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Chateau de Fontainebleau

Pl. du General-de-Gaulle, 77300, Fontainebleau, France
+33 1 60 71 50 70
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This grand palace was a favorite of Napoleon, who dramatically remodeled the old château during his stays there from 1807 to 1809.
  • Excellent62%
  • Very good30%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“day trip” (85 reviews)
“throne room” (22 reviews)
“audio guide” (119 reviews)
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
Pl. du General-de-Gaulle, 77300, Fontainebleau, France
+33 1 60 71 50 70
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Great place to visit, beautiful views and a very good place to walk around and practice good running... worth to visit! ;)

Thank Odair M
Reviewed 1 week ago

Enjoyed a very informative and interesting visit to this chateau. Our driver/guide from Paris was a wonderfully knowledgeable woman named Catherine. She didn’t overwhelm us with tons of history. Instead she provided the main characters and allowed the details to unfold as we went through...More

Thank ProfessorMoon
Reviewed 1 week ago

I was really charmed by the palace of Fontainbleau and the city itself. It’s around 40 min. a train ride from Paris (Gare de Lyon). We walked in the city took coffee before entering the chateau, it’s way quieter than Versailles but every bit as...More

Thank raing5
Reviewed 1 week ago

Have been to many chateaus in the Loire valley plus Versailles, but this one is one of the best. Has lots of furniture in the rooms. Get the audio guide-well worth it. I have mobility issues, so walking into and across the courtyard to gain...More

Thank mediamama
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I wouldn't recommend skipping out on this place since it's been inhabited by so many royal figures, but I didn't really like it. Four stars because it's not their fault the entire castle was renovated under Napoleon but I felt it lost the centuries-old appeal....More

Thank lillydarlingg
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Fontainebleau is worth a full day, or even an overnight visit! If you've visited Versailles and marvelled at the decorative arts of Versailles, you owe yourself a visit to Fontainebleau to see the influence of over 800 years of French royalty which is beautifully maintained...More

Thank Joyce R
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Brilliant preserved chateau, excellent gardens and even a lake with boats. There is even a horse drawn carriage around the grounds. Only down side was the queue to get in, it was huge.

Thank DaleBland
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We parked in Avon railway station and walked from the town to one of the parkland gates. Inside there are many paths where you can wander freely either along the extensive walkways under pollarded trees or along the canal. The house was closed that day...More

Thank Lavarcham
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Absolutely beautiful castle and surrounding gardens. Easy to spend a couple of hours here (even without paying to go inside the castle itself). From Paris, it is easy to get to by taking a train from Gare de Lyon followed by local bus #1 which...More

Thank HeyItsNicNic
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Visited the Chateau as a Cityrama tour. Was a little disappointed as the main facade of the Chateau is undergoing extensive repair work so my first impression was a bit of a set back. We took the self-guided tour which I personally think is fantastic...More

Thank FamilyAdelaide2014
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Joel D
5 October 2017|
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Response from Proflfa | Reviewed this property |
Came from Paris Gare de Lyon. Took the 'regional direction Montargis' to Fontainebleau. The ticket cost 6 euros. Then the bus 1. Direction Les Lilas. The bus ticket cost 2 euros.
18 August 2017|
Response from Paulyne17 | Reviewed this property |
You may but visiting is difficult when there is a crowd even on foot I suggest you communicate before visiting to make sure it will be plesant . There were renovating in june so not easy and it is a long visit See the... More
29 June 2017|
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Response from odenplanstockholm | Reviewed this property |
Sorry, I don't know. There is a contact email and telephone number on the website for an accurate answer. As I remember the apartments and the Napoleon I museum were separate entities.
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