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Unlike at busy Château de Versailles, the lack of crowds at Chateau de Fontainebleau means you're free to enjoy this palace almost as its inhabitants did in centuries past. This was the preferred residence of French kings and emperors for seven centuries. François I made the palace his permanent residence in 1527--breathing new life into the ruins with origins dating back to 1137. A succession of kings worked to further rehabilitate the castle, which is where Marie de Medici delivered her baby, who later became King Louis XIII. See where Napoléon I addressed his subjects after the French Revolution as you step into the Emperor's Throne Room. Italian artists Rosso and Primatice decorated the interior with frescoes, which you can still view today. Before you head to Fontainebleau, plan trip itinerary details with our user-friendly Fontainebleau trip itinerary planning website, to make sure you see all that Fontainebleau has to offer, including Chateau de Fontainebleau.
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$185 BOOK WITH VIATOR Fontainebleau and Vaux-Le-Vicomte Castle Small-Group Day Trip From Paris
Duration: 10 hours
$289 BOOK WITH VIATOR Fontainebleau Forest Half Day Hot-Air Balloon Ride with Chateau de Fontainebleau
Duration: 3 hours
$416 BOOK WITH VIATOR Fontainebleau Castle Private Half Day Trip & Guided Tour from Paris
Duration: 5 hours
$414 BOOK WITH VIATOR Fontainebleau Day Trip from Paris with a Local: Private & Personalized ★★★★★
Duration: 8 hours
$139 BOOK WITH VIATOR Fontainebleau Castle Round trip transportation and the entrance to Paris
Duration: 5 hours
Chateau de Fontainebleau reviews
Impossible to go to France without visiting the castle that hosted more than 8 generations of French monarchs! Impressive surroundings and magnificent interiors. A must do visit!
Impossible to go to France without visiting the castle that hosted more than 8 generations of French monarchs! Impressive surroundings and magnificent interiors. A must do visit! more »
My wife and I recently visited the Chateau de Fontainebleau, which we were very curious to do after hearing it often compared to Versailles, with many people weighing in on which is best to visit...
My wife and I recently visited the Chateau de Fontainebleau, which we were very curious to do after hearing it often compared to Versailles, with many people weighing in on which is best to visit... more »
Very cool chateau !it's a really cool place to walk around in imagine all of the history that has taken place here at this location throughout the centuries. I would love to be able to go back in time and watch events that have taking place here. When I was here it was very cold and rainy but still very beautiful. There was actually snow on the ground as well.
Beautiful place, with beautiful grounds... you could walk around here for half a day if you wanted.. its peaceful and beautiful with an amazing chateau. Well worth a trip
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