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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” (86 reviews)
“throne room” (23 reviews)
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Hours Today: 9:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
LOCATION
Pl. du General-de-Gaulle, 77300, Fontainebleau, France
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"day trip"
in 86 reviews
"throne room"
in 23 reviews
"marie antoinette"
in 17 reviews
"audio guide"
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"train station"
in 55 reviews
"beautiful castle"
in 18 reviews
"well worth the trip"
in 13 reviews
"loire valley"
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"open to the public"
in 12 reviews
"take your time"
in 16 reviews
"french history"
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"french royalty"
in 14 reviews
"original furniture"
in 13 reviews
"visited versailles"
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"hunting lodge"
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"lots of history"
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

The most interesting castle in the French royal history from Francois 1er to Napoleon ; a place to visit again and again and again

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Such a beautiful spot! Loved spending the afternoon wandering the grounds. Will definitely go back some day!

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Reviewed 1 week ago

I came years ago and didn't have time to go inside. I had no idea what I'd missed. If you like history, art, furniture, big buildings, museums, or if you've never become acquainted with the history of French royalty and their lifestyle-- take the time...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is one of the chateaus used by French kings. It is under restoration but you can still visit the main rooms of the chateau. Get an audio player so you can get information on each room visited. If you have time visit the grounds.

1  Thank Charles S
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Nice castle to see, you can learn a lot from A-Z I guess it is enough to buy some automatic audio guides, you don’t need to go there by tour. Every corner bit of history it is sad you can not see all the castle...More

Thank Ersin Y
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

After visiting several Chateaus during our week in France I can state that this one tops them all, I gave it only a 4 because it is under reconstruction so some parts are easer closed or are partly covered or have scaffolding in them and...More

Thank Amnon F
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Not over run by tourists. I practically had the whole place to myself on a Monday. It’s definitely like stepping back into history. I have visited Versailles which is super commercialized. This one not so much.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Wonderful apartments and Napoleon and royal history. Small number of people mean you enjoy it when compared to Versailles which can be nuts.

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Never seen so many breathtaking rooms in one place. No knowledgeable staff in the rooms so just look and enjoy. Read up beforehand so you can put things into context.

1  Thank Andrew P
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

A Great visit considering the cold front outside and our time limit. We loved the grounds and interior displays.

Thank Robert B
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MyrtletheTurtle
12 March 2018|
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Response from Narayanan K | Reviewed this property |
When we visited, the Napoleon Quarters were undergoing work - so, did not take guided tour there. However, from what I can read, you can book. Just follow the link they have mentioned at the bottom of the booking page in... More
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MaureenAB
21 January 2018|
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Response from TravelingMom370 | Reviewed this property |
We drove but the train would be best instead of a tour. You can maneuver through the city nicely.
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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.
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