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Fontainebleau Chateau Retreat from Paris

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Stop At: Paris, Paris, Ile-de-France

Pick-Up from your hotel or port in Paris

Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: Chateau de Fontainebleau, Pl. du General-de-Gaulle, 77300, Fontainebleau France

An afternoon retreat at the the past residence of Louis III to Napoleon III holding some of the most precious furniture dating back to royalty. Relish an afternoon at this UNESCO World Heritage Site with a treat.

Duration: 3 hours

Stop At: Paris, Paris, Ile-de-France

Drop-Off from your hotel or port in Paris

Duration: 10 minutes
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Important Information
Departure Point
Traveler pickup is offered
All Hotels and Ports in the Parisian Region
  • Bottled water
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Private transportation
  • All Fees and Taxes
  • Entry/Admission - Chateau de Fontainebleau
  • Guaranteed to skip the lines
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infant seats available
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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By: Venez Discover
19 Reviews
Michael D
Had a great time with Zac. Tour would have been rather blah without him. Great onsite and a wonderful desire to adapt to wishes and preferences of his guests. Wish we would have booked a longer trip. 4 hours was not enough!!!!
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julie h
Austin, Texas
Versailles Monarchy from Paris
This was an amazing tour. We were picked up from our hotel taken to Versailles and met directly with the guide. Skipped the line to get in. No stress so easy. I have been twice before and taken the train I will never do that again. This was worth the cost. Then taken back to the hotel. The driver was great! We also use him for transfers to and from the airport.
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Susan C
Adelaide, Australia
Palace of Versailles
What an amazing tour. We experienced an intimate small group tour, just 2 couples and our tour guide Remy. We were picked up from our hotel in a very comfortable and spacious van with water bottles supplied and returned to our hotel at the end of the tour. Our tour guide Remy was absolutely fantastic and so knowledgable and had a great sense of humour. We only had a few days in Paris so had to choose just a few things to see while we were there and so glad we chose Versailles. Amazing palace with so much history. Also Lina and Simon from Venez Discover were so great to deal with, always responded promptly to all my questions prior to arriving in Paris. We used them for airport transfers and to transport us to other tours too and they were very reliable, friendly drivers and very clean vehicles. We would definitely use Venez Discover tours again and would recommend them.
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Boston, Massachusetts
Beyond our wildest expectations!
The trip up to Normandy from Paris was a highlight of our entire two week trip to France. Our driver was a great guy and our tour guide was outstanding. My husband and I each had a father who fought in WWII so we felt it important to visit the D-Day beaches and museum. We each thought we knew a fair amount about that time in history but our knowledge was minute compared to that of our guide Zac. He was absolutely amazing with his depth of knowledge, shared in a very comfortable companionable manner. His English was excellent and he was a delightful young man. I could not recommend this more.
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George Town, Grand Cayman
We had the most amazing tour of Versailles with Yaelle. It was a last minute trip to Paris and we were so fortunate to get a Tour of the palace and grounds with Yaelle. She made history come alive. I had so many questions about everything and she patiently answered every one and showed us even more than we thought we would see. She knew every room and every painting. And she knew stories to add to the history. Thank you Yaelle. Sadly I can't tick Versailles off my bucket list yet. I must go back one day. Of course with Yaelle's guidance again.
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Naperville, IL
Last minute tour was wonderful!
I wanted to make sure I saw the stained glass windows of Sainte Chapelle while on vacation in Paris. It turned out we had a free afternoon and I was able to book this tour the day before on the website. I was a little bit nervous because I could only do a tour that started at 2pm. and no start time was listed on the description. After talking with Viator Customer Service, they said to put that information down in the "special instructions" area and I would be contacted by the tour company. That's exactly what I did and I was fully accommodated! The van picked our group of 7 up at our hotel (a little late due to Paris traffic) and brought us to the site. We were then met by out knowledgeable guide. She led us through the Conciergerie building and then onto the chapel. Sainte Chapelle did not disappoint! Overall, we thoroughly enjoyed the tour and was so happy that we were able to have it fit into our schedule. A thank you to Simon for all the arrangements.
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joe m
Houston, Texas
Great private tour for my niece and her grandmother
Simon at Venez Discover was INCREDIBLY helpful in helping arrange a tour for my niece's first trip abroad. I was worried that it would be too last-minute to be able to make it happen, but he was very responsive and provided all the information and then delivered on a GREAT tour for the two ladies. My niece is very inquisitive and the guide (Odile) was very patient and very knowledgeable, answering all her questions and keeping the tour fun and interesting. The driver Pierre was great as well. Would definitely recommend this tour and greatly appreciate the great service from Simon, Odile and Pierre!
