Versailles & Giverny

Duration: 9 h 00

Availability: Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun 8:00 8:15

Category: Guided tour, Full Day, A Day from Paris

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Your half-day, private Versailles tour combined your half day private Giverny tour.

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  • Free visit of Versailles Castle with audio-guides
  • Free visit of Monet's house with audio-guides
  • Tour lasts nine hours
  • Private deluxe air-conditioned vehicle

Your "in-house" Driver-Guide will pick you up at your hotel, or your apartment. He will escort you to Versailles, driving you in a private deluxe air-conditioned vehicle. It is your Tour, totally custom-made to fit your desires: YOUR way, and nobody else's.

A stone's throw away from Paris, Versailles Palace is one of the greatest symbols of our Old Monarchical system: remnant of the "Ancien Régime". It is a dream place, taking you back through French history; perfectly represented by this magnificent testimony to the Sun King's extravagance and endless thirst for Grandeur. Your "in-house" Driver-Guide will highly recommend you the "Skip the Line" formula, in order to avoid any unnecessary queuing, which can be very long during the high season. It is the guarantee of a confirmed reservation as well as the entrance tickets. If you wish to take that option, your "in-house" Driver-Guide will take care of the formalities of the Ticket Office, and you will enter without stress, free to visit the Palace with Audio-Guides available in your Mother Tongue.

Walk in the unique and unrivalled Hall of Mirrors (357 in all), followed by the Royal Chapel, as well as the King and Queen's Royal Apartments. Take a look and admire the Royal Opera, an auditorium constructed entirely from wood, making it one of the most acoustic "live" theatres in the world, still in use nowadays with hundreds of seats. You will be stunned by the Gardens (Europe's largest royal gardens) and the beauty of the Fountains (Apollo, Latona, Neptune,...) all created by France’s world famous landscape gardener, André Le Nôtre.

As it is a Full-Day Tour, ask your driver where you would like to have lunch, depending on your tastes and budget, he will find a place which will suit you perfectly.

It is then on to Giverny, blessed by the unique light of the Seine Valley, situated 50 miles to the north-west of Paris; is on the doorstep of Normandy. Go back in time while visiting Claude Monet's house, where he lived for 43 years. A world in which your senses as well as your imagination will be running wild, this world in which Monet conceived both his flower and water gardens, since established as true artistic masterpieces. You will see flowerbeds, oriental vegetation, romantic Weeping Willows, the famous Japanese green bridge and Claude Monet's greatest creation: Water Lilies. Also, you will visit the Musée des Impressionnistes; formerly known as the American Artists Museum, a Franco-American tribute to arts' history, and the "Hotel Baudy", famous for its tenants such as: Cézanne, Renoir, Sisley, Rodin or even Mary Cassatt...

Once your trip through France’s Royal history and your immersion into the living painting that is Giverny, over, your "in-house" Driver-Guide will be waiting for you, and will drive you back safely to your hotel, or apartment.

Les photos 8, 10 & 12 sont au crédit de: ©Château de Versailles, Christian-Milet