Escape to the Parisian countryside to to see one of France’s finest châteaux that began its life as a medieval palace and has a rich history dating back to 1137. Fontainebleau has been the residence of many French Kings and Emperors from Louis VI to Napoleon III. Today it is both a national museum and UNESCO World Heritage site.
You’ll enjoy a break for lunch in the village of Barbizon with its quaint stone cottages and idyllic landscapes. Barbizon is known as the Village of Painters and is seen as the birthplace of the realist movement in art.
Finally we’ll take you to Vaux-le-Vicomte where you will explore the palace with a guided tour by your official guide. You’ll also get to climb the bell tower and enjoy the stunning gardens.
- Start Time9:00am
- Duration9 hours
- Group Size8 people max
- Price1-3 people (sedan) | 850 EUR
4-8 people (minivan) | 1000 EUR
- Airport Pick UpCharles de Gaulle | 100 EUR
Orly | 80 EUR
- IncludedAll Transport • Licensed Guide • Tickets to Fontainebleau • Tickets to Vaux-le-Vicomte + Bell Tower
- Not IncludedMeals • Gratuities
As all of our tours are completely private and personal, you’ll have flexibility to modify the stops on the day. Just talk to your guide to see what is possible. The itinerary below is an example of a standard itinerary for this tour.
HOTEL PICK UP
We will collect you from your hotel in one of our comfortable vehicles at around 9am. On our way to Fontainebleau our licensed guide will give you an introduction to the history of the the Palace. The drive will take approximately 1 hour.
Once we arrive to Fontainebleau Palace your guide will skip you past the queues and head straight in to commence your personalized Fontainebleau private tour. The highlight here is the stunning Gallery of Francis I.
We'll take a break to enjoy lunch in the charming town of Barbizon where your guide will be able to recommend a suitable restaurant for you.
After lunch we will take you to Vaux le Vicomte, again you'll skip past the queues. Your personalized guided château tour will last for approximately an hour. The highlight here are the incredible gardens designed by Andre le Notre. Plus, you'll also have a chance to climb the Bell Tower where you can get some great photos of the estate.
RETURN TO HOTEL
Once we are finished strolling in the gardens we will start the drive back to Paris. We aim to return you to your hotel at around 6pm. If you’d prefer us to take you to a bar or restaurant to continue your evening in Paris then please let us know.
- AUSTIN G, United States: This was a fantastic tour for wine and champagne lovers. Gustavo was warm, charming, and knowledgeable...
- BRIAN LACHANCE, United States: Gustavo was prompt, kind, welcoming, knowledgable, informative, charming, funny, and easy to talk to...