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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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Peterborough, United Kingdom
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48 reviews 48 reviews
13 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015 NEW

This is simply an amazing place. The extensive gardens and woodland surround the pretty town of Fontainebleau but the Chateau itself is the main reason people visit. From the time you walk through the elaborate gates you are very much aware of the Kings, Queens, Emperors and Empresses who have walked the way before you. The rooms are exquisite and... More 

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Bucharest, Romania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

Not far away from PARIS,with a historical past,former royal residence,Worth to visit,bears the marks of PHILIPPE LE BEL,LUIS VII,NAPOLEON I.The galleries are great,full of paintings and sculptures.

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Bath, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015

We enjoyed walking around the gardens and sitting in the shade on a very hot day. Indoors was very interesting too.

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Paris, France
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43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

Of course on the outskirts of Paris, (but a quick train trip and then a walk) this palace / chateaux / castle is a wonderful example of French history. I was fortunate enough to be there on a quiet of season day, so had the place almost to myself to browse. Lots of history and good english guide books/ leaflets... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

While in Paris, we decided to board a train to travel about 40 minutes to Fontainebleau-Avon Station to take an excursion to Chateau de Fontainebleau. We were so glad that we made the journey, as the castle, its surroundings and the town itself is simply serene & gorgeous. Unlike Chateau de Versaille, Chateau de Fontainebleau is less crowded as there... More 

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Flagstaff, Arizona
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015

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

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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