Giverny and Versailles are located about one hour drive from each other, and this Giverny and Versailles private tour is a great way to visit both places and spent a day away from crowded Paris. While Versailles is a worldwide famous palace of Kings of France, Giverny is just a small village where the French impressionist painter Claude Monet spent half of his life painting the greatest masterpieces.
Start your Giverny and Versailles private tour with visiting Claude Monet’s house. You will be able to see the painter’s studio, his bedroom as well as the rooms where Monet’s large family lived. Even if the house was not built by order of Claude Monet, it is made to the taste of the painter. Passing through the different rooms you will discover Monet’s life, tastes and interests. The house is filled with Japanese prints that Claude Monet collected. Some of them inspired the painter to create a Japanese-style garden with a water lily pond.
After Claude Monet’s house let’s walk into his gardens. They were created by the painter himself and became the source of Monte’s inspiration throughout his life. In fact in Giverny there are two gardens and not just one. In front of the house you will discover the flower garden known as the Clos Normand. No matter when you come to Giverny, you will find this garden always in bloom. This is how Monet wanted and created it.
After passing through a small underground tunnel the Japanese garden awaits you. This is where you will discover the famous Japanese-style bridge and water lilies. Known thanks to many impressionist paintings, the Japanese garden is a must-see for any art and nature lover.
After a free lunch in Giverny with a large choice of restaurants with local food our private driver will take us to Versailles to visit the palace and gardens of the Sun Kind Louis XIV.
If you would like to appreciate works of Claude Monet and other impressionist painters our Musee d’Orsay private guided tour is made for you. Don’t miss our Champagne tour if you would like to spend another day away from Paris and to enjoy wine tasting.