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Chateau de Fontainebleau

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Address: Pl. du General-de-Gaulle, 77300, Fontainebleau, France
Phone Number: +33 1 60 71 50 70
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09:30 - 17:00
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Wed - Mon 09:30 - 17:00
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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This grand palace was a favorite of Napoleon, who dramatically remodeled...

This grand palace was a favorite of Napoleon, who dramatically remodeled the old château during his stays there from 1807 to 1809.

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Stunning chateau! So much to see!

What an amazing place to visit! Room after magnificent room to view, then all the grounds and gardens. Luckily everyone visited in December so gardens were fairly plain so we... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

What an amazing place to visit! Room after magnificent room to view, then all the grounds and gardens. Luckily everyone visited in December so gardens were fairly plain so we concentrated on the house. Napoleon is heavily featured here so it's worth reading up on your French history before you go. The artefacts and costumes were great. The ceilings alone... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

It's beautiful, the rooms are vast and hold loads of history. Moreover, it's much less crowded than Versailles and you can really enjoy your visit without feeling stifled. Worth a day trip from Paris.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a must if you are in Fontainebleau - well laid out and fascinating. Take advantage of the user friendly audio guide. Learnt so much about Napoleon. Beautiful gardens to walk round after

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We decided to take the train to this location on a rainy day from Gare de Lyon. We found it a bit confusing buying the ticket and finding the correct train since it was our first time using this mode of transit. However, with assistance from helpful passengers we found our train (Transilien to Fontainebleau/Avon). The trip itself was enjoyable... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is in the top three sites of my France trip, but this is my favorite chateau. Unlike Versailles, this one is fully decorated with paintings, lights, and full furniture. You really feel like you're getting the full experience. I enjoyed my visit becuase the audio guide taught me so much about the history, people, and the items on display.... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you have the time to visit only one place in Fontainebleau, then do not miss this palace with luxurious interior design and heritage of napoleon.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was my second visit to Fontainebleau. This chateau just takes your breath away, the amount of gold gilding used in every room is astonishing. The furnishings are just sumptuous, like really over the top. You can see no expense was spared for royalty. This chateau is so full of history it's staggering. Next time; I am taking the train... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This palace is one of the oldest in Europe & was home to 800 years of monarchs. If its walls could speak, imagine the scandals & stories they could whisper into your ears. learn about Napoleon & his legacy at this palace ! Rent a period costume & dress up in a long period dress , replete with a floral... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Having previously visited Versailles and the Loire Valley chateaux on other trips to France, I really wanted to see Fontainebleau. I visited with Paris City Vision in a combined visit with Chateau Vaux-le-Vicomte. I must say I enjoyed the grounds immensely. The interior of the Chateau was not that spectacular to me but it is an excellent way to spend... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

After 2 weeks in France on our last day we visited Fontainebleau. It was the best Chateau we visited on our trip. To see the way Kings and Napoleon lived is so amazing. The Chateau is beautiful, the furnishings, paintings and personal effects are almost too much for words. We had been told not to miss it and were so... More 

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