Why you shouldn't miss it ?
Let your children explore two unmissable French cultural sites
Benefit from our skip-the-line tickets at Versailles and Giverny
Relive the Sun King’s courtiers’ life in the famous Hall of Mirrors
Feel like you're walking in an Impressionist painting while visiting Monet’s garden
Note: Giverny is only open from April 1st, 2020 to November 1st, 2020.
The aim of this tour is the simplest ever: Spend a full day of fun in the countryside, in Versailles and Giverny, two of the most beautiful locations near Paris. Your children will take a big breath of fresh air and also learn a bunch of anecdotes on both uncommon men: King Louis XIV- they will discover the incredible palace in Versailles – and the painter Claude Monet, in the gardens of whom they will walk as in a real impressionist painting.
Treated like royalty, kids and adults will take advantage of a private car service and comfort and will never stand in line to enter sites, thanks to our skip-the-lines tickets to Versailles Palace and Giverny gardens.
Your chauffeur and “Mary Poppins” guide will pick you up in Paris at the place of your choice. The Palace of Versailles will be in sight after 1 hour of driving. On the way, your guide will introduce you to Versailles history and will give your children a personal activity booklet, that will turn their historical visit into a playful scavenger hunt.
A Versailles & Giverny Family Tour including skip-the-line tickets
No queue before entering Louis XIV’s Great Apartments thanks to our skip-the-line tickets. Once inside, we bet that your family’s first reaction will be a big “wooow”… The decoration is simply royal, with its gilts, marbles and colorful paintings. Looking up at the ceilings, your children will discover a wonderful mythological world, among which they’ll be challenged to find the Greek or Roman gods they already know about.
They will also discover how Kings of France truly looked, thanks to official portraits. Funny anecdotes will be provided, like the one about a king, granted with so many daughters that he found it easier to give them a number (from 1 to 8) than to mention their names!
In the famous Hall of Mirrors, your children may attempt to count how numerous the mirror panels are and will just try to guess it. Then, they’ll enter the King’s bedchamber. From the gorgeous atmosphere, they will clearly understand that the French sovereigns were not exactly modest!
Time to go back to your vehicle while stretching your legs through Versailles gardens. An even more beautiful garden awaits you in Giverny, after another 1- hour drive and a lunch break on the way.
Here you are in Normandy! Claude Monet’s impressionist garden is such a charming place. It lays next to the painter’s pink and green countryside house. Along the flowerbeds and the water lily pond, your children will enjoy the scenery that inspired Monet and figure out how he arranged his garden as his pallet, displaying flowers beds as color boxes. Monet did not only paint Nature, he painted with Nature. Such a talent is worth a visit!
A coloring exercise book will accompany your children’s exploration in Monet’s gardens. They will be engaged to look at the scenery around with the eyes of a painter. A short stroll through Giverny will lead you back to your car. Approximately a 2-hour drive is ahead, the perfect time to ask your kid-friendly guide a few last questions or just to sit back and relax after a whole day of memorable experiences.
And if you just want to do a Versailles Tour, have a look at our Palace of Versailles Kids Tour.
Will I find some good restaurants for lunch during this Versailles & Giverny Family tour?
There are some excellent restaurants both on the road to Giverny and in Giverny village itself. We will recommend a few places that have a good reputation and you may choose the one you like the most. The cost of lunch is not included in the tour price.
Can I choose where to go first: Versailles or Giverny?
We design the tour with Versailles in the morning and Giverny in the afternoon, because the Palace of Versailles is usually less crowded earlier in the day. If you’d prefer to go to Giverny first, please let us know and we can change the itinerary.
What plants and flowers will I see in Giverny?
Each season is charming in Monet’s Giverny gardens. Spring is the time of the blooming of hyacinths, narcissus, daffodils, tulips and apple trees. Late May is perfect for poppies and the famous paths of irises. From April to June, the Japanese bridge is covered with gorgeous wisterias. June is the month of roses and the first white, pink, and yellow water lily pads on the Japanese pond. In early fall, dahlias and gladiolas can be seen, as well as the orange and yellow tinted foliage around the pond.
What if we have more than 6 people?
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