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  • Location: Paris, France
  • Duration:  9 hours (approx.)
Leave Paris for the day and take a small group day tour by minivan to visit the two magnificent chateaux: Fontainebleau and Vaux le Vicomte. You'll be picked up and dropped off at your centrally located Paris hotel by air-conditioned minivan, which holds a maximum of only eight passengers and ensures you'll receive individual attention from your expert tour guide.


  • Combined small group day trip to the chateaux of Fontainebleau and Vaux le Vicomte
  • Audio-guided tours of Fontainebleau and Vaux le Vicomte chateaux
  • Lunch at Vaux le Vicomte
  • Free time to visit the gardens of Fontainebleau and Vaux le Vicomte
  • Smaller number of tour members ensures a more personalized experience
  • Illuminating commentary from your expert guide

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What You Can Expect

Fontainebleau and Vaux le Vicomte Small-Group Day Trip from Paris

Explore the gardens of Vaux-le-Vicomte on your day trip from Paris

You first stop after pick up from your hotel in Paris is the Castle of Fontainebleau, a favored residence of French kings for eight centuries. The audio-guided tour inside the castle is followed by free time in the castle's gardens.

Your tour continues into the Fontainebleau Forest and through the village of Barbizon, famous since the 19th century thanks to artists such as Millet, Rousseau and Stevenson. There is no stop in the village of Barbizon but a chance to admire the landscapes on the drive through to the next stop, the Castle of Vaux le Vicomte.

This Chateau was Nicolas Fouquet's masterpiece which inspired Louis 14th to build the Palace of Versailles and launched the careers of landscape gardener Andre le Notre and decorator Charles le Brun. After lunch at Vaux le Vicomte (included) you'll take an audio-guided tour of the chateau's main rooms. Your small group full-day trip from Paris by minivan ends with time to stroll through the castle's gardens and visit the carriage museum.

Customer Reviews

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2014

Viator was very accommodating and organized company. No problems contacting the company with questions and confirmation. David was an excellent tour guide. Gave us plenty of time to see everything. Both Fontainebleau and Vaux Le Vicomte were gorgeous and because there were no crowds, you can see and appreciate the beauty and craftsmanship of the chateaus. The car (there were 8 of us) was very comfortable and because David used a headset we could hear everything he was saying. Recommend this tour without reservation.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2014

This tour was amazing!

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