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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” (22 reviews)
“audio guide” (124 reviews)
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Pl. du General-de-Gaulle, 77300, Fontainebleau, France
+33 1 60 71 50 70
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Reviewed 1 week ago

It has a very large and beautiful garden! very nice and calm place. good for walk, cycling and jogging.

Thank Eka B
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Visited from Paris; only a handful of other guests. Would have been almost silent if no guards, workmen or a class of children. Allowed one to imagine living there. Almost hard to grasp the long succession of kings, queens, nobility and even a pope who...More

Thank Amy R
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A real showpiece of French royal and aristocratic history, continuously inhabited for more than 7 centuries, beautifully restored and maintained. Fascinating furniture and decorations. In some rooms history comes to life, e.g. the room where Napoleon signed his abduction in 1814. Free admission on the...More

Thank GeorgeFromSingapore
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The chateau has collections of items that is good to view. Some need restored and maintenance. At the time o visit, some rooms are closed and unable to view.

Thank Eka L
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The trip to Fontainebleu is an easy day trip from Paris, with the all-day Metro/train/bus pass you can purchase at the subway station. Chateau de Fontainebleu was lovely. The first stop is a room where you can rent period costumes to wear while you tour...More

3  Thank sandsprite
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Not as famous as Versailles but magnificent in its own ways. Home to kings and Napoleon. 2 euros for audio guide through lush rooms with exquisite furnishings and art. The gardens are impressive. Spent an enjoyable two hours slowly wandering, soaking in the history. In...More

Thank ShaneABurke
Reviewed 17 December 2017 via mobile

As the title says the chateau is quite amazing if you consider it was a hunting lodge. A very easy walk around with the audio tour which only cost 2 Euro. The gardens are quite extravagant and it is winter, I’m sure in spring and...More

1  Thank Terry S
Reviewed 28 November 2017 via mobile

Don’t bother taking an expensive tour from Paris. Easy to see at your own pace. Took the train from Gare de Lyon. Info from 2016 has chnged. The ticket kiosks are on the same level as the Blue Cafe and look the same as SNCF...More

4  Thank Skinner73
Reviewed 27 November 2017 via mobile

Well worth a wander round as it’s an impressive building in nice and expansive grounds. Many rooms worth a look to get an idea of its place in history over time Half a day should be enough allowing mor3 time to sample the many good...More

Thank Alan B
Reviewed 18 November 2017 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
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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.
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