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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
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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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Good tour, very interesting

Tour cost: 11€/ticket, 3€/audioguide. Tour took approx 1,5 hours. During our visit was closed pope appartants 11-14.30. Maybe to visit later allow to see more. Audioguide and... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
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Siladice
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Tour cost: 11€/ticket, 3€/audioguide. Tour took approx 1,5 hours. During our visit was closed pope appartants 11-14.30. Maybe to visit later allow to see more. Audioguide and labels are quite clear. Although might be nice to add some more english versions. Small shop with souvenirs: ridiculous prices :) Very nice gardens is bonus. Could image to spend whole day here... More 

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LA
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

While in Paris, it is great to make little day excursions such as we did to the town of Fontainebleau. Paris is a hub of transportation and so it made for easy access to the village. Trains from les gares du nord and este are convenient and rather inexpensive. A quick ride away is the town and hunting lodge of... More 

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Mexico City, Mexico
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great place to visit. Short ride from Paris. Take a Transilien from Gare de Lyon. Well worth the visit

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I am not only impressed by castles - in order to loved them, I need to be charmed by their surroundings too: the garden, a lake, a fountain etc. And Fontainbleau has everything I need, I would spend an entire day there. Inside is luxury, those people surely spend a lot of money at the time - and I'm sure... More 

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Kansas City, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I visited the palace yesterday ...a day trip out of Paris. It is indeed a must see. The village of Fountainbleu darling too.

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Milan, Italy
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We took a day trip to this wonderful palace and were impressed. You will not find the crowds here or the signs everywhere telling you there are pick pockets like Versailles. There is an amazing amount of history here and where Napoleon abdicated. The rooms are decorated ornately but here you have time to enjoy and read the information along... More 

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Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Outside very impressive buildings and gardens. Regret, the Chateau was closed on the day of our visit for filming inside.

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Went on a really hot day, had a lovely walk around the lake to the front of the chateau. Great to walk underneath the lines of trees and we watched riders exercising the horses along the edge of the grounds.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We enjoyed taking the train to Fontainebleau and visiting the Chateau. The ride up was pleasant and the bus from the station drops very close to the Chateau. It is as breathtaking a Versailles and was not as crowded. It is well worth a day trip when visiting Paris.

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Orinda, CA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

If you have time to do a day trip outside of Paris, i would recommend visiting Fontainbleau. The house and the gardens are beautiful. The video guide is well done and is easy to use. It allows you to choose which items you want to hear more about.

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