Private Versailles & Giverny Tour | Royal Palace & Monet’s Gardens
Your LivTours Private Full Day Versailles And Giverny Tour will take you on a whirlwind tour of the majestic gardens and home of one the world’s most renowned Impressionist painter, Claude Monet, and then whisk you away to the royal opulence of Versailles. All in just one day! This day tour is offered on a private chauffeur to make your day even more comfortable.
This LivTours private tour is an ideal way to tour the Royal Palace and Monet’s Gardens in one day. This is an ideal tour for history buffs and art lovers alike. Your private chauffuer will pick you up directly from your hotel in Paris and ride you comfortably and safely to Giverny, a small town northwest of Paris. With skip-the-line tickets, you will visit the famous garden, one known for as the inspiration for Monet’s Water Lily paintings. Tickets will also include access to Monet’s house.
This double highlight tour also includes a visit to other famous gardens: the Royal Versailles Gardens. With all-inclusive tickets, you will be able to enjoy the entirety of the gardens and the Royal Palace’s interiors. You will get skip-the-line access to the Palace and go even deeper into the opulence and history of France’s monarch rule.
This is the perfect tour for those who want to see sights in the surrounding areas of Paris.
ADD TOUR GUIDE ON BOARD: Add a tour guide with you for the whole day and deepen your learning and understanding of these two majestic sites and gardens.
- Explore Claude Monet’s Giverny home and garden & personal collection of paintings
- Step into one of Monet’s Water Lily paintings on a stroll through his Giverny garden
- Relax in the comfort of a private chauffeured car with hotel pick up and drop off
- See a notable amount of Versailles Gardens (golf cart option)
- Enjoy skip-the-line privileges into Versailles Palace & its most impressive rooms
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Your LivTours’ Private Full Day Versailles and Giverny Tour will take you on a whirlwind tour of the majestic gardens and home of one the world’s most renowned Impressionist painter, Claude Monet, and then whisk you away to the royal opulence of Versailles. All in just one day! This tour includes a private chauffeur to make your day even more comfortable.
Giverny, Monet’s House & Gardens
Your tour will begin in the quiet village of Giverny for an intimate and inspiring time in the Impressionist Claude Monet’s former home. This is the Norman town where Impressionist Claude Monet drew inspiration for many of his best-known paintings like the Water Lily and Haystacks series.
A few rooms you’ll get to see on your tour include Monet’s bedroom, dining room, and living room. Each of these rooms has been meticulously detailed to look just as it did when Monet and his family lived here. You’ll also get to see Monet’s kitchen where the great artist would cook his favorite food every morning: omelets! The Monet family was so egg-crazy that they had a chicken yard near their home. Don’t be surprised if you spot a few hens frolicking near Monet’s house today.
Throughout Monet’s house, you’re bound to see many canvasses, Japanese woodblock prints, and rare artifacts. After your tour of Monet’s home, it’s time to take a relaxing stroll through his Eastern-inspired garden. As you walk over the romantic Japanese bridge, you will see the exact locations where Monet painted his extensive catalog of Water Lily paintings. Called Nymphéas in French, Monet’s Water Lily series consists of hundreds of paintings depicting Giverny garden at different times. This idea of “serial displays” went on to inspire modern artists like Andy Warhol who also showcased many paintings of the same subject with interesting variations.
You will be given also the time to end with a visit to Monet’s legacy at his tomb just near his past residence. As you leave his former home, you will see the inspiration for another one of Monet’s celebrated series – haystacks. Like the water lilies, Monet was intrigued at how light affected the haystacks in different weather conditions. Both of these series also highlighted Monet’s preference for painting outdoors.
Giverny is also famous for its cuisine. You will be given the time to get lunch before boarding the luxury chauffuer for the second part of the day.
