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Chateau de Fontainebleau

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Address: Pl. du General-de-Gaulle, 77300 Fontainebleau, France
Phone Number: +33 1 60 71 50 70
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Wed - Mon 9:30 am - 6:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Activities: City walk sightseeing, Rock climbing
Description: This grand palace was a favorite of Napoleon, who dramatically remodeled...
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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Beautiful and well worth a visit. Both the house and gardens. Once again read up on the interesting history before your visit. Tea room is high quality as is the gift shop.

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 24, 2015
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

We went to this full of expectation, World Heritage Site etc. and first looked at the Real Tennis Court before going inside. We paid our entrance fee and another couple of visitors followed us inside after paying their enter acne fees. Almost as soon as we entered the staff started closing off the rooms as we passed through . If... More 

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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015 NEW

Beautiful and well worth a visit. Both the house and gardens. Once again read up on the interesting history before your visit. Tea room is high quality as is the gift shop.

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Fairfax, Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015 NEW

We took a day trip from Paris to see Château de Fontainebleau - it was very nice. It was an unguided tour (bus) where we were given instructions prior to leaving Paris for the sites, our tickets for the venues and audioguides, and sent on our way. Château de Fontainebleau is a beautiful facility - house and grounds. This chateau... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

We did this as part of a combo trip with Vaux le Vicomte with Paris Cityvision tours. This is older than Versailles and easy to see why it was so popular with royals and Napoleon. You get to see the rooms that Napoleon decorated and some of his actual clothes, the Pope's apartments where he stayed as a forced "guest"... More 

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

Wow this place stunk of pure opulence! It was fascinating to see the inside and what an extravagant lifestyle the residents would of enjoyed. The tour did become a bit samie, we did think a view into the kitchens and back of house workings would of complimented the tour. But we'd still recommend a visit.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

One of the amazing Chateaux in the Parisian Region. Doesn't come at the top in the list, but definitely among the best 10 to visit. Never miss visiting this great chateau.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

The visit begins with a very impressive avenue to the chateau. It cost 11 euros for a tour without earphones. My wife and I had visited several chateaux along the Loire but this was easily the best. As a fan of history I was delighted to see actual clothes worn by Napoleon and rooms he had visited. The gardens are... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

The magnificent entrance staircase natches the beautiful architecture of the Chateau. The many rooms are of varied styles and periods displaying the opulence of the previous occupants. Some of the rooms are breathtaking in their decoration. It's a pity, that In contract, the grounds are fairly bland, containing the usual adequate water features, lawned areas with a few flowers planted... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

We've been meandering around central France and enjoying a multitude of gardens and chateaux on our journeys. This is one of the "must-do" sights and like all of the others, very reasonably priced. The parks and gardens are free and you only have to pay to enter the palace itself. Plenty to see inside, lots of history and if you... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

If you really want to see what the Palace looked like, this is the place to visit. It actually still have furniture inside and is not just open rooms like Versaille. I like this place better because it gives you a better representation of living conditions. The gardens are much smaller and less elaborate. The village itself is fantastic! This... More 

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Additional Information about Chateau de Fontainebleau

Address: Pl. du General-de-Gaulle, 77300 Fontainebleau, France
Phone Number: +33 1 60 71 50 70
Location: Europe  >  France  >  Ile-de-France  >  Seine-et-Marne  >  Fontainebleau
Open Hours:
Sunday 9:30 am - 6:00 pm
Monday 9:30 am - 6:00 pm
Wednesday 9:30 am - 6:00 pm
Thursday 9:30 am - 6:00 pm
Friday 9:30 am - 6:00 pm
Saturday 9:30 am - 6:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 11 - 11

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