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Private Half Day Fontainebleau Castle Guided Tour from Paris

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Explore the magnificent royal residence of Château de Fontainebleau on a fascinating day tour from Paris. Dating back to the middle ages, the château is one of the largest in France and is honored as a UNESCO World Heritage site due to its illustrious history and spectacular, well-preserved architecture. Wander through some of the 1,500 ornate rooms of the castle and its luxuriant gardens on an audio-guided tour, and enjoy round-trip transport from Paris in a comfortable coach.
  • Half-day trip to the UNESCO-listed Château de Fontainebleau, outside Paris
  • Guided walking tour of the palace with your private guide
  • Admire varying architectural styles that date back to the 12th century
  • Explore lavishly decorated rooms and stroll through the Fontainebleau Gardens
  • Tour starts from your centrally located hotel in Paris
Located just an hour’s drive south of Paris, the magnificent Château de Fontainebleau has been home to a succession of French monarchs since the 12th century, including Henry II, Louis XIV, Marie Antoinette, and Napoleon. Your tour of this mesmerizing estate begins with your pick you up directly at the door of your, Central Paris hotel or Private Apartment, before setting off on board your private air-conditioned minibus, and heading to the historical town of Fontainebleau, located roughly 34 miles (55 Km) south of the Capital City. 

After arriving at the UNESCO World Heritage-listed château, your guide will guide you inside the castle to bring up to life this unique place and and provides background about the history of the castle and its inhabitants throughout the years. Boasting more than 1,500 rooms, Fontainbleau is one of the largest and most impressive castles in France

Wander in awe through ornate galleries, hallways, ballrooms, dining halls and private apartments where centuries of French royalty have lived and ruled. Your audio guide provides historic background about the history of the castle and its inhabitants throughout the years.

Step outside for a stroll among the meticulously maintained gardens and canals that cover more than 320 acres (130 hectares). Admire the ornate pavilion near the Carp Pond and wander through an elaborate geometric maze of hedges, orchards and flowerbeds.

After approximately 2.5 hours of exploring this magnificent site, reconnect with your guide and relax on the return drive to Paris.
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Great tour guide. do it yourself tor...
LINDA A
, Oct 2017
Great tour guide. do it yourself tor with audio..no crowdes.Even got t see some of the country side, artist village etc.
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GReat tour - wonderful guide who was...
proud
, Aug 2017
GReat tour - wonderful guide who was very helpful and new his subject very well.
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This is a wonderful tour and the...
Kimberly D
, Jul 2017
This is a wonderful tour and the Chateau is beautiful. The house is huge and the gardens are wonderful.. Our tour guide even showed us a little place to get a wonderful apple tartin after the tour was over! Your drive is about an hour out of Paris.
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Tour guide was extremely well...
JOHNNY D
, Jan 2017
Tour guide was extremely well educated and provided am awesome history of France and Chateau de Fontaineblue.
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The service that picked me up was...
Carole L
, Nov 2016
The service that picked me up was excellent and the driver relayed so much history to us but the Chateau was so terribly disappointing with only a small area on level one of the right wing available to view. I expected that much of the total Chateau would be open for viewing.
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Our guide, Ricardo, was fantastic...
John R
, May 2016
Our guide, Ricardo, was fantastic! He answered all our questions and added many interesting facts. I highly recommend this tour!
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Fredrick I think our tour guide was...
terilsiegl
, Apr 2016
Fredrick I think our tour guide was wonderful. So much knowledge. Turely amazing.
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The tour guide shares with me the...
kattiekwok
, Mar 2016
The tour guide shares with me the history during our trip to the Chateau, get the admission ticket and the audio equipment ready for my visit. He is experienced and answered all my questions raised. Yet, the Chateau is quite large. If you are interested to know every displaced items, 4.5-hour tour is not sufficient because the travelling time to and from the Chateau have already taken almost 2.5 hours.
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Enjoyed this tour very much. We...
Mary Jane B
, Feb 2016
Enjoyed this tour very much. We were picked up right on time and our driver gave us a wonderful history of the Fontainebleau chateau and French history. He also tied into art movements and explained to us about the painters who first painted open air in the forests surrounding the chateau. It probably would have been nicer if we went in the spring or summer when everything on the grounds would be alive and in bloom, but that was our choice to visit in January. I would not hesitate to book with Viator again.
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We love going to this chateau. We...
Samantha D
, Dec 2015
We love going to this chateau. We were lucky that the tour was only for us. Our guide was very informative and this tour is not a full guide but once you are at the chateau, we have the radio set that will give you the history in each room. This is a beautiful chateau and we highly recommend it.

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