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Unlike at busy Château de Versailles, the lack of crowds at Chateau de Fontainebleau means you're free to enjoy this palace almost as its inhabitants did in centuries past. This was the preferred residence of French kings and emperors for seven centuries. François I made the palace his permanent residence in 1527--breathing new life into the ruins with origins dating back to 1137. A succession of kings worked to further rehabilitate the castle, which is where Marie de Medici delivered her baby, who later became King Louis XIII. See where Napoléon I addressed his subjects after the French Revolution as you step into the Emperor's Throne Room. Italian artists Rosso and Primatice decorated the interior with frescoes, which you can still view today. Before you head to Fontainebleau, plan trip itinerary details with our user-friendly Fontainebleau trip itinerary planning website, to make sure you see all that Fontainebleau has to offer, including Chateau de Fontainebleau.
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Tours to Chateau de Fontainebleau
$188 BOOK WITH VIATOR Fontainebleau and Vaux-Le-Vicomte Castle Small-Group Day Trip From Paris
Duration: 10 hours
$386 BOOK WITH VIATOR Fontainebleau Castle Private Half Day Trip & Guided Tour from Paris
Duration: 5 hours
$293 BOOK WITH VIATOR Fontainebleau Forest Half Day Hot-Air Balloon Ride with Chateau de Fontainebleau
Duration: 3 hours
$416 BOOK WITH VIATOR Fontainebleau Day Trip from Paris with a Local: Private & Personalized ★★★★★
Duration: 8 hours
$141 BOOK WITH VIATOR Fontainebleau Castle Round trip transportation and the entrance to Paris
Duration: 5 hours
Chateau de Fontainebleau reviews
It’s definitely worth the visit! A very huge castle that is well decorated with huge vast spaces and lakes. more »
The chateau grounds are beautiful. I could walk hours in the gardens. You can really feel the beauty and presence of nature all around you. I would say that the best time to visit is in the Spring... more »
It was a pleasure to enjoy these parks and gardens, what a quality of life to be around this aera. This castle is just so beautiful. more »
Very cool chateau !it's a really cool place to walk around in imagine all of the history that has taken place here at this location throughout the centuries. I would love to be able to go back in time and watch events that have taking place here. When I was here it was very cold and rainy but still very beautiful. There was actually snow on the ground as well.
Beautiful place, with beautiful grounds... you could walk around here for half a day if you wanted.. its peaceful and beautiful with an amazing chateau. Well worth a trip
Great fort to visit. Mind blowing architecture. This is the fort where Napoleon spent most of his days. This fort has vast collections of Napoleon and his family members dress, sword, guns, jewels and many other things. I am stunned to see the mind blowing bed rooms and meeting rooms in this fort. Entry ticket is 18 euros per adult. Worthy watch.
Not only do we love visiting the Chateau but walking the grounds and outside the gates there's a great children's park that usually has lots of locals meeting together for playdates. It's always a favourite
It is very hard to impress me, but this Pałace is stunning. Inventory is very large and rooms beautiful. I was in winter and it was almost empty... Even comparing to Versaille the same Day. I recommend truly.
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