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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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A Palace with no clue.

On our visit to Paris we have decided to visit Chateau de Fontainebleau. We have wasted 30 long in a line which moved a little as a foot. As we took a look at the inefficient... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 2, 2015
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Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum), India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

On our visit to Paris we have decided to visit Chateau de Fontainebleau. We have wasted 30 long in a line which moved a little as a foot. As we took a look at the inefficient official at the desk she was chatting with somebody. she did not care a bit for the long line of enthusiastic visitors. But the... More 

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Toronto, Ontario, Canada
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

When we visited on May 30, at least two pieces of info in the English official website (http://www.musee-chateau-fontainebleau.fr/spip.php?page=sommaire&lang=en) were not mentioned: - the Chinese Museum was closed; - there was an cultural event in the town during the weekend, admission was free. In fact the English site is still listing 2014 event schedule. Our main purpose of visiting the Chateau... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW via mobile

We spent half a day at the chateau and it was still not enough time to take it all in due to schedule we will return next year to finish it. There is so much to see and do historically it is worth a visit but check on availability as the surrounding area has many festivals through the year and... More 

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Gosport, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015 NEW

We visited here on a Riviera tour but after visiting Villandry and several other chateau's I felt that perhaps this didn't live up to expectations. Lots of lovely looking rooms with beautiful furnishings but if you read carefully you'll see they say 'built in the style of' or 'in the reign of', you are not looking at the genuine article... More 

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The Villages, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015 NEW

I had read that Fontainebleau was somewhat a smaller version of Versailles. Having been there, I can see the point. The biggest issue I had was all the exhibits and such that broke up the continuity. Perhaps this is the problem with a structure that has such a long history. Do you focus on the Renaissance era? Or one later?... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015 NEW via mobile

This was one of the best Castles I ever visited. It rivals Versailles. The Gallery was beautiful and the rooms well preserved. The gardens aren't as vast as Versailles, but gorgeous nonetheless. Worth the drive from Paris.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015 NEW

A good place to visit and holds a lot of historic items belonging to Napoleon. Worth a visit if you are there. It will take about 2hrs to wonder around all the rooms, if you can battle the crowds. This can then be followed by a relaxing stroll in the garden. There is only a fee if you are intending... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015

The Chateau(palace) is situates at City center and 20 minutes walk from Fontainbleu railway station.From Paris CDG airport this place can be reached by Train or Taxi. The taxi cost ranges from EUR 128 to 185. The city center has many restaurants and shops surrounding.But beware all shops except restaurants are close by 7.30 PM. The Chateau is beautiful and... More 

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Figueira da Foz, Portugal
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

2000 was the year i visited this place with my family. 15 years ago ... I was just 17 ... Memories are still fresh !! Such a beautiful place in a wonderful city. Loved it !

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Northridge
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

Just got back from Paris and we had a chance to visit Fontainebleau. To sum up this place; think just about as impressive as Versailles, but without the crowds! We've been to Paris several times and we were looking to take a day trip out of Paris. Easy drive south of Paris on A6. One thing to note, they are... More 

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Address: 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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