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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 - 4:15 pm
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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Marvelous piece of art !

It easily deserves taking a day off during your Paris trip. The chateau is composed of portions that were build during different reigns (these rulers would have had quite a... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 26, 2015
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Vasteras, Sweden
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW

It easily deserves taking a day off during your Paris trip. The chateau is composed of portions that were build during different reigns (these rulers would have had quite a treasury ) most of which are very beautiful. Some of the grand halls are a photographer's delight. It would easily take around 3 hours inside the chateau and then around... More 

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Stansted
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015 NEW

This is a lovely place which rivals Versailles although is much smaller. It's a train journey from the Gare de Lyon to Fontainbleau-Avon then a bus to the chateau. The rooms are fascinating, full of art and furniture and the history is interesting. The grounds are beautiful too, pretty gardens, a lake, canal and woodland.

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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015 NEW

Wow! Double Wow! This is a great way to send the day. It is a 40 minute train ride from Paris and well worth it. The Chateau is very well preserved (better than Versailles). The tour is extensive! One MUST get the audio tour; otherwise one will be lost. The tour is long, extensive, and you see wonderful items. When... More 

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Reston, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015 NEW

My visit was near the end of March and was outstanding, the site was a bit confusing as was the trip there, but it's really not hard from Paris. Train from Gare de Lyon, Only one station in the town, you pick up the bus TO the Chateau on the side you exit the train from Paris, and the buss... More 

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Lafayette, Ca
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21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

It takes 3 trains and a bus to get there. No one seemed to know about bus. On return you leave from different train station. I t took us 2 hours to get back. It is a big disappointment after Versalles. I think we wasted a day and wish I had spent in Paris.

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Leuven, Belgium
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

Castle itself is nice ! The women at reception not so much... We bought tickets online but didn't print them (contained a QR code so we assumed scanning that was sufficient). They needed a printed version for their records but she claimed to not have a printer... We went back to the hotel to get a printed version. Summary: print... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2015

We visited Chateau de Fontainebleau on our recent trip to Paris. We were looking for an easy day-trip to get away from the hustle and bustle, but something a little different than usual. Both my husband and I had been to Versailles separately years ago, and neither of us was that interested in going back. When I went, it was... More 

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Toulouse, France
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015 via mobile

Great place to visit and almost empty in the offseason. the grounds are beautiful and great place for photography

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Perth, Australia
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34 reviews 34 reviews
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32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015

We went to went Chateau de Fontainebleau today. It was a beautiful spring day with lovely weather. Perhaps I had quite high expectations, however the chateau wasn't as amazing as what I had expected it to be. The gardens were nice and my favourite part was walking across the road to the forrest where the wild flowers were growing.

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Brasov, Romania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015

Weather it's a cloudy or a sunny day, the Chateau of Fontainebleau wellcomes you in the same gracefull manner. You have the opportunitty to visit the interior and the surrowndings as well. You won't be dissapointed for taking the time to see this beautiful, rich of history place near Paris. The gardens have wonderfull places where you can take a... More 

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