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Chateau de Fontainebleau

Address: Pl. du General-de-Gaulle, 77300 Fontainebleau, France
Phone Number: +33 1 60 71 50 70
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic Sites, Sights & Landmarks
Activities: City walk sightseeing, Rock climbing
Owner description: This grand palace was a favorite of Napoleon, who dramatically...
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Type: Historic Sites, Sights & Landmarks
Activities: City walk sightseeing, Rock climbing
Hours:
Wed - Mon 9:30 am - 4:15 pm
Owner description: 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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Flagstaff, Arizona
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015 NEW

Worth a visit. The way that the Chateau was built and has been preserved gives the feel of traveling backwards through time as you go from room to room.

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Tulsa, Oklahoma
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015 NEW

Everything is beautiful inside and outside the palace only the whether outside was too cool. Don't miss to visit it.

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

We were told that after visiting Versailles, we would find this chateau a little underwhelming but that was definitely not the case. There were far less people at this chateau and it wasn't as big, but incredibly interesting and just so beautiful. Definitely worth a visit!

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Edmonton, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

We chose this as a day trip from Paris over Versailles, hoping for smaller crowds; we were able to wander at our own speed (which was pretty slow--we're read-all-the-notices museumgoers) and were frequently the only people in a room. Getting there was an easy train trip from Paris. since we went on a Sunday, the busses in Fontainebleau were infrequent,... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

This experience is overwhelming! From the chateau de Vaux-le-Vicomte, a visit that sets the tone for this big-hitter, its only 15 km farther south to the forest of Fontainbleau. The overwhelming comes with its spacious Renaissance halls,one called Gallery of Diana, does not refer to the princess , but the goddess, is 80 m and the Grand Parterre, a terrace-like... More 

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Bucharest, Romania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

We got to this chateau after visiting Vaux-le-Vicomte (20 km distance by car) and had the first surprise at the entrance: it was the first Sunday of the month and they had free entrance. The same free entrance was applicable for a series of museums in Paris as well, as other friends confirmed. Getting there a bit late in the... More 

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Swadlincote, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015 via mobile

Been here now 4 times I think, keep coming back nearly each decade. Nice Chateau, lots to see. Got there on a day with no entrance fees! :) Bit chaotic in setup but great history.

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Bendigo, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

This was our second visit to Fontainbleau, the first several years ago and we still enjoyed it immensely. We actually prefer this to Versailles and Fontainbleau is often overlooked even though it has a more extensive royal history. The audio gives you a lot of useful information and would be recommended. If coming by train do not expect the bus... More 

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

Our entire family absolutely enjoyed the audio tour -- very informative with fun and interesting facts plus the right amount of time in each area of the Chateau. Our daughter wished there was more (which was a first!) Easy train trip from Paris. You can easily make it a day trip but I would recommend spending the night. Cute little... More 

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California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

DId a quick day trip while on a business trip to Paris. - Recommend you get a 1-day Paris ticket - covers the train ride, bus from train station and a discount with Chateau tickets - Change trains in Gare de Lyon (main line), take the train for either Montargis Sens, Montereau or Laroche-Migennes - its a 45min train ride... More 

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