4.5 star rating: Recommended 15 Reviews

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  • Location: Paris, France
  • Duration:  4 hours 30 minutes (approx.)
Discover Château de Fontainebleau, one of the largest French castles, on a half-day trip from Paris! Listening to an impressive audio commentary, explore this opulent UNESCO World Heritage-listed site at your own pace. You’ll have plenty of time to walk through the castle and immaculate Fontainebleau Gardens before returning to Paris by luxury air-conditioned minivan.

Highlights

  • Half-day trip to the UNESCO-listed Château de Fontainebleau, outside Paris
  • Listen to informative audio-guided commentary while touring the castle at your own pace
  • Admire varying architectural styles that date back to the 12th century
  • Explore lavishly decorated rooms and stroll through the Fontainebleau Gardens
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off by luxury air-conditioned minivan included

What You Can Expect

Chateau de Fontainebleau Admission Ticket with Transport from Paris

Chateau de Fontainebleau Admission Ticket with Transport from Paris

After pickup at your hotel, set off from Paris on board your air-conditioned coach and head to the historical town of Fontainebleau, roughly 34 miles (55 km) south of the city. After just an hour, arrive at Château de Fontainebleau (Fontainebleau Castle), where you’ll spend your afternoon!

One of the largest French châteaux, this impressive UNESCO World Heritage-listed castle is a joy to behold. Lived in by sovereigns since the Middle Ages, the castle exudes royalty on every level. Gaze in awe at its architecture, built across seven centuries, and admire the famous horseshoe staircase that leads from the castle’s palatial doors.

Your host will hand over your entrance ticket and state-of-the-art audio headset, and then leave you at the admission gates. Following the route described by your audio guide, set off to explore!

There are more than 1,500 rooms comprising elaborate dining halls, galleries and ballrooms, not to mention 130 hectares (321 acres) of parks and gardens. Wander over to the beautiful Pavilion on Fontainebleau’s famous Carp Pond, or stroll through the English Garden – lined with pristine lawns, shrubs and trees.

After approximately 2.5 hours of exploring this magnificent site at leisure, meet your host back at the pre-arranged point for your relaxing journey back to Paris.

Customer Reviews

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2015

This was an amazing Castle, the history of it was incredible and the driver was so informative about the castle and the area. My daughter and I both found the inside of this Castle to be more beautiful than Versailles.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2014

We nearly didn't make this tour but the company operators made sure we did, many thanks to them. Fontainebleau is staggering on your senses, the Chateau rooms are more overwhelming than any others I have seen. There was so much to see inside that we didn't get a chance to see the gardens. I would do this tour again.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2014

The tour was an exceptional experience. I enjoyed discovering Fontainebleau at my own pace -- that's my favorite kind of tour. Our guide was exceptionally knowledgeable. Since I'm in second language acquisition, I compliment our tour guide for not only is correct, clear, fluent English but also his mastery of idiom and American culture.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2013

Lovely small tour, the guider is nice and tells interesting stroies.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2013

Excellant Tour

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2013

Guide was very good which enhanced the tour.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2012

Excellent trip. Was well worth it. The palace was amazing. Some parts even better than Versailles. Needed more time there, at least another hour would have meant we could have taken a more leisurely tour instead of rushing through. But overall well worth doing.

4 star rating: Recommended January 2015

This tour was amazing!

4 star rating: Recommended August 2014

Thoroughly enjoyable.

4 star rating: Recommended July 2014

This was a pleasant tour although a bit distracting as the guide had to speak in Russian and English so it felt like he was rushing through the information, at times. Fontaienbleau was enjoyable and certainly less crowded than Versailles. However it was an hour to the destination and an hour back so the time spent at the venue was much shorter than you expect when booking.

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