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Chateau de Fontainebleau

Pl. du General-de-Gaulle, 77300, Fontainebleau, France
+33 1 60 71 50 70
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This grand palace was a favorite of Napoleon, who dramatically remodeled the old château during his stays there from 1807 to 1809.
  • Excellent62%
  • Very good30%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Pl. du General-de-Gaulle, 77300, Fontainebleau, France
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"throne room"
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Reviewed 2 days ago

We enjoyed touring this chateau so much more than Versailles. More beautiful, less gaudy, Prettier gardens in my opinion.

Thank terrycarlson2018
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Reviewed 2 days ago

This was an excellent visit once inside the castle, and very well-preserved. However, the rudeness from the security getting into the castle detracted entirely from the experience: being shouted at, aggressively told to UNPACK my whole bag entirely rather than just opening it, and general...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I studied the history of Fontainebleau for a project and university and ever since always wanted to visit. We were in France for a wedding so made a detour to visit. The chateau was beautiful. The audio tour is a great way to learn about...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Less than an hour from Paris, this gem is well worth the price of a train ticket. Less glitzy than Versailles (with half the crowd), Fontainebleau is no less awe inspiring!

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Massive renovations but the sections seen were awesome and the gelato was very good. No crowds vs the Versailles.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Using the audio guide you can learn a lot about the chateau. It will take about 2 hours to complete your tour. Changes have been made and the audio guide needs to be updated but you really should either take a guided tour or use...More

Thank DonnaSebastian
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed in Fontainebleau for 3 days and really liked this area. The grounds are extensive so as I was recovering from ill health we took the little train around the lakes and gardens and used our energy for the massive chateau/ This is impressive...More

Thank magsrich
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Actually a must see around Paris. A huge number of rooms with a very rich decoration. The route to follow is not well indicated so if you don't watch out, you could miss some rooms. The park is nothing special.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I am a big fan of French History so Chateau de Fontainebleau was high on my must see list. It was an easy 50 minute train ride from the Gare de Lyon train station on the R then a hop onto Bus 1 and a...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A wonderful chateau that takes you from the early Renaissance of King Francois I, the patron of Leonardo da Vinci, to the slightly gaudy rooms of Napoleon Bonaparte in his signature Empire style. Warmly recommended. Visit takes about an hour. Parking nearby opposite the Hotel...More

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