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Chateau Weekend & Monet's Garden

From £899
Duration 4 Days
Departures from: Apr 2024 - Sept 2024
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From £899
Duration 4 Days
Departures from: Apr 2024 - Sept 2024
Tour Overview
The famous gardens of the artist Claude Monet are at the centre of this short break, where your base is close to Paris, the chic capital of France. During your stay you'll also have the chance to join two exciting optional excursions. You can explore the stunning gardens of the UNESCO-listed Château de Versailles, and soak up the glamour of Paris by night when it is beautifully illuminated.
  • short break Short Break
  • meals included tour All Breakfasts
  • railway tour Rail

Your Holiday Includes

  • Just You Holiday Director as your host & Specialist Local Guide
  • Standard-class return rail travel by Eurostar from St Pancras International
  • 3 nights in a 4-star hotel
  • A guaranteed twin or double room of your own
  • 4 included meals: 3 breakfasts, 1 dinner including a welcome & farewell drink
  • Overseas transfers & other transportation 

Included Holiday Highlights

  • Evening in a traditional French restaurant
  • Monet's Garden including entrance

Itinerary

Day 1 UK - Paris

​Today you'll travel from London St Pancras International to Paris, from where we'll transfer you by coach to your hotel.
Get to know your fellow travellers over a drink and dinner this evening.

Meals included: D

Day 2 Plessis-Robinson - at Leisure

Today's optional excursion takes us to the formal gardens of the Château de Versailles. This UNESCO-listed building was once a hunting lodge, a seat of government and a symbol of the power of the French monarchy. The huge honey-coloured palace was built in the 17th century during the reign of Louis XIV, and at the same time the magnificent gardens were created by landscape artist André le Nôtre. As we explore, we'll see three large parterres, more than 200 sculptures, groves nestled among the woods, fountains and a spectacular orangery. With its exceptional architecture and delicious gastronomic delights, Paris is a seductive city. Sit back and enjoy the sights as they are wonderfully illuminated on an optional coach tour of the French capital this evening, with dinner included. Meals included: B

Day 3 Giverny

​It is said that the history of France is written in her gardens, and this is reflected in the many different horticultural styles found across the country.
Particularly delightful are the gardens of the famous French Impressionist Claude Monet in Giverny. He planted and painted here from 1883 until his death in 1926, gaining inspiration from the natural beauty that surrounded him.
Explore the artist's flower garden, Clos Normand, as well as the Japanese-style water garden. These two areas are a beautiful contrast to one another, yet are equally wonderful to explore.
The most famous feature is the lily pond, from which Monet gained so much inspiration, and his series of water-lily paintings is revered throughout the world.
As you stroll through the enchanting gardens don't miss the exquisite wisteria-covered Japanese bridge - it too is depicted in many of Monet's greatest works of art.
In the evening, we will gather as a group to enjoy a farewell drink.​

Meals included: B

Day 4 Paris - UK

Today we will return to St Pancras International by Eurostar.

Meals included: B

Additional Information

If you would like to stay in a hotel conveniently located for St Pancras International for an extra night or two before or after your tour we can arrange this for you. Simply speak to one of our Holiday Advisors for more information.
Please note - the 28th April 2023 departure is a women-only tour

Accommodation (as specified or similar)

Grand Hotel le Plessis

Your hotel is located in the centre of Plessis-Robinson, just 7km from Paris. Facilities include a bar, fitness room and a lift. Guest rooms have private facilities, TV and tea/coffee-making facilities.

Optional Excursions

Experience even more of your destination by adding one or more optional excursions to your holiday before you set off. Take a look below at the extra trips you can enjoy on this tour.

Paris by Night with Dinner Included

Paris by Night with Dinner Included

Your evening begins with a meal in a Parisian restaurant and the opportunity to relax and soak up the atmosphere of this magical city over a chilled glass of wine. You’ll then enjoy a sightseeing tour by coach, a fabulous way to marvel at many of the city’s fabulous landmarks. See Napoleon’s triumphal Arc de Triomphe, the magnificent Opera House, the Louvre, the Eiffel Tower and so much more. Be sure to have your camera at the ready as you are dazzled by the architecture and beauty of Paris.

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Gardens of Chateau de Versailles

Gardens of Chateau de Versailles

Dating from the 17th century, the Palace of Versailles was first a hunting lodge, then a seat of power, and finally, from the 19th century onwards, a museum. Today, the Estate of Versailles spreads over more than 800 hectares and includes the palace and gardens, the park, the estate of Trianon and several buildings in town.

Louise XIV considered the gardens to be just as important as the palace, and in 1661 he entrusted André Le Nôtre with their creation and renovation. Work on the gardens lasted for nearly 40 years and each project was reviewed in detail by the king. Today, the gardens have been fully re-planted and resemble the landscapes Louis XIV would have admired.

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