Versailles Palace & Gardens
Your LivTours’ Full Day Giverny & Versailles Tour continues with a trip through the famous vast Versailles Gardens. You will be given skip-the-line tickets and instructions on how to best visit the gardens, in addition to information about renting golf carts to fully appreciate all of the major garden attractions without breaking a sweat. A few highlights include Louis XIV’s private retreat “The Grand Trianon” and Marie Antoinette’s former estate. If you are lucky, you might get to see a seasonal water show at the garden’s central fountains.
When you are finished exploring the garden grounds, it’s time to skip-the-line and head inside Versailles Palace. Of all the 2,300 rooms in this palace, the most famous has to be the 240-foot long Galerie des Glaces. Imagine what it must have felt like back in the 17th century when visitors saw themselves for the very first time in a full-length mirror, something never experiences before. This hall has 357 mirrors to be exact, a true sight for sore eyes. Throughout the centuries, this hall was used for more than just vanity. It has witnessed many prominent historical events, including the signing of the Treaty of Versailles after WWI.
After visiting the marvelous Hall of Mirrors, you will have the opportunity to visit the 18th century Royal Chapel, which is actually the fifth church on the property. Modeled on both Ancient and Gothic designs, the Royal Chapel is best known for its colorful ceiling paintings and its historic organ. From the sacred to the secular, your tour guide will then lead you to the sumptuous State Apartment where the king would meet with various dignitaries every day.
Later in your tour, you will see the more intimate areas of Versailles Palace including the king and queen’s former apartments and bed chambers.
ADD GUIDE ON BOARD: You may add a tour guiding service which will accompany you through and into the sites mentioned on this itinerary. It’s essential to tour Giverny with an expert guide who can draw your attention to authentic artworks inside this home. Your guide will take the time to explain how Japanese aesthetics played a key role in shaping Giverny garden’s design and Monet’s later work. You’ll also learn incredible stories of how Monet continued to paint huge Water Lily canvasses even while suffering from cataracts. Further learning and better use of your time can also be done at Versailles with a guide next to you. Here you’ll learn fascinating stories about the hundreds of servants who would scramble to attend the king and queen’s every need… including taking off their clothes and accompanying them to the toilet! In the queen’s former chambers, you will also gain a greater appreciation for Marie Antoinette’s profound influence on the evolution of French fashion.
- Monets Giverney gardens
- Versailles palace
- Versailles gardens and fountains
- Hotel pick up and drop off service
- Chauffeured service between sites
- Comfortable walking shoes recommended.
- Due to these unprecedented times and ongoing safety and regulation changes, some sites may have limited accessibility if the venue can not guarantee social distancing which may lead to unforeseen tour modifications. Thank you for your understanding.
- LivTours’ is and always has been based on sustainable travel and especially in these new times, we are proud to be at the forefront of innovation, change, and challenges that are presented to us during this post-pandemic time. At the moment, due to Covid-19 safety regulations, museums and sites visited on this tour require wearing a mask while on site. Please bring one for every participant over 6 years of age.
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Very enjoyable day
"My husband and I decided to book this tour for our first visit to both Giverny and to Versailles. We were very impressed with the organization of the tour and very happy with our guide, Josie, who was a lovely person and very well prepared. I'm a Monet fan so seeing Giverny was a dream come true. Versailles was more interesting to my husband, with all of its splendor and history. Seeing the royal gardens on a golf cart was very unique and made it an especially enjoyable experience. We have given this tour 5 stars and will certainly recommend it to all of our friends."
Frieda - Belgium
Versailles and Giverny
"We are so glad we booked this tour with LivParis (LivTours)! Both Versailles and Giverny merit a visit and doing so with one of the LivParis professionals really makes the trip worthwhile. Definitely worth the price."
MaryLee - USA
A must-do tour
"We were comfortably transported in a private car to Giverny where we enjoyed seeing Monet's home and the gardens that so inspired him. Then on to Versailles for the royal tour of the palace and a fun golf cart ride around the gardens there. It was a great day and something we will fondly remember. Strongly recommend!"
Wallis - UK
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