Tour Giverny and the Palace of Versailles Wednesday, Friday, Saturday, or Sunday from April through October.
Your tour to Giverny and Versailes will begin with a pickup at your Paris hotel or apartment.
- Tour days: Wednesday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday from April through October
- Tour duration: 8:30 AM - 5:30 PM
- Children's Rate: 4-10 years of age
- Tour Code: T09B
- Included: Tour stops at Versailles, Giverny to visit Monet's home and gardens; lunch at Moulin de Fourges
- Vehicle: Deluxe air-conditioned minibus that seats eight passengers
You will drive to Giverny to tour Claude Monet's home and gardens. At Giverny, the Japanese bridge and water lilies were subjects of many of Claude Monet's paintings and you will see them. Monet lived in the house from 1883 until he died in 1926 and though he never traveled to Japan, you will discover that the house is full of Japanese woodblock prints.
Your tour will include lunch at the Moulin de Fourges, a very special restaurant with a 200-year old mill.
In the afternoon you'll tour the Palace of Versailles with an audio guide.
The Palace of Versailles was the capital of the kingdom of France for over a century from 1682 to 1789 (when the French Revolution began) and as such holds an amazing amount of history with the Royal courts of King Louis XIII, his son Louis XIV, the "Sun King", Louis XV, and Louis XVI. Stripped of its furniture and ornaments during the French Revolution, it was abandoned until 1830 with King Louis-Philippe transformed it into a National Museum.
Touring the Palace, you'll see the Royal Apartments, the Hall of Mirrors, the Hall of Battles and the Great Apartments. You will also see some traces of Le Brun, Louis XIV's favorite painter. Portraits of the former residents are seen throughout the chateau.
You should be able to enjoy some time strolling in the gardens of Versailles. Designed by Andre Le Notre, the classic French Garden style was perfected here.
The day will end with a return to your Paris hotel or apartment.