Giverny & Versailles on Your Own | GOVO

Giverny & Versailles on Your Own | GOVO

Audio-guided tour of the Palace of Versailles and Giverny

DESCRIPTION :

Experience two quintessential sites from the Paris area, from both the impressionist and baroque eras: Giverny and the Palace of Versailles

Take your seat aboard an air-conditioned tour bus departing at 8:15 a.m. from our office located in the center of Paris. You’ll be driven to the Fondation Claude Monet, where you can visit the garden at Giverny and Monet’s home at your own leisure. See Giverny at your own pace, starting with Monet’s home. There, you will learn about the life of the artist, who lived there until his death at the age of 43. You can appreciate the reading room, also called the “blue room,” the sunflower-yellow dining room adorned with Japanese prints, and the private apartments. Continue your visit in Monet’s studio, today a gift shop where you can find a variety of souvenirs. Next, turn on your audio guide for commentary as you visit Monet’s garden. Amble through flower-lined paths that inspired the artist’s impressionist paintings. Revel in the lavish, multicolored flower beds. Step into the Clos-Normand, home to many Far Eastern plants and vegetation. Cross the water garden by the Japanese bridge. Peer over the edge to see its famous water lilies, found in the celebrated painting of the same name. Take your time as you experience Monet’s universe in an exotic, ethereal atmosphere.

Next, climb aboard your bus. It will take you to the Moulin de Fourges restaurant 10 minutes from Giverny, where you will be served a lunch that includes traditional Normand fare.

After the meal, it’s off to the Palace of Versailles. Priority access lets you get the most out of your Versailles visit. Your audio guide will point you in the right direction as you discover the King’s chambers. You will enter seven rooms, each decorated in the style of a God. Next, enter the magnificent Hall of Mirrors, where guests were invited during celebrations. The hall overlooks Versailles gardens. Admire the emblem of the Sun King, Louis XIV, one of the most ornate symbols to represent 17th century French art. If it is not the season for the Musical Fountains Show and Musical Gardens, you can take time to explore the gardens, where statues, sculptures, fountains, flowerbeds, coppices and reflecting pools are all aligned. Under Louis XIV, André le Nôtre designed the Palace’s gardens, endowing them with unique, grandiose proportions.

You will depart Versailles around 5:00 p.m., reaching our office in Paris at about 5:45 p.m.

Duration : 9.5 hour(s)

Tour Language : English.

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PRICE DETAILS : Adult : 145 € | Child : 89 €

Giverny & Versailles on Your Own | GOVO

Price per person

  • Tour the gardens in Giverny with audio guide commentary
  • Learn about the live of Claude Monet, a founding father of impressionism
  • See the Palace of Versailles at your own pace
  • Audio guides are available in a variety of languages

From 145 €

TOUR DETAILS

Included :

* Audio guide available in 10 languages: French, English, Spanish, Portuguese, Italian, German, Chinese, Japenese, Russian, Korean
* Entrance ticket to Giverny Claude Monet house and garden
* Skip the line entrance ticket to the Palace of Versailles and the gardens (except during Musical Foutains and Gardens)

Not Included :

* Transfers to and from your accommodation
* Guided visit

PRACTICAL INFORMATION

* Audio guides may not be used inside the Monet House and in the studio, as the rooms are very narrow
* Audio guides should be picked up at our office before departure
Important: Closing of the Queen’s State Apartment for renovation works
* From April to October 2016, the entrance fees to the gardens are NOT INCLUDED:
* Days of « FOUTAIN DISPLAY»: Saturdays and Sundays from April to October 2017 + Tuesdays from May 23rd to June 27th, 2017 + April 4th,
* Days of « MUSICAL GARDENS »: Tuesdays from April 4 to May 16 and from July 4 to October 31 + Fridays from March 31rst to October 27th
* Additional exclusion dates can be added during the year
* We strongly advise against high-heeled shoes (parquet flooring in the rooms and cobblestones in the courtyard)
* Strollers are not permitted inside the palace
* Access to the palace is challenging for those with reduced mobility
* Photography without flash is permitted inside the palace
* The skip-the-line access is subject to the Versailles Palace procedures: The Vigipirate plan, the security control or an unforeseen crowd can slow down the entrance
* On-site visit duration: 7h

Tour operated by our partner Paris City Vision

MENU ( for lunch or dinner )

MENU 1 :

Menu*:

Abondance de lentilles et haddock fumé, salade
**

Moelleux de volaille, pomme purée
**

Tarte aux pommes maison, crème fraîche
**

1/4 bottle of red wine (while wine on request)
Coffee
Water

 

Vegetarian Menu*:

Tarte de légumes de saison et bouquet de salade frisée
 **

Farandole cuite et crue de légumes du moment
**

Tarte aux pommes (crème glacée ou crème)

* Example of menu, subject to modification
* The menu is not available in english

MEETING POINT & MAP

Departure

Address : PARISCityVISION
2 rue des Pyramides 75001 Paris

Return

PARISCityVISION

CANCELLATION POLICY

Your reservation is not confirmed until you receive a confirmation from us via email under 24-48 hours.

1 - 14 days prior to the event date, you will charged a 100 % cancellation fee ( No show )
2 - 15 days to 30 days prior to the event date, you will be charged 50% cancellation fee
3- More than 30 days prior to the event date, you will be charged 5% cancellation fee

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Any interruption of the tour or service during its delivery, at the client's wishes, shall not give rise to any refund. Any customer who arrives after the start time of the excursion shall be considered a "no show" and not refunded, whatever the reason for the lateness. The organizer reserves the right to cancel or modify certain tours without notice if the passengers' comfort or safety so requires in case of force majeure, strike, demonstration, administrative decision or exceptional closure...

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