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Made seeing these two chateau so easy! The audio guides were very helpful!
An extraordinary palace and grounds. We traveled there via a clean and modern bus; the countryside was beautiful.
The lawns and water features of this fabulous place are awe-inspiring. We rented a golf cart to see it all, saving our legs for the huge chateau itself. We bought a nice lunch at the cafe next to the coach house, which contained many restored carriages from centuries gone by. A wonderful day trip.
This is slightly off the Paris beaten path but so worth it!!! Vaux de Vicomte is absolutely a must see as it is the inspiration for the palace of Versailles and the gardens are the best i have seen in France
Absolutely brilliant tour, a highlight of our trip but nearly missed bus, directions to meeting point needed to be more concise.
Totally enjoyed this tour and how it was arranged.
We met the bus at a location two blocks from the Louvre so it was very easy to find. The office staff was very organized and handed us our ticket packets and times to meet back at the bus. Tour left on time.
We have always done group tours in the past, but decided to do this "se it yourself version" with an audio guide because we love spending time in the gardens - which you dont usually get on arranged tours.
The audio guides at both chateauxs were VERY GOOD and very easy to use with excellent narration.
1. At Vaux le Vicomte, when you get there they offer (for an additional price) the opportunity to climb to the top of the dome. We highly recommend this. You get amazing panoramic views. Fee was nominal.
2. Eat at Vaux le Vicomte or bring a picnic lunch. They have a beautiful eating area and the better of the two gift shops. Food at Fontainebleau was basic and more expensive.
3. At Fontainebleau they rush you into the rooms. TAKE YOUR TIME. If you move right along you wind up with over an hour at the end and while the garden are vast, they are not as nice to stroll through. The Chateaux is HUGE but only a small part is open to visitors.
Wish we would have had more time at Vaux and less time at Chateaux.
All in all, a great time. Well worth it!
This was a wonderful day: perfect weather, not too many people at the chateaus, met some delightful people on the bus and lunched with them at Vaux. I took this tour because I had never been to Fontainebleau, but the bonus was Vaux le Vicomte, which to my taste was even better than Fontainebleau, which with its many, many rooms and huge gardens can be a pretty exhausting experience. Vaux is smaller but exquisite - superb chateau, grand but not too grand, and the fantastic Le Notre gardens. What a combination! The guided tours were in French, so if you don't speak French, some prior research on the chateaus is recommended. Very pleased that ample time was allowed at each place.
Affordable, organize and relaxing tour. Meeting place which is Rue Pyramides City Rama office was centrally located but pls add at the back of Joan of Arc statue to the landmark to make it more easier to find. Overall we enjoyed this tour and highly recommendable.
Really great trip. Bus was perfect and driver also very professional and friendly. And especially Vaux-le-Vicomte is awesome. There is enough time to visit both castles in one day.
Our Viator tour to see Chateaux de Fontainebleau and Vaux le Vicomte was a great way to visit these magnificent palaces. You are dropped off at each palace and given a generous amount of time to stroll about before the bus returns. We enjoyed the freedom to wander on our own. For our return to Paris, we were disappointed that the bus was 25 minutes late, but otherwise it was a perfect tour.
Bus ride to the chateaux was comfortable..on time...well-organized
I really enjoyed it
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.
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.
I thought that the tour was done very well. We got off a little late and then we ran into a situation on the highway when there was a bad traffic accident. They did a good job with extending the trip since we had a 30 minute delay. Since this was not a guided tour we had to use the audio guides which were very good. The Vaux tour was better then the one at Fontainebleau but both were interesting. Overall it was everything that we expected.