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Chateau de Fontainebleau

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With over 1500 rooms at the heart of 130 acres of parkland and gardens, Fontainebleau is the only royal and imperial château to have been continuously inhabited for seven centuries. A visit to Fontainebleau opens up an unparalleled view of French...more
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Pl. du General-de-Gaulle, 77300, Fontainebleau, France
+33 1 60 71 50 70
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was my third visit to the chateau in about fifteen years, and it is so huge and the rooms and furnishings so intricate that each time there is something new to discover. I much prefer this chateau to Versailles, as this one has far...More

Date of experience: October 2018
2  Thank geo3
Reviewed 13 January 2019

on the website it wasn't indicated that some visits were only for children. But the manager was nice and he changed our ticket to adult visit. I think you must pay extra for the visits. They are totally worth it.

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed 8 January 2019 via mobile

Following the advice from other reviewers we had no trouble getting from Gare Lyon to Fontainebleau. When you walk through the Chateau corridors It’s hard to believe and understand that people lived in this luxury 200 years ago. The rooms are spectacularly set up and...More

Date of experience: December 2018
2  Thank peterdeane47
Reviewed 2 January 2019 via mobile

The Château is very big and really needs a full day I think. We only had the morning so did the audio guide of the apartments. This took roughly two hours and was very good, there is so much to see a truly amazing place....More

Date of experience: December 2018
1  Thank TeresaL261
Reviewed 30 December 2018

Visited this chateau in November and was quite a good experience, but was not really impressed. The trip from Paris on the RER took quite a while and then the wait for the bus in the freezing cold was a bit of a downer The...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Victoria C
Reviewed 29 December 2018 via mobile

A very interesting and spacious château with lots of information provided, audio systems to follow the visit in a number of languages. Entrance tickets €12+€3 for the audio guides. Many rooms to visit, takes about 2hours to go round. The outside gardens worth a visit...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 27 December 2018 via mobile

This Chateau is gorgeous and full of rich history! The grounds are kept in wonderful condition. There is a beautiful walking path that leads you into the city for more wonderful sights! An adorable town!

Date of experience: December 2018
1  Thank chelseas495
Reviewed 17 December 2018

I've wanted to visit this place for many years. This time, I went with my mom. We took metro then train and then bus. Since we traveled slowly, it took us about 2 hours to get there. The ticket is not too expensive and many...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank 293juic
Reviewed 10 December 2018 via mobile

Unfortunately we landed on the day it was closed but we walked around the gardens (which is free) which was beautiful and peaceful. Would love to go again and get chance to walk round the inside.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank G911are
Reviewed 14 November 2018

The chateau at Fontainebleau is about 40 mins on the train from Paris. Napoleon spent time there and it holds several of his belongings. It is smaller than Versailles, of course, but with the same ornate type of decor, furniture and tapestries etc. There were...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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15 October 2018|
Response from WengKeeLeong | Reviewed this property |
i think that they do have a cafe inside but "town" is just outside, with loads of eateries well within 5 mins walk.
18 July 2018|
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Response from terrycarlson2018 | Reviewed this property |
Definitely worth a walk around - it's so beautiful.
1 July 2018|
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Response from Cruiseaholiks | Reviewed this property |
Laurie, we were there in early May and did notice some renovations but it seemed that they were trying to keep the area open to tourists as much as possible. We did not feel that we missed anything important. The inside... More