Around Paris Tours with Private Guide 2020
You will see where the “Father of the Impressionism” passed the second and most creatives 43 years of his life, where he built his pastoral paradise. Visit his studio, stroll through the charming gardens and the Japanese bridge which inspired him to create his brightly colored Water Lilies series and other paintings. You will have time to walk in the village of Giverny, to admire flowered houses, art galleries…
This 8 hours private guided tour of Versailles will allow you to discover the most famous palace in the world, the residence of the Louis the XIV, the Sun King. Being a hunting-lodge of Louis XIII it was Louis XIV who turned it into sumptuous estate. From 1682-1789 Versailles was the seat and the symbol of Absolute monarchy. The estate was modeled according to his wish, his pleasure and magnificence.
This 5 hours guided tour of Fontainebleau will allow you to discover “The true home of kings, the house of ages” (Napoleon in Saint Helena, August 1816). The first references to the Château de Fontainebleau date back to the 12th century. Since then, all the kings of France have lived in the palace, and have continuously enlarged and embellished it. It is a unique example of a royal residence, loved and cherished for over eight centuries.
In the morning, you will visit the cellars of the Champagne House: Moët & Chandon. You will travel through the stunning Montagne de Reims area, making a stop in the village Hautvillers which is known as the “Cradle of Champagne” and is the most attractive hamlet in this area. Seventh-century abbey church is housing the tombstone of the monk Dom Perignon.
Visit Claude Monet’s house immersing in Claude Monet’s impressionist universe and discover the Impressionisms Museum and its beautiful paintings; enjoy the beauty of magnificent gardens and take a walk in the lovely and picturesque village of Giverny.
Go on a day-trip to discover Claude Monet and the picturesque village of Giverny, its wonderful gardens one will enjoy seeing the Normandy countryside and its typical little villages on the way.
Paris to Giverny Day Trip with a licensed guide-driver by luxury minivan. In this 4-hours private tour, your guide will show you all the major highlights of Paris.
As this is a combined tour, with a licensed driver-guide by luxury minivan after that you’ll continue your Giverny day trip (around 50 miles from Paris) with skipping the line of the tickets.
Combined Giverny, Rouen and Honfleur Private Tour will allow you to visit the historical city of Rouen, the artistic village of Giverny and a coastal town Honfleur.
Rouen, capital of the northern French region of Normandy, is a port city on the river Seine. The city was important in the Roman era and Middle Ages. Rouen is known for its Rouen Cathedral. The cathedral’s gothic façade was the subject of a series of paintings by Claude Monet, some of which are exhibited in the Musée d’Orsay in Paris.
Enjoy amasing Giverny Etretat Private Tour with a license guide. Above all travel west of Paris to see the wonderful house and gardens of the leader of the impressionist Claude Monet in the village of Giverny. After that then continue to Etretat which is famous with its breathtaking and magnificent cliffs on the Channel.
Orsay is the largest collection of art from the middle of the 19th Century to the end of the Belle époque.
You’ll be taken to the heart of an exceptional museum that is home to masterpieces of western art from 1848 to 1914.
During Orsay Guided Tour with your private licensed guide you’ll discover the impressive collection of impressionist movement: Renoir, Degas, Monet, Manet, Cézanne etc. And the post-impressionist painters as Van Gogh, Gauguin etc.
What day trips can I take from Paris?
At Parismatic, we strive to take the stress out of planning private tours around Paris so you can maximize your time exploring the City of Lights and its surroundings. Half-day and full-day tours around Paris private tour guide and beyond showcase famous regions and their respective landmarks such as Versailles, Normandy, Giverny, Chartres, Champagne, and even Bruges. Expect nothing less than luxury and comfort in a private vehicle (which will be either a Mercedes-Benz V-Class or Tesla) as an expert guide drives you to your desired destination.
Most day and half-day trips include skip-the-line admission to any major attractions such as Versailles, Claude Monet’s House and Garden, and Musee d’Orsay; additionally, lunch and tastings, such as bubbles at Champagne houses like Moët & Chandon and lunch reservations at Versailles restaurants, on certain itineraries. Just let us know what suits your needs and we can help you find your perfect journey in France guided tour !
What vehicles are used for tours around Paris?
We want your trip to Paris to be memorable, and comfortable transportation is a priority. Expect to be picked up in a Mercedes-Benz V-Class or a Tesla for full- and half-day trips, or even a Mercedes-Benz equipped with a moonroof for panoramic views for our tours around Paris.
On our private tours around Paris, expect readily available face masks and hand sanitizer in our vehicles, and expert guides who know where to stop for bathroom breaks.
The transport on private Paris tour mostly depends on the group size as well as the places visited. Upon booking, Parismatic will work out the details with you and your group to ensure your expectations are met on a Paris VIP tour.
What can I expect to see on tours around Paris?
The time is yours, and we are always able to accommodate customizable itineraries depending on your interests or dietary needs.
On all of our half- and full-day tours to Versailles, skip the crowds and head into the Hall of Mirrors and the King’s State Apartments, where you’ll be socially distanced from guests, making the experience that much more enjoyable. In the warmer months, our Versailles tours also include time in the gardens to see sculptures, lush landscapes, and fountain shows.
For those interested in visiting Giverny, gain brief access to the Claude Monet’s House and Garden (Fondation Claude Monet) before it opens to the general public. Our guides are happy to secure lunch reservations for you at the restaurant of your choice, or give recommendations as needed.
Art and architecture lovers won’t want to miss our tours around Paris that combine city sightseeing with the visit to Giverny — where you see the water lilies garden and Japanese bridge that inspired some of Monet’s most famous work — or skip-the-line admission to Musee d’Orsay with its impressive collection of Impressionist art.
And for those looking for something a little more relaxed, don’t hesitate to splurge on a trip to the Champagne or Normandy regions for some time to unwind and enjoy the architecture, food, and drinks of quiet villages such as Normandy’s capital, Rouen.
What are the best ways to get around Paris?
Even if you haven’t been to Paris, it’s likely that you can picture it. Across the city’s twenty arrondissements (districts) there’s always something to catch the eye. Here are the best ways to get around Paris:
Walk: The boulevards are wide and provide plenty of space to properly distance yourself from fellow pedestrians; meanwhile the winding alleyways are meant to get lost on as you pop into cafes and boutiques.
Take the metro: With some 300 stations and 16 lines, it’s a quick and easy way to get around Paris, as long as you don’t mind commuting with locals and tourists alike.
Arrange private transportation: While Uber and taxis are always an option, what’s better than knowing you have the attention and professionalism of a driver-guide to explore the city? On our tours around Paris, your driver-guide will point out sights as you drive by them, as well as park in convenient, safe places for you to get out and enjoy the views at Champs de Mars, Montmartre hill, and more.
What is Parismatic Tours?
Parismatic founder, Frederic Khlghatian—a certified, Paris-based tour guide for more than 23 years—is often the licensed guide of tours around Paris and driver. Learn more about our experienced tour guides here, and please check out our reviews.