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Apr 11th, 2012, 12:08 PM
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Giverny + Versailles

My husband and are were thinking of taking a day trip from Paris and visiting Monet's gardens in Giverny and also visiting Versailles. Is this doable in a day?

We were thinking of renting a car for this so that we could be on our own time schedule.

Does anyone have any experience or advice with this?

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Apr 11th, 2012, 12:21 PM
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You could but not sure why you'd want to. Both are easily accessible by train, both locations are made to be enjoyed, I believe, in a leisurely way and to try to see them both I don't think would be doing either justice. I suggest if you only have a day chose one and save the other for next time.
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Apr 11th, 2012, 12:21 PM
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You *could* do both in a day but not in any great depth. If you only have one day for time outside Paris, I would just pick one, not both, especially if this is your first visit to the area.
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Apr 11th, 2012, 12:22 PM
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Both worth enjoying, but I recommend NOT in the same day. Givenry is quite a long distance from Paris in my opinion. Can you plan 2 separate day trips. PS if you do go to Giverny, look into going to Honfluer as well.
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Apr 11th, 2012, 04:37 PM
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I recommend them as separate day trips but here's a link to a thread where the same question was asked and all the various options were discussed (taking a bus tour or doing it on their own). The OP concluded it was best to do these as separate day trips. Here is a link to that thread:

http://www.tripadvisor.com/ShowTopic....html#40032792
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