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From Paris: Château de Fontainebleau and Vaux-le-Vicomte

Fontainebleau, FR
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From Paris: Château de Fontainebleau and Vaux-le-Vicomte

Fontainebleau, FR
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Escape the city and immerse yourself in the enchanting French countryside with this exhilarating tour. Embark on a journey through time as you visit two of the most iconic castles in French history. Feel like royalty as you explore the Château de Fontainebleau, the only royal castle still inhabited for over seven centuries. Walk through its grand halls, guided by captivating audio stories of the French royalty who once lived here. Then, be enchanted by the Chateau de Vaux-le-Vicomte, a baroque masterpiece that inspired the famous Château de Versailles. Marvel at the intricate interiors and explore the vast gardens, adorned with fountains, flower beds, and vast lawns. Don't miss the opportunity to see Napoleon Bonaparte's throne, immersing yourself in the rich history and elegance of these magnificent castles. Book your adventure now and experience the allure of the French countryside.

About this experience

  • Free Cancellation For a full refund cancel at least before the start of your booking
  • Admission Included
  • 6 hours - 7 hours
  • Suitable for 1-4 Participants
  • Small Group Tour, Private Tour
  • & Audio GuidedSelf Guided Experience
  • Visit two important castles in French history
  • Explore the impressive baroque castle of Vaux-le-Vicomte
  • Enjoy free time in the perfectly maintained gardens of Vaux-le-Vicomte
  • Walk through Fontainebleau castle and learn about French royalty
  • See Napoleon Bonaparte's throne at Fontainebleau
  • Bottled water
  • WiFi on board
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Entrance fees for castles
  • Lunch

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Introduction

Escape the hustle and bustle of the city and embark on an unforgettable journey into the heart of the French countryside with the captivating "From Paris: Château de Fontainebleau and Vaux-le-Vicomte" tour. This immersive experience provides a glimpse into French history and culture as you explore two of the most significant castles in the country. Prepare to be enchanted by the remarkable architecture, stunning gardens, and fascinating stories that await you on this adventure.

What to expect?

During this tour, you can anticipate a truly enriching experience. Your first stop is the renowned Château de Fontainebleau, the only royal castle in France still inhabited for over seven centuries. As you walk through its grand halls and rooms, guided by an audio guide, you'll be transported back in time. Discover the captivating stories of the French royalty who once called this palace home. The expansive gardens and serene lakes surrounding the castle offer a picturesque setting for exploration. Next, delve into the wonders of Château de Vaux-le-Vicomte, an impressive baroque castle that is said to have inspired the iconic Château de Versailles. Marvel at the opulent interiors, wander through the vaulted cellars, and learn about Nicolas Fouquet, the visionary Minister of Finance to King Louis XIV. Outside, immerse yourself in the castle's sprawling 40-hectare grounds adorned with fountains, flower beds, and vast lawns.

Who is this for?

This tour caters to history enthusiasts, culture seekers, and lovers of architecture and nature. It is ideal for those who want to escape the city and immerse themselves in the tranquility of the French countryside. Whether you are a solo traveler, a group of friends, or a couple seeking a romantic getaway, this experience promises to be an unforgettable journey through time.

Why book this?

The "From Paris: Château de Fontainebleau and Vaux-le-Vicomte" tour offers a unique opportunity to delve into the rich history and dazzling beauty of two iconic castles. By exploring Fontainebleau, you'll witness the birthplace of magnificent gardens and lakes, and gain insight into the lives of French royalty. At Vaux-le-Vicomte, you'll be captivated by its opulence and the story of Nicolas Fouquet, a key figure in French history. This immersive experience allows you to walk in the footsteps of the past, leaving you with lifelong memories and a profound appreciation for the country's artistic and architectural heritage.

Good to know

It is essential to note that the total duration of this tour ranges from 360 to 420 minutes. As you embark on this adventure, ensure you have comfortable footwear for walking and exploring the castle grounds. Don't forget your camera, as the ornate interiors and breathtaking landscapes provide endless photo opportunities. Additionally, the tour includes admission tickets and an audio guide for Fontainebleau, allowing you to navigate the castle at your own pace.

Reviews

Travelers who have embarked on the "From Paris: Château de Fontainebleau and Vaux-le-Vicomte" tour have been consistently thrilled by their experiences. They praise the knowledgeable audio guides that provide engaging narratives and offer invaluable historical context. Visitors also marvel at the meticulously maintained gardens, intricate interiors, and the grandeur of these magnificent castles. Many guests appreciate the opportunity to explore at their leisure and soak in the awe-inspiring surroundings. Overall, the tour leaves visitors with a lasting impression of France's rich cultural heritage and a desire to delve even deeper into the country's captivating history.

How long before the event do I need to book?

  • You can book at any time before the event

Vouchers accepted in the following formats

  • Mobile

Is an adult required for the booking?

  • At least one adult or senior required per booking

Your Itinerary

Chateau de Fontainebleau

Fontainebleau castle The only royal castle still inhabited for more than seven centuries, Fontainebleau is one of the most exceptional palaces in the country – rightly listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Walk through the building independently via the audio guide as you listen to stories about the French royalty who lived here. The Château de Fontainebleau is also the birthplace of vast gardens and lakes Chateau de Vaux-le-Vicomte The impressive baroque castle is said to have inspired the Château de Versailles. Discover elaborate interiors and vaulted cellars and learn about the man behind this gigantic house, Nicolas Fouquet, Minister of Finance to King Louis XIV. When you're finished inside, wander outside to explore the castle's 40 hectares, made up of fountains, flower beds and vast lawns.

Admission Included

2024-04-15 11:00