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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.
  • Excellent64%
  • Very good29%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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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

You can take the train " transilien" from Gare de Lyon. It's 45 minutes train and 15 minutes bus. In total 1 hour from Paris. If you want to visit somewhere outside of Paris, Chateau Fontainebleau would be a good idea. It's a very beautiful...More

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Reviewed 5 days ago

We got there right in the middle of lots of students groups and repairs and the flowers not out yet. But it still worth visiting of course !

Thank Paulyne17
Reviewed 6 days ago

Take the Petits Appartements tour if you speak French. Very interesting and fun. The grounds and chateau are superb, a jewel of France!!!

Thank MikeONYC
Reviewed 1 week ago

It really is a very impressive chateau and very interesting to listen to all the commentary. It is just a pity parts of the chateau and the gardens were closed.

Thank PretoriaTravelfreak
Reviewed 1 week ago

During our trip to Paris my husband and I took a day trip to the Château de Fontainebleau by train from Gare de Lyon to Fontainebleau Avon. It is a perfect day trip from Paris. Fontainebleau is a town southeast of Paris, known for the...More

3  Thank margareth700
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Super, enjoyed it. Lost a star due to certain parts of the site being closed for works. Which isn't a problem but it wasn't obvious until after you had paid / started the tour.

2  Thank Tom R
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A stunning place to visit, there is nothing to compare in the UK. The disappointment on the day we were there the Pope's Apartments & The Napoleon Museum were closed. I think these facts should have been reflected in the price we were changed. The...More

1  Thank Gordon P
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Bought tickets online so there was not need to line up, proceeded directly to the audio guide section to begin tour. Beautiful place. Repairs and some sections of the exhibits were closed so check before going. Grounds were well maintained . Would love to visit...More

1  Thank Yvette O
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Well worth a visit if you're in Fontainebleau. I was in awe as I moved from room to room and learned about the history of the castle.It wasn't etremely full so we comfortably moved through the tour and lingered as long as we liked. I...More

1  Thank Millicent v
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great day out - much smaller than Versailles and seemed more personal. Not too many people so you had time to look carefully at whatever took your interest. Very good value for money at 7.50 €, gardens free. Various nice restaurants in the square surrounding...More

1  Thank Diana1030
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Is there a cafe or restaurant open in February?
12 February 2017|
Response from Adrienne T | Reviewed this property |
There are a few cafés and restaurants in the little town next to the Château. They were open in December when I was there - I assume they're open year-round.
Hi, Jean-Marc. What would you like to know about this attraction? How much time would it take to drive from Fontainebleau to CDG Airport on a typical Sunday morning?
7 February 2017|
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Response from Nathaly C | Reviewed this property |
Fontainebleau to CDG could take you anywhere up to 3h. traffic even on a Sunday is interesting to say the least.
hi can one take photos inside the chateau ?
19 January 2017|
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Response from KY L | Reviewed this property |
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