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Fontainebleau & Vaux le Vicomte Chateaux Day Trip from Paris

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See two magnificent French castles – Vaux le Vicomte and Château Fontainebleau – on a day trip from Paris! Audio-guided tours at each site are included, so you’ll learn about the castles’ history and art, as well as the eccentric royals who once called the places home. Enjoy free time to explore the castles’ gardens, seeing the grandiose fountains, lakes and monuments that characterized palace grounds during the Renaissance and Baroque eras.
  • Day trip from Paris to two castles, Vaux-le-Vicomte and Fontainebleau
  • Visit a UNESCO World Heritage Site with gardens and lake to explore
  • Choice of guided tour or independent option; all entrance fees included
  • Round-trip transport from a central Paris location for a no-fuss day trip
What to Expect
Meet a driver at a central location in Paris, and then board a climate-controlled coach for the scenic trip to Vaux-le-Vicomte, a baroque castle that’s said to have inspired the Palace of Versailles. If you selected a guided tour, check out the castle’s highlights with a guide, or use the prerecorded audio guide to discover the castle on your own. At both locations, the guided tour will be followed by time for independent exploration, perfect for absorbing the historic atmosphere of the ornate gardens. Château de Vaux-le-Vicomte has an onsite cafe, where you may purchase lunch or drinks (own expense). Following your time at Château de Vaux-le-Vicomte, continue to Fontainebleau, the UNESCO-listed estate that housed French royalty for centuries. Don’t miss the gardens and lakes that extend beyond the castle before you meet back up with the coach for the return trip to Paris, where this tour concludes.
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Important Information
Departure Point
2 Rue des Pyramides, 75001 Paris, France
Departure Time
9:15 AM
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Guided tour with a licensed multilingual guide (if option selected)
  • Audioguided Vaux-le-Vicomte Castle with a new immersive experience in 3D ( if Audio Option selected)
  • Available in French,English,Spanish,Italian,German, Russian,Japanese,Chinese & Brazilian/Portuguese
  • Access to the dome of the Vaux-le-Vicomte Castle & free Time in the French Gardens
  • Period costume rentals for children to transport them back to the 17th centur
  • Audioguided visit of the Castle of Fontainebleau ( if Audio option is selected)
  • Audio in French,English,Spanish,Italian,German,Russian,Japanese,Chinese,Dutch,Portuguese & Polish
  • Free time Visit of the Gardens at your leisure
  • Entrance tickets
  • Entry/Admission - Chateau de Vaux-le-Vicomte
  • Entry/Admission - Chateau de Fontainebleau
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Gratuities
  • Food and drinks
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • The access to the dome of the Vaux-le-Vicomte Castle is reserved to people over 1.35 m
  • Costume rentals for children at the entrance of the Vaux-le-Vicomte Castle
  • Departure from Vaux-le-Vicomte to Fontainebleau: 1.30 pm
  • Departure from Fontainebleau: 5.00 pm
  • Arrival in Paris around 6:15 pm
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 8 travelers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Reviewed 4 days ago

I didn't even know about Vaux de Vicomte and it was my favorite chateaux in France. I visited 5 others including Versailles. The gardens were beautiful every castle we visited.

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank GiGilee619
Reviewed 1 week ago

I booked a day tour to the châteaux at Fontainebleau & Vaux le Vicomte, and it made for an excellent day trip from Paris. Paris City Vision had to reschedule my booked tour but the communication was good. The coach we travelled in was comfortable...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank 3636julianc
ParisCityVision, Responsable relations clients at Paris City Vision, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Dear 3636julianc, Thank you for sharing your experience on Tripadvisor and rating us 4 bubbles. we appreciate. we are happy to read that you enjoyed your visits. Fontainebleau and Vaux le Vicomte are magnificent and a good choice. Hope to see you soon. It would...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Trip organization was a credit to Paris City Vision - clean bus, very reasonable pricing, ample viewing time. The tour itself was fantastic: Fontainebleau's interiors rival Versailles, and Vaux le Vicomte's garden is an underrated gem that well deserves a visit. The trip comes highly...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank Pitenana
ParisCityVision, Responsable relations clients at Paris City Vision, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear Pitenana, Thank you for sharing your experience with us. We truly appreciate your feedback and are happy to read that everything went well and that you enjoyed your tour with us. Don't hesitate to contact us if you come back to Paris! We would...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Our tour guide was very knowledgeable , she gave us a lot of history and culture background. It was an educational, a fun, and a comfortable tourMore

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank 26chen
ParisCityVision, Responsable relations clients at Paris City Vision, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Dear 26chen, Thank you for your comment. We sincerly appreciate it! We are glad to read that you enjoyed your visit with us. You chose great places to see and we hope you keep good memories of it. If you remember your guide's name, please,...More

Reviewed 30 August 2019 via mobile

Vaux was amazing great tour device brought it all to life. Did not like Fontainbleau. Found it dark dreary and the device was not user friendly. Nevertheless the gardens and surrounds were lovely. Coach driver very courteous and got us to both venues with plenty...More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank AnneMerilyn
ParisCityVision, Responsable relations clients at Paris City Vision, responded to this reviewResponded 30 August 2019

Dear AnneMerilyn, We are really glad to know you enjoyed your experience with us. We are sorry to read that you did not enjoy Fontaineableau. We dully note your review on it and will transfer to our design department so they can study possible improvments....More

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tyler l
23 April 2018|
Response from lillydarlingg | Reviewed this property |
If I remember correctly it’s about 2-3 hours per chateau. I personally had more than enough time to see the palaces, gardens and get something to eat as well.
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