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Private Day Trip to Giverny and Versailles from Paris

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    Stop At: Fondation Claude Monet, 84 Rue Claude Monet, 27620 Giverny France

    The House and Gardens of Claude Monet in Giverny
    Pierce the secrets of one of the pillars of Impressionism, Claude Monet. Leader of the pictorial movement of the 19th century, he brought a wind a change to academic representative art introducing heightened perception, emotions and light. The painter devoted more than forty years of his life to one of his finest masterpieces: his garden in Giverny

    The Water Garden
    Wander through the romantic water garden, with its famous Japanese bridge, the wisterias, the water-lilies pond, the weeping willows and irises... Behold this living picture with its profusion of reflected light and colors.

    The House
    Visit the master's charming pink house where a family atmosphere reigned. Discover the painter's everyday life surrounded by eight children: the drawing room, the pantry, the bedroom, the study, the dining room and the beautiful kitchen...Admire his collection of Japanese prints, another source of inspiration.

    The Studio
    End your visit with the big studio where the famous water-lilies paintings saw the light of day. These paintings are exhibited at the Orangerie Museum in Paris.

    Duration: 2 hours

    Stop At: Giverny, Giverny, Eure, Haute-Normandie, Normandy

    Giverny is a delightful, typical Norman Seine-side village. It lies on the right, or north, bank of Normandy’s mightiest river, close to the town of Vernon. Were it not for the arrival of Impressionist master Claude Monet in 1883, the village might have remained a quiet provincial backwater. The long years Monet spent here would turn it into a place of artistic pilgrimage, even in his lifetime.

    Duration: 1 hour

    Stop At: Palace of Versailles, Place d'Armes, 78000, Versailles France

    The Palace of Versailles, or in french "Château de Versailles", is one of the largest castles in the world. A World Heritage listed, the Palace of Versailles is one of the finest achievements of French art in the seventeenth century. The former hunting lodge of Louis XIII was transformed and expanded by his son Louis XIV who installed his court and his government in 1682. Until the French Revolution, kings have succeeded, embellishing each the Castle. This royal jewel is definitely a must-see French landmark.

    Venture in the Palace, discover its spectacular architecture, and its splendid rooms like the King and Queen’s apartments, many livings room with its stories and the breath taking Mirror Hall design to impress visitors with its three hundred and fifty seven mirrors, its marble and bronze decorations and its gilded bronze sculptures. The visit ends with an introduction to Versailles Gardens.

    Thanks to skip the line access, the guide invites you to discover the Royal Apartments.

    ​Royal Apartments - King and Queen’s Royal Quarters
    These parade apartments were used to accommodate the official acts of the sovereign. They are decorated with a sumptuous Italian-style decoration, composed of marble paneling and painted ceilings. Open to everyone, everyone could see the king and the royal family. Here were organized evenings under the reign of Louis XIV, several times a week.

    Overlooking the Midi parterre, the Queen's Grand Apartment is symmetrical to the King's Royal Quarter. But unlike Louis XIV who abandoned his Royal Apartments, the Queen continued to occupy it, which explains why the decor was changed several times in the eighteenth century.

    ​The Hall of Mirrors
    The Hall of Mirrors or Grande Galerie is designed from 1678 by Mansart: a monumental room of 8072 square feet, dedicated to the wealth and know-how of the Kingdom of France. On around 239.5 feet long, the Hall exalts the political, economic and artistic successes of France. The compositions painted by Le Brun illustrate the glorious history of Louis XIV: military victories, diplomatic and kingdom reforms. The 357 mirrors, technological prowess, symbols of great luxury, demonstrated the wealth of France.
    Its design is a constantly changing show in which the lights and colors of the gardens are reflected. A magical moment.
    The Gardens of Versailles
    Our expert tour guide will enable you to see the best part of the Gardens.
    In 1661, Louis XIV charged André Le Nôtre to create the gardens of Versailles. The creation of gardens requires a gigantic work about forty years: leveling spaces, landscaping garden beds, creation of ponds and the Canal. Louis XIV considered gardens as
    important as the castle. André Le Nôtre created an ultimate French Style garden: a terrace with a global view of the gardens, a geometric organization of the axes, ponds, flowerbeds, groves. The garden is designed like a building, a walk playing on the perspectives. Charles Le Brun drew a large number of statues and fountains. The 221 sculptures make Versailles as the world's largest open-air museum of sculptures. Fountains and groves adorn the gardens. The groves regularly hosted the King's walk and the entertainment of the court. Appreciate a stroll trough the Le Nôtre's gardens.

    Each summer, Versailles offers superb entertainment in the gardens to give visitors the experience of the magnificence of the celebrations in the garden at the time of Louis XIV.
    Your guide will offer you a visit to the musical gardens (Tuesday from June to October) and the musical fountains show (Saturdays and Sundays from April to October).