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Great tour of highlights of Louvre
Great guide. Some miscommunication about meeting in front of Eiffel Tower. We assumed it was the actual entrance. However, guide was on the side facing river, which is surrounded by plexiglass wall. Once we met out guide, we did riverboat your of Seine and then to Louvre. Unfortunately, it was during the heat wave in June, so the afternoon boat tour was extremely warm. Good tour of Louvre with highlights.
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Viki C
St. Augustine, Florida
Private Versailles sort of....
If I could rate the tour operator a separate rating it would have been a zero. From the beginning I requested a pick up time of 8:30 which they said would be no problem. At 8:00 the morning of the tour I by chance glanced at my email and saw a message from them stating that they needed to change our pick up time to 11:30 to accommodate another family....what??? We paid TOP DOLLAR for a private tour so this came as an unwanted and unpleasant surprise...not to mention the fact that we had planned our day around an 8:30 start not 3 hours later. So the driver shows up at 11:20 drives us to Versailles and literally dumps us out in front of the chateau with zero instructions on how or where to meet the tour guide. I asked him several times where and how we were supposed to get our tickets etc he just kept barking at us to go to the ticket booth and they would have the information....of course they did not and the person at the information booth told me I would have to call the tour operator directly. So I started dialing and of course no answer. I finally decided to email and a while later someone called back and said that the guide was waiting for us in front of the Louis statue at front gate and we should proceed there...now close to an hour has gone by. At this point you may be wondering why I gave a 5 star rating..the rating is for our tour guide Anya who saved the day and made the experience remarkable and memorable. I would like to add that the other family that joined our "private" tour had the exact experience we did and were also told that they would have to be picked up at 11:30 to accommodate another family. The tour included the chateau, gardens, adjacent grounds and Hameau....the grounds are spectacular and I honestly enjoyed those more than the chateau itself which was crowded. Had we not had such an excellent guide we would have missed many of the nuances of the chateau. All in all Anya saved the situation...she was excellent.. PS- no matter what type of tour the 'skip the line' ticket is a MUST to avoid hours of standing in line.
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Brisbane, Australia
Epic visit to Versailles
Glad we decided on this particular tour. Private Mercedes to and from Versailles was comfortable & quick. Bypassed the 2 hour que to get in & our guide was awesome & his depth of knowledge was impressive. We packed a great deal in over the 4 hours including a comprehensive tour of the gardens. If you want a general look around then this is not for you but if you want to an in depth understanding then this is a very good tour to start.
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Informative Trip with a Little Taste of Everything!
Michael took us on a very informative tour where we got to see Omaha Beach, Utah Beach, the St. Mere Eglise area and museum, and the American Cemetery. It was a lot to view in a short period of time, but we were happy to get it all in! Michael was a great resource for history and for anything French for the rest of our visit in Paris. He and Pierre, our driver, we fantastic company and very accommodating. The van was kept clean and cool and water was always flowing for us.
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Los Angeles, California
Enjoyable Tour!
My husband and myself had an excellent tour, our local guide was very knowledgable, professional and helped us with everything that we needed. A bonus was the 24h boat taxi cruise we got so we could enjoy it even after our tour. Thanks a lot Venez Discover!!
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David W
Informative, comfortable, and easy
This tour made experiencing Versailles super easy and personal. The pre-tour communication was informative and fast. Our driver was prompt, professional, and friendly. The car (Mercedes E-class) was very comfortable and had a great sun roof so we could see Paris as we drove through it. Our guide was local, well-informed, easy to talk with, and made sure we got what we came for. And we got everything we wanted out of the experience and more. Our only suggestion is that the Queen's hamlet is a little much for a 4 hour visit, and we had to rush a bit towards the end. Thanks Venez Discovery!
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Los Angeles, California
Great Versailles Tour
Versailles was always on my wife's bucket list. We were 2 adults with 2 teenagers and at the beginning I was scared that we would be tired by the end of the tour. But surprisingly we were not at all! The tour structure was planned perfectly to entertain not only adults but also our young boys. The transfer services were also very nice, they picked us up from the hotel and really made us feel spoiled.
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Sarah A
Romsey, United Kingdom
A Sunny Tour of Versailles
Thank you Venez Discover. The organisation of the tour was excellent with an extremely responsive and informative booking rep. Our driver, Joel, and guide, Ruth were both very professional and accommodating. Ruth’s enthusiasm and knowledge of the palace was evident. We had a wonderful tour that provided a good overview of the many highlights that Versailles has to offer. The weather was also amazing, and we would recommend the Ore restaurant for lunch. The food and service was lovely, and the restaurant provides great views of the palace.
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