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Fontainebleau and Barbizon

• Le castle of Fontainebleau
Close to Paris, the Château de Fontainebleau is one of the most remarkable royal castles. It reflects the meeting between the French and Italian art traditions as expressed in its architecture and sumptuous interiors, lavishly decorated and furnished. It was continuously inhabited by sovereigns since King Francis I, not to mention the Emperor Napoleon.

• How to visit Fontainebleau and its sourroundings ?
In half a day you will make a complete visit of the Château de Fontainebleau and its gardens. On the way back you will even be able to make a stop at the charming village of Barbizon made famous by the painter Millet. You may extend this tour to a full day so as to combine a visit of Fontainebleau with that of the famous Château de Vaux-le-Vicomte.

Recommended program : Fontainebleau and Barbizon private Tour - Duration : 4h30

This tour includes :

  • Your driver-guide in French, English or Spanish (other languages ​​on request)
  • Transport fees and parking
  • Chateau de Fontainebleau entrance ticket, audio guide provided
  • Barbizon village guided visit
  • Pick up and drop off to your hôtel

Not included : personal expenditures and tips

Highlights of the tour :

  • Castle architectural styles diversity
  • Rich decorations and furnitures
  • A rendez-vous with Kings' history
  • Return driving through Barbizon village in the Fontainebleau forest
  • Visit at your leisure and customizable

Your program

• Your driver guide will tell you the rich history of the beautiful and vast buildings from the Middle Ages and Renaissance. During your castle’s visit, at your leisure with audio guide provided, you will discover the Renaissance rooms with their sumptuous decorations, the Great Royal Apartments, the apartments of Napoleon and those of Pope Pius VII, all richly furnished.

• You will end your visit with a very pleasant walk in the beautiful park “à la française” with its ponds. Unless you decide to make a stop to Barbizon, a charming village that hosted a famous school of painting of which Jean-François Millet was the most illustrious representative !

Benefit :
A Half-day tour program combining the visit of the Fontainebleau outstanding castle, and the discovery of a typical village of the countryside of Ile-de-France.

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  • 499 € for 1 to 4 persons
  • 559 € for 5 to 6 persons
  • 629 € for 7 to 8 persons

And always : the service


You will have at your disposal a air-conditioned vehicle equipped with air-conditioning, perfectly adapted to your service and to the number of participants (from 1 to 8 people) ; you will have also our professional and experienced drivers and guides, a guaranteed comfort ...

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