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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.
  • Excellent63%
  • Very good30%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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Pl. du General-de-Gaulle, 77300, Fontainebleau, France
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Reviewed 2 days ago

This is the only intact royal throne remaining in France. The French Revolution took care of most of the others. Here you will see, pretty up close and personal, the one used by Napoleon and some of his predecessors (literally). These old buildings seem to...More

Thank VillageGypsy
Reviewed 3 days ago

Get there early before the ticket conter opens and the tour groups appear. Recommend self-guided tour with English commentary headphones. Better and more extensive period rooms, furniture & artifacts than Versailles (in our opinion). Recommend also taking the special private tour of Napoleon's private quarters...More

Thank RplusS
Reviewed 5 days ago

At the entrance of the castle you will find a beautiful garden with a walking path that takes you to the main entrance. It is known that this was one of Napoleon's favorite castles. It was inhabited for 8 centuries, which didn´t happen with other...More

Thank EMILE D
Reviewed 6 days ago

About 40 mins by train from Paris and then about 15 mins from Fontainebleau Avon station you can access the Chateau de Fontainebleau, from the outside you will find a not so impressive castle but once you get inside the interiors are beautiful, it is...More

Thank travellistics
Reviewed 1 week ago

For us this was far better than Versailles which was just too dissorganised. We loved visiting here far more Thanks for having us

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Having done Versailles a couple of days before, it was such a pleasure to arrive here and no queues. The crowds were not there to mask everything. cheaper too! The rooms were amazing, it was a great shame that the Napoleon section was being renovated,...More

Thank Mike J
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Having visited Versailles years ago and remembering how very crowded it was, I was pleasantly surprised by how accessible the Chateau de Fontainebleau was. We visited the Chinese Museum first, but did notice that the rooms were not as described in the tablet we were...More

Thank A E
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is worth the visit to Fontainebleau, take half a day to wonder the halls of this incredible place, a guided tour will give you a glimpse into the history and who lived there in history!

Thank KayJayMorillo
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This chateau is easily accessible by train from Paris as a day trip. There is a public chateau bus from the station that runs every 10-15 minutes, so the logistics are simple. When you consider that the chateau housed French royalty from Francis I through...More

Thank Donald C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

So much quieter than Versailles!! Steeped in history. Home to all of the monarchs and emperor's since the 16th century. Loved the Italianate gallery. Unfortunately it is undergoing restoration which means that some areas are not open to the public. If you are a student...More

Thank Lesley S
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didoshi
June 29, 2017|
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Response from odenplanstockholm | Reviewed this property |
Sorry, I don't know. There is a contact email and telephone number on the website for an accurate answer. As I remember the apartments and the Napoleon I museum were separate entities.
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hintongwyn8478
February 12, 2017|
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Response from Adrienne T | Reviewed this property |
There are a few cafés and restaurants in the little town next to the Château. They were open in December when I was there - I assume they're open year-round.
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gibby492015
February 7, 2017|
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Response from Nathaly C | Reviewed this property |
Fontainebleau to CDG could take you anywhere up to 3h. traffic even on a Sunday is interesting to say the least.
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