Day Trip to Fontainebleau & Vaux le Vicomte

5/5 (69 reviews)
  • Description

This full day excursion from Paris takes you to the two magnificent châteaux of Vaux le Vicomte and Fontainebleau, both located around one hour from Paris.

Vaux le Vicomte Château
Vaux le Vicomte Château

Set off from our central Paris agency at 9:15 am. Your first stop will be Vaux the Vicomte, the château that inspired King Louis XIV to build Versailles. A masterpiece of mid-17th Century classical architecture, the château and its grounds were created by three talented artists working for Nicolas Fouquet, a rich, high-ranking French official and Louis XIV's superintendent of finances. These three artists were the painter and decorator Charles Le Brun, the architect Louis Le Vau, and the landscape gardener André Le Nôtre. Your audio guide will show you Nicolas Fouquet's private apartments, the state rooms, and the château's great kitchens and vaulted cellars. Then enjoy some free time strolling through the stunning French-style formal gardens in the 86 acre grounds, home to sculpted bushes, lakes, and beautiful multi-coloured flower beds. Why not take the opportunity to eat lunch on the lawns or in the Vaux le Vicomte restaurant?

From September 29 to November 5: Château Vaux-le-Vicomte like it is in the movies
If you love films, you won't want to miss this exhibition at Château Vaux