9.00 am: Be met in the lobby of your hotel in Paris.
Start your day in Giverny where you will visit the home, studio and gardens of Claude Monet, the great impressionist painter. Inside the house, Monet’s furniture and “décor” remain just as it was when he painted there, with a similar color scheme. The rooms are filled with Monet‘s collection of Japanese engravings. We begin with a walk through the romantic nymphea pond gardens and continue towards Claude Monet's house through the flower bed paths. Here Claude Monet began his well-known "Séries" which later made him famous. Monet’s Gardens, like his impressionist paintings, are a bold mix of colors and textures. Roses are planted extensively and the pallet of plants is diverse. Lunch at leisure in a typical restaurant suggested by your guide. During the afternoon, go to Versailles where you will explore the Château de Versailles with its King’s State Apartments and the glittering Hall of Mirrors which was used by Louis XIV as a council room. Discover the gardens which were laid out by the great landscape artist, Le Nôtre, who managed to perfect the model of formal French gardens. Versailles, a dream of elegance, taste and beauty, will open its doors and enable you to soak up the atmosphere that reigned during the days of Queen Marie-Antoinette, just as in Sophia Coppola’s famous film. Discover the groves of Versailles, and the fountains whose jets of water rise and fall in time to the music.
6.00 pm: Return to your hotel.