1. France
  2. Ile-de-France
  3. Paris
  4. Château de Fontainebleau

From Paris: Chateau de Fontainebleau & Vaux-Le-Vicomte Tour

Product ID: 131949
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Discover two of the most beautiful and historically interesting Chateaux in the Paris region on this small group day trip. You’ll visit the lovely Chateau and gardens of Vaux-le-Vicomte and also Chateau de Fontainebleau with more than 1500 rooms inside!
About this activity
Duration 10 hours
Skip the ticket line
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Live tour guide
English
Easy cancellation
Cancel up to 24 hours in advance for a full refund

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Experience

Highlights
  • Adventure to the french countryside, step away from the hustle and bustle
  • Visit two of the most important Châteaux in French History
  • Enjoy free time in the French Gardens of Vaux-le-Vicomte, a perfectly manicured garden of 99 acres
  • See Napoleon Bonaparte's Throne in Fontainebleau
  • Learn about French History from an informative guide
Full description
Discover two of the most beautiful and historically interesting castles in the Paris region on this small group day trip. You’ll visit the lovely Chateau and gardens of Vaux-le-Vicomte, where the “jardin à la francaise” was born and then explore the regal splendor of Chateau de Fontainebleau where more than seven centuries of kings and emperors lived and created history. 

Chateau de Vaux-le-Vicomte, with its deluxe 17th century decor and outstanding French Gardens is enchanting. It is so beautiful that it directly inspired the Sun King to build the Palace of Versailles, in order to rival it. You’ll learn about the captivating history of the estate and its past owners, wander through the perfectly ordered French Gardens and enjoy free time to explore the inside of the Chateau.

Chateau de Fontainebleau is unparalleled in its extravagant architecture and links to important events in French History. With more than 1,500 rooms inside, it is a sumptuous palace and according to Napoleon Bonaparte "The true home of kings, the house of ages". It was home to three dynasties of Kings, a Pope and two French Emperors and as such is truly unique among the castles in Europe. You’ll explore its majestic halls, extravagantly gilded rooms, beautifully decorated Chapel and learn its fascinating history.
Includes
  • Chateaux entrances fees
  • Transportation by A/C minibus
  • English-speaking guide
  • Audio guide in each chateau
What’s Not Included
  • Food & drinks
  • Gratuities

Prepare for the activity

Meeting point

Meet with your driver-guide outside of 1 Place Saint-Michel in Paris, 15 minutes before your tour starts. A café called Le Départ Saint-Michel (with a red front) is located at that address. Your driver-guide will arrive with a grey minibus about 10 minutes before the scheduled departure time of the tour. Please be there at least 15 minutes before the official departure time. Tours always start sharp at the appointed starting time. For this tour it is absolutely necessary that you arrive before the tour starts as there is no way of catching up with the group once the tour has started.

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Important information
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• Tours operate rain or shine