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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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Pl. du General-de-Gaulle, 77300, Fontainebleau, France
+33 1 60 71 50 70
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The ideal place to go if you are into impressive historical architecture and want to explore french history. Far less crowded than the more famous Palace of Versailles, Fontainebleau palace impresses by both its beautiful interiors and its amazing gardens. Easy to reach and a...More

Thank Daniel T
Reviewed 1 week ago

Very cool, the interiors, the rooms, were well preserved and the colors in all the fabrics, paintings, etc. were still quite vivid. Could spend all day or just 1.5 h. Great paintings of the Bonapart family.

Thank drtoxik
Reviewed 1 week ago

Versailles is definitely the more popular and accessible palace but Fontainebleau is stunning and worth the visit. To get there, you can take a train from Gare de Lyon (40 minute ride roughly) and then a bus (about 20 minutes). It's located in the middle...More

1  Thank Sydney221
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We spent about 2.5 hours taking an audio tour of the Chateau. The audio explained a lot of interesting details. It is a spectacular facility. The artifacts from Napoleon were fantastic. The decorations of the various rooms were fantastic. I especially liked the bedrooms and...More

Thank eichsttl
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Second time I have been here in 10 years. Have never gone into the chateau rooms and so not sure how nice they are but the gardens are good enough reason to come. Still like it better than Versailles because the grounds are smaller but...More

4  Thank WengKeeLeong
Reviewed 1 week ago

This chateau is amazing and certain worth a visit. There is direct train from Gare De Lyon if you are not driving. I spent half day there walking through the whole chateau and listened to nearly every bit of the audio guide. If you are...More

2  Thank L W
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The gardens and Park were surprising free and just lovely to enjoy in autumn sunshine. The Palace looked great, although we didn’t go in, because personally we prefer gardens to buildings

1  Thank Patrick C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It’s absolutely amazing. Such history and the grounds are beautiful. We didn’t have to wait in line to get in. The town is so charming.

Thank Jill A
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I visited the chateau for a private event. The interiors of the castle are just stunning, all the rooms have beautiful roof and paintings, all in well preserved state.

Thank Federica T
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We have been in Paris for a month and decided to see Fontainebleau before we left. We had no idea on how connected Napoleon was to this place. The palace is stunning and they have so much of the original art work and furniture on...More

1  Thank KIWIZLO
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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