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Embark on a half-day guided tour from Paris to Fontainebleau, where you'll explore the Château de Fontainebleau and wander the town's scenic forest. Set out on a recorded audio tour of the 1,500 castle and learn its history as a popular place of stay for French kings. Take some time to roam it's gardens before stopping by Fontainebleau's other main attraction: its massive forest, which often serves as a weekend getaway for Parisians. You'll also visit Barbizon, a country village that gives its name to the Barbizon school of painters.


  • Excellent value for money
  • All entrance fees included

What You Can Expect

Fontainebleau and Barbizon Half Day Guided Tour from Paris

Fontainebleau gardens

Customer Reviews

Gillian C

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2016

Fabian was an excellent guide, giving us a historical background on Paris, Barbizon and Fontainebleau during our drive out of Paris.

Would not have had that information, which really set the visit up, had we gone on our own - great trip - thank you Viatour and Fabian !


5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

The trip was fantastic. We had a good time. The guide was knowledgeable and friendly. He advised us on how to use the audio guide at Fontainebleau and also not to spend time and try to listen to it all. There is not enough to hear every little detail but there is enough time to hear all of the highlights. Make sure to leave time to walk in the grounds which are also beautiful. The city of Barbizon is a quaint traditional French town. I wish there was more time to explore that town and to spend time there.

Allan B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2015

Excellent tour with very good background information by the tour leader on the way to Fontainebleau. The visit to the small village of Barbizon on the return journey was a bonus.

Marjorie S

4 star rating: Recommended November 2016

Great experience.


4 star rating: Recommended September 2016

Great trip, great guide. Too little time in Barbizon

Lynne A H

4 star rating: Recommended June 2016

A great trip half a day out of Paris. Barbizon was very cute and worth seeing. If you do the audio tour around Fontainebleau there is not enough time to see all of the outside which was unfortunate.

Donna M

4 star rating: Recommended June 2016

Driver, Luke was very nice. Got us there and back, though there was a fete going on so some of the areas were closed to visitors. The audio guide was confusing especially since some room were closed because of a conference.


4 star rating: Recommended February 2016

Recommended, well organized even though the car was a little bit too small for 8 passengers and one driver.

Tim O

4 star rating: Recommended February 2016

Need more than 1 1/2 hours at Fontainblleau another 30 minutes.


4 star rating: Recommended October 2015

Wonderful visit. Very nice driver. Highly recommend this tour if you enjoy history, art and architecture and hate crowds!

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