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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” (87 reviews)
“throne room” (24 reviews)
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Hours Today: 9:30 AM - 6:00 PM
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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Pl. du General-de-Gaulle, 77300, Fontainebleau, France
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"day trip"
in 87 reviews
"throne room"
in 24 reviews
"marie antoinette"
in 17 reviews
"audio guide"
in 126 reviews
"train station"
in 57 reviews
"beautiful castle"
in 18 reviews
"well worth the trip"
in 13 reviews
"open to the public"
in 13 reviews
"loire valley"
in 10 reviews
"take your time"
in 16 reviews
"french history"
in 42 reviews
"french royalty"
in 15 reviews
"original furniture"
in 14 reviews
"chinese museum"
in 10 reviews
"visited versailles"
in 12 reviews
"hunting lodge"
in 13 reviews
"napoleon iii"
in 11 reviews
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We were so disappointed in the chateau. Right from the start, where we received a surly, unsmiling welcome, the staff were obviously too important to stoop to the level of the visitors. They were unhelpful and at times verging on rude as they stood in...More

1  Thank Pennie H
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I visited as part of a tour group in the area. Unfortunately we only had a few hours, here, but to see everything, you could easily spend a day doing the gardens and the chateau. You can have a guided tour (extra) or do it...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

If you come here, it will take many hours for you to see inside and also lake and forest, so it is important for you to locate where toilets are. first is the toilet in Exit, even if you go out, you can still come...More

Thank Emio Y
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Reviewed 3 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

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Fontainebleau is AMAZING. The short Napoleon museum at the beginning of the tour is nice but the highlights are really the rooms beyond. Every room the ceiling and décor is better and better--truly wonderfully preserved. The only original throne room furniture in all of France....More

Thank Laura H
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Over 400 rooms, not a single surface that isn't decorated, this is opulence on steroids. By the sheer number of chairs in each room, there was evidently a lot of sitting around. Decorated plates are exquisite but you can get over-plated. Campaign chairs and field-equipment...More

1  Thank Nick M
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

On my previous trip to Paris I toured Versailles as most people do when they go to Paris as a tourist. However, it was so overcrowded that I had an absolutely miserable experience. Chateau de Fontainebleu is the exact opposite of Versailles. While it's a...More

1  Thank Amy S
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We enjoyed touring this chateau so much more than Versailles. More beautiful, less gaudy, Prettier gardens in my opinion.

1  Thank terrycarlson2018
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This was an excellent visit once inside the castle, and very well-preserved. However, the rudeness from the security getting into the castle detracted entirely from the experience: being shouted at, aggressively told to UNPACK my whole bag entirely rather than just opening it, and general...More

Thank ln97889
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Reviewed 12 June 2018 via mobile

I studied the history of Fontainebleau for a project and university and ever since always wanted to visit. We were in France for a wedding so made a detour to visit. The chateau was beautiful. The audio tour is a great way to learn about...More

1  Thank E-Dacombe
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EdCamilleri
18 July 2018|
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Response from terrycarlson2018 | Reviewed this property |
Definitely worth a walk around - it's so beautiful.
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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
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hskyle
28 May 2018|
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Response from Andrew P | Reviewed this property |
Sorry , don't know. Andrew
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