    Duration: 2 hours

    Stop At: Le Jardin de Versailles, Place D'armes A l'Ouest du Château de Versailles, 78000, Versailles France

    Our expert tour guide will enable you to see the best part of the Gardens.
    In 1661, Louis XIV charged André Le Nôtre to create the gardens of Versailles. The creation of gardens requires a gigantic work about forty years: leveling spaces, landscaping garden beds, creation of ponds and the Canal. Louis XIV considered gardens as
    important as the castle. André Le Nôtre created an ultimate French Style garden: a terrace with a global view of the gardens, a geometric organization of the axes, ponds, flowerbeds, groves. The garden is designed like a building, a walk playing on the perspectives. Charles Le Brun drew a large number of statues and fountains. The 221 sculptures make Versailles as the world's largest open-air museum of sculptures. Fountains and groves adorn the gardens. The groves regularly hosted the King's walk and the entertainment of the court. Appreciate a stroll trough the Le Nôtre's gardens.

    Each summer, Versailles offers superb entertainment in the gardens to give visitors the experience of the magnificence of the celebrations in the garden at the time of Louis XIV.
    Your guide will offer you a visit to the musical gardens (Tuesday from June to October) and the musical fountains show (Saturdays and Sundays from April to October).

    Duration: 1 hour
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    Important Information
    Departure Point
    Traveler pickup is offered
    Hotel pickups begins approximately 15-30 minutes prior to this time, exact pickup time will be advised on reconfirmation.
    Departure Time
    8:00 AM
    Duration
    9h
    Return Details
    Tour finishes at your accommodation in Paris
    Inclusions
    • Private Tour
    • Exclusive services
    • Licensed Professional Driver Guide
    • Pick up and drop off from your accommodation / hotels in Paris
    • Transport by air-conditioned minibus
    • Skip-the-Line access & Priority admission.
    • Guided visit: Monet's house and gardens & Versailles's palace and gardens
    • Entry/Admission - Fondation Claude Monet
    • Entry/Admission - Palace of Versailles
    • Entry/Admission - Le Jardin de Versailles
    Exclusions
    • Lunch
    • Gratuities
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Infant seats available
    • Choose to visit Versailles in the morning and Giverny in the afternoon, just let us know
    • Children must be accompanied by an adult
    • Times are subject to change due to local traffic conditions
    • Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking
    • Wheelchair accessible
    • Stroller accessible
    • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
    • Most travelers can participate
    • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
    Cancellation Policy
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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    We enjoyed our tour immensely. Jean Paul was our guide. He was extremely knowledgeable and informative. He was also very personable and engaging. We enjoyed our time with him. Great tour of Giverny in the morning to beat the crowds and Versailles in the afternoon to catch the
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    Response from NormandyMelody, Owner at Private Day Trip to Giverny and Versailles from Paris
    Responded 1 week ago
    Dear Guest, Many thanks for your kind comment and recommendation about Normandy Melody Small Groups Excursions. We organize Small Group or Private Day Trip to Giverny & Versailles with: > Private licensed professional driver guide > Hotel Pick up & drop off > Skip the line entrances > Guided visit of the Gardens and the House of Monet in Giverny > Free time to enjoy the gardens and gift shop > Guided visit of the Palace and the Gardens in Versailles > Exclusive services We are very glad you enjoyed your small group day trip. We are delighted that you appreciated the professional comments of your guide, Jean Paul. Being experts in their areas of history studied and very passionate story tellers makes our guides real assets. We would love to welcome you again. Best regards,
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    The highlight of my recent trip to Paris. Spending the morning at Giverny was as if I had stepped INTO a Money painting. What made if so special was Sarah, our guide (and I understand, owner of Normandie-Melody). She picked us up at our hotel in a luxury small van. We then
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    Response from SarahNormandy, Propriétaire at Private Day Trip to Giverny and Versailles from Paris
    Responded 22 Oct. 2018
    Dear Jeanne Thank you very much for your review. Giverny is bewitching. It is a pleasure to share this beautiful place, in a small group. Our professional and local guides strive to give the best of themselves. See you soon in Normandy Sarah
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    We booked a tour for maximum 8 person but it were only me and my daughter on the tour. Excellent guides, very convenient bus and car, they pickad us up at the hotell. We skipped all the lines. I really recommend this tour.
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    Response from SarahNormandy, Propriétaire at Private Day Trip to Giverny and Versailles from Paris
    Responded 12 Aug. 2018
    Dear Annika, Many thanks for your kind comment and recommendation about Normandy Melody Small Groups Excursions. We are very glad you enjoyed your day. We have a minimum of 2 passengers to maintain the tour and a maximum of 8 people. These are ideal conditions to appraise your visit with our professional guides. We would love to welcome you again. Best Regards
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