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Chateau de Fontainebleau

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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.
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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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Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed 30 November 2009

I just got back from a week long trip in Paris. My husband and I took a day trip to Chateau de Fontainebleau by train from Gare de Lyon to Fontainebleau Avon. Then, we took a bus line, clearly marked Chateau. It is very convenient....More

145  Thank Deedoka411
Most Helpful Critical Review
Reviewed 17 May 2015

Went to Chateau de Fontainebleau with France Tourisme. Had gone with them in cosch to Giverny and wrote favourable review. Not this time. 1. Bus takes 8+driver. We had 8 tourists. Brochure referred to "guide". There wasn't one. 2or 3 fat people. Sardines-in-a-tin. 2. Portly...More

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Reviewed 4 days ago

The chateau at Fontainebleau is about 40 mins on the train from Paris. Napoleon spent time there and it holds several of his belongings. It is smaller than Versailles, of course, but with the same ornate type of decor, furniture and tapestries etc. There were...More

Thank AngelaD17
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This palace was quite a sight to behold. So many rooms each with such ornate and intricate woodwork, fittings and tapestries. It holds a lot of artifacts pertaining to the life of Napolean. There is even an amazing church/chapel inside. The grounds and landscaping are...More

Thank richardLKT
Reviewed 1 week ago

What a wonderful place to visit. Firstly the area around it is great for cafes and having a little meal outside. Then you can just wander in the magnificent gardens for a look around. I found this fascinating as in Britain you would have to...More

Thank johnbarrett07
Reviewed 1 week ago

Visited Paris, France many times. But last visit, I visited there. The original main purpose was to see some of Thai Royal souvenirs which presented to the French royal family in the past. But after visit, this is one of the most beautiful Chateau.

Thank Meng_Ladda
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Went with 2 children 10 and 2 years old. First to the Fournil de Fontainebleau on Rue Grande for picnic stuffs and pastries... Then the castle tour... English gardens and a picnic by the canal. Great day for family specially when one of your kids...More

Thank papalolo
Reviewed 1 week ago

Amazing French chateau full of history & older than Bersailles. Set in huge gardens with ponds & a small lake you can hire row boats for.

Thank LeonieP83
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a place with great historic significance but our visit was awful. The audio guide is a requirement because otherwise you have no idea what you are looking at, and it is an extra charge. Even though you need it, it is of poor...More

Thank Danielle S
Reviewed 1 week ago

My wife and I thoroughly enjoyed our tour of this enormous palace. The exhibits pertaining to Napoleon were extraordinary.

Thank carlcannon
Reviewed 1 week ago

The building, of course, is magnificent. The history is fascinating. The furnishings are beautiful. Why then is the chateau a bit of a disappointment? I'm afraid the answer may be in how it is presented. There is no cohesive explanation of the timeline of the...More

Thank GlobeTrotting807623
Reviewed 1 week ago

What began as a medieval palace in the 12th century now stands as a signature to French Chateaus. Chateau Fontainebleau is just outside of Paris and there is a lovely community with hotels and dining all around the property. The interior design and crafted gardens...More

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15 October 2018|
Response from WengKeeLeong | Reviewed this property |
i think that they do have a cafe inside but "town" is just outside, with loads of eateries well within 5 mins walk.
18 July 2018|
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Response from terrycarlson2018 | Reviewed this property |
Definitely worth a walk around - it's so beautiful.
Laurie N
30 June 2018|
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Response from Cruiseaholiks | Reviewed this property |
Laurie, we were there in early May and did notice some renovations but it seemed that they were trying to keep the area open to tourists as much as possible. We did not feel that we missed anything important. The inside... More