Very well organized and professional. We left on time. Was a good combination to see together! My only wish was that we could have see some of the other parts of Fontainebleau rather than just the Grand Apartments.
We enjoyed our day .Fontainebleau is not to be missed. It was really impressive..Vaux le Vicomte was nice but I wouldn't go back and visit. It gave us more insight into the inner workings of a chateau(the kitchen, the stables etc.)
The tour was very good; a very nice, knowledgeable and courteous tour leader/driver. The tour bus was clean, comfortable and spacious; the 2 chateaus/palaces were really well worth visiting and the lunch included in the price was really fine [3 good-sized courses, plus wine, water and coffee].
Perhaps more time could be provided for the Fontainbleau visit to enable some time to visit the gardens as well as complete the entire tour of the palace interior provided. On our viist, there was not a large crowd and not all of the palace rooms were open - yet we were only able to complete the audio guide tour of the palace rooms in the time provided
It was a great day we enjoyed both chateaux. Our favourite was Vaux le Vicomte a really lovely place in lovely countryside, quiet, unrushed, and not overcrowded. The golf buggy hire to explore the beautiful grounds was a bonus. Fountainebleau was a good as Versailles and minus the masses.
An excellent example of a Chateaux in France. A must see!
Trip was great, both Fontainebleau and Vaux le Vicomte are spectacular and well worth seeing. The trip was very easy booked from Australia and well organised when we got to the departure location in Paris. The bus was on time for the return trip back to Paris and for the trip between both chateaux. The explanatory pamphlet distributed at the beginning of the trip with the entry tickets to both locations was easy to understand in relation to the time frames to be adhered to.
Vaux le Vicomte had a great audio tour. Fontainebleau audio tour was awful.
Our bus driver was excellent.
This was a really good tour. What an amazing place to visit. The guide gave us a brief introduction to the Chateau and then left us to explore on our own. I would have preferred that he took us all the way through. Great tour though.
Very disappointed and surprised that there was no guide on the bus to tell us more about Fontainebleau and Vaux le Vicomte when we got there. If you're just looking for convenient transportation it was fine.
I liked being transported in the van to our destination, and I loved the Chateau. Our guide, however, was annoying. His presentations seemed geared to idiots, rather, I should say, he spoke to us as if we were dim witted travelers, with no knowledge of French history. I expected more.
There were 6 in our group of English speaking people and they added a French speaking person. Having to listen to the guide in 2 languages was annoying and they also just chit-chatted in French that was not translated for us the whole way back while people were trying to nap in the BAD TRAFFIC. Both houses were very crowded with groups speaking loudly, not using a headset, difficult to hear the audio guide sometimes. Audio guide was a disappointment, gave too much detail. I had hoped that we were going to have a tour with our guide but not what happen. He really was just a driver not so much a guide, told us a few things in the van but not much. Fontainebleau was nice but very large and Vaux le Vicomte was lovely. Lunch was nice.
My wife and I just spent 2 weeks in Paris for our anniversary. While we hesitated going outside this incredible and beautiful city, we thought a little day trip to see some of the surrounding chateaus would be interesting. Indeed it was thanks to our guide and intinerary. While it was a full day I felt we saw and learned alot. Both Chateaus were spectacular and everything was ideal. Our beautiful guide, whom I believe was named Celine, was amazing in her knowledge and personality. And she was a really good driver, negotiating us out and back to Paris like a real professional. Thank you Celine. You're the best! Oh, the small group, the nice van and even the food (and wine) were a big plus. This trip was a real highlight of our anniversary.
Our driver was so skilled at maneuvering through the busy streets of Paris and the highways to Fontainebleau, and she told us so much about each destination we visited. Lunch was excellent...just a great day all around!
It was a fantastic day, very well organised and the tour guide was very knowledgable. A very enjoyable experience of the beautiful chateaux and countryside.
It was excellent! Very interesting history behind all these spots. Our tour guide was very knowledgeable and nice. It did feel a bit rushed at Fontainebleau, but the rest of the schedule I think was timed well.
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