4 days - from only £299pp

ABOUT THE TOUR

Monet's Garden and Treasures of Versailles

Enjoy a short break to France, combining the house and gardens of Claude Monet, which served as inspiration for many of his paintings, with a full day in Versailles. On this coach holiday, you can visit the Château of Versailles, with its stunning gardens. Created for Louis XIV, the palace and 800-hectare gardens are a sight not to be missed.

TOUR INCLUDES

  • 3 nights hotel with continental breakfast
  • Convenient local joining points
  • Porterage at the hotel

4 Day Itinerary

  • Day 1:

    Local departure by coach or Home Connect service, then to the Rouen area for a three-night stay.

  • Day 2: Monet’s Garden and Rouen

    This morning we travel to the pretty village of Giverny to visit the home of Claude Monet. The artist lived here from 1883 until his death in 1926. Today, his house and gardens, made famous by his painting of the water lilies, have been restored to Monet’s original designs.

    His gardens, stretching from the house down to the river, provided the inspiration for many of his famous paintings, such as the series of ‘Nympheas’ or Water Lilies and his ‘Pont Japonais’ or Japanese Bridge, which has also been rebuilt for visitors to enjoy.

    We then continue to the Rouen where you will have time at leisure to explore. See the Notre Dame Cathedral with its Butter Tower, immortalised in paintings by Claude Monet. Take a stroll to admire the famous Gros Horloge, a huge astronomical clock dating back to the 16th century, and in the centre of the Old Market Square stands the church of St. Joan of Arc, whose design represents the pyre on which Joan perished in 1431.

    Included meals: Breakfast

    Monet's Garden

    Monet’s Garden

    Included Highlights

    • Rouen
    • Monet’s Garden
  • Day 3: Versailles

    A full-day included visit to Versailles, home to the famous château and gardens.

    Located on the western outskirts of Paris and originally created for Louis XIV, you will have time at leisure to explore the magnificent gardens from this once opulent era (château entrance is at extra cost).

    Enjoy a relaxing stroll through the gardens, or along Versailles own Grand Canal, or why not discover the many fountains and pools.

    If you choose to visit the palace then there are various types of admission tickets available depending on what areas you would like to see. (Château entrance is at extra cost and subject to local queueing times. Ticket prices vary depending on the type of ticket you purchase, but approximate cost is between €15 and €25).

    Included meals: Breakfast

    Versailles

    Versailles

    Included Highlights

    • Versailles
  • Day 4:

    Return home.

    Included meals: Breakfast

Single Room Supplement from £109.00 (4 days).

Hotels

You will stay for three nights at the 4-Star Novotel Rouen Sud.

  • Novotel Rouen Sud

    The Novotel Rouen Sud hotel is set in a wooded park on the outskirts of the medieval city centre of Rouen. The hotel's facilities include tennis courts, swimming pool*, a restaurant with terrace, a bar, lounge and Wi-Fi. All bedrooms feature air-cooling system, cable TV, Wi-Fi, and tea and coffee-making facilities. *Please note: the swimming pool can close without prior notice.

    • English Speaking Staff
    • Guest Lounge
    • Bar
    • Restaurant
    • Lift
    • WiFi Available
    • Fully Health and Safety Compliant
    • TV
    • Tea and Coffee Making Facilities
    • Hairdryer
    • Telephone
    • Smoke Detectors in Every Room

Joining points

Travel from most joining points is included within your coach holiday price; some carry a supplement of £20pp. To find your nearest joining point, search using your postcode below.

See our full list of our joining points.

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