Musical Fountains show, when the gardens’ numerous water features boogie to the rhythm of Louis XIV’s favorite tunes. Then it’s back to Paris to dream in your own private chambers. • Experience the majestic Versailles and Monet’s gardens in Giverny • • Enjoy this combined one-day tour with a return trip from Paris • • Be inspired with a stroll through Monet's picturesque garden • • Take a guided tour of the Great Royal Apartments of Versailles Palace • • Drink in expert commentary from your guide • • Take lunch at the Moulin de Fourges riverbank restaurant • • Marvel at the breathtaking fountain display at Versailles (optional)