A UNESCO World Heritage Site, Fontainebleau Castle has established itself as a royal residence for eight centuries. Located not far from Paris and Marne-la-Vallée, the estate is ideal if you want to discover one of the most prestigious vestiges of French heritage. Let's explore Fontainebleau Castle, about an hour from your home in Seine-et-Marne.
Visit To Fontainebleau CastleFontainebleau is the only royal palace in which the rulers lived from the 12th to the 19th century. It consists of more than 1500 pieces! You can visit the Grand Apartments of the Sovereigns, the Chinese Museum, the Napoleon I Museum, but also the theatre of Napoleon III, the apartments of Madame de Maintenon and the Turkish boudoir of Marie Antoinette for example. Some rooms can only be visited on special occasions such as the Deer Gallery and the Column Room, for example. During your visit to Fontainebleau Castle,you will also discover its impressive collections of sculptures and paintings.
Visit the 130 hectares of the park and gardens of the estateFontainebleau Castle has many gardens to explore. You can, for example, walk in Diane's garden or the English garden, discover the Great Parterre, the Cave of pines and thecarp pond with its small pavilion. And, why not stroll freely through the palace park and see its 1200-metre-long canal? The estate also consists of several courtyards and gates such as the Oval Court or the Golden Gate. The property offers to visit the outdoor areas by small train, horse-drawn carriage or aboard a canoe on the pond in the Carpes.
Plan a visit to Fontainebleau Castle
The opening hours of Fontainebleau CastleIt takes about 2 hours to visit the entire Château de Fontainebleau. The latter welcomes visitors every day, except Tuesdays and some public holidays. Opening and closing times vary depending on the time of year. You can find out more about the palace's official website. You should also know that the times of Fontainebleau Castle are different for the gardens and the park. These are open daily to the public, with schedules that vary year-round as well.
Prices at Fontainebleau CastleAccess to Fontainebleau Castle is free on the first Sunday of each month, except in July and August and on special occasions. You can also visit the estate for free or with discounts according to certain criteria available on the official website on the prices page of Fontainebleau Castle. The entrance ticket to Fontainebleau Castle varies from 9 to 13 euros depending on the type of fare (full or reduced). You will have to pay extra for the Chinese museum and visit the castle with a video guide. If you prefer to choose a guided tour, you will also have to pay for this service in addition to the ticket. Make the most of your stay in the Seine-et-Marne and plan an excursion to Fontainebleau Castle. At the end of the day, you will enjoy returning to the quiet and enjoyinga place to relax with family or friends!
Monday 09:30 - 17:00
Tuesday 13:00 - 00:00
Wednesday 09:30 - 17:00
Thursday 09:30 - 17:00
Friday 09:30 - 17:00
Saturday 09:30 - 17:00
Sunday 09:30 - 17:00
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