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From Paris: Chateau de Fontainebleau & Vaux-Le-Vicomte Tour

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Activity provider: Blue Fox Travel

From Paris: Chateau de Fontainebleau & Vaux-Le-Vicomte Tour

Activity provider: Blue Fox Travel

From US$ 205.09 per person

Discover two of the most beautiful and historically interesting Chateaux in the Paris region on this small group day trip. You’ll visit the lovely Chateau and gardens of Vaux-le-Vicomte and also Chateau de Fontainebleau with more than 1500 rooms inside!

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Duration 10 hours
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Small group
Limited to 8 participants


8 hours
  • Paris

  • 50 minutes
  • Château de Vaux-le-Vicomte (visit)

  • 35 minutes
  • Fontainebleau (lunch)

  • Château de Fontainebleau (visit)

  • 50 minutes
  • Paris

Pickup included
  • Adventure to the french countryside, step away from the hustle and bustle
  • Visit two of the most important Châteaux in French History
  • Enjoy free time in the French Gardens of Vaux-le-Vicomte, a perfectly manicured garden of 99 acres
  • See Napoleon Bonaparte's Throne in Fontainebleau
  • Learn about French History from an informative guide
Full description
Discover two of the most beautiful and historically interesting castles in the Paris region on this small group day trip. You’ll visit the lovely Chateau and gardens of Vaux-le-Vicomte, where the “jardin à la francaise” was born and then explore the regal splendor of Chateau de Fontainebleau where more than seven centuries of kings and emperors lived and created history.  Chateau de Vaux-le-Vicomte, with its deluxe 17th century decor and outstanding French Gardens is enchanting. It is so beautiful that it directly inspired the Sun King to build the Palace of Versailles, in order to rival it. You’ll learn about the captivating history of the estate and its past owners, wander through the perfectly ordered French Gardens and enjoy free time to explore the inside of the Chateau. Chateau de Fontainebleau is unparalleled in its extravagant architecture and links to important events in French History. With more than 1,500 rooms inside, it is a sumptuous palace and according to Napoleon Bonaparte "The true home of kings, the house of ages". It was home to three dynasties of Kings, a Pope and two French Emperors and as such is truly unique among the castles in Europe. You’ll explore its majestic halls, extravagantly gilded rooms, beautifully decorated Chapel and learn its fascinating history.
  • Chateaux entrances fees
  • Transportation by A/C minibus
  • English-speaking guide
  • Audio guide in each chateau
  • Food & drinks
  • Gratuities

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Meeting point

Meet with your driver-guide outside of 1 Place Saint-Michel in Paris, 15 minutes before your tour starts. A café called Le Départ Saint-Michel (with a red front) is located at that address. Your driver-guide will arrive with a grey minibus about 10 minutes before the scheduled departure time of the tour. Please be there at least 15 minutes before the official departure time. Tours always start sharp at the appointed starting time. For this tour it is absolutely necessary that you arrive before the tour starts as there is no way of catching up with the group once the tour has started.

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Such a nice day outside of the city!

My mother and I took this tour because we like gardens and chateaus. Ha! This was our first planned tour in Paris and we were impressed with everything. The meeting point was excellent and easy to find. The gentleman was very knowledgeable on all aspects of the chateaus we visited. We were just about the only people at the Vaux-Le-Vicomte chateau and preferred this tour versus the other. They have golf carts where you can drive around the gardens. We were lucky enough that we ran into our guide during a break and he offered to drive the cart for just myself and my mother. It was such a treat to have a driver and guide! Right place right time :-) We then had a stop for lunch, which was not included, but there were plenty of restaurants in the area to enjoy an hour break. Fontainebleau was beautiful, but so massive that we didn't get to spend too much time in the gardens like we have hoped. We truly enjoyed everything!

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September 20, 2019

Olivia was great

September 19, 2022

I had always wanted to visit both Fontainebleau & Vaux Le Vicomte and wasn’t disappointed. Our tour guide Victor was very nice, helpful & knowledgeable. Overall a good tour.

July 14, 2022

Product ID: 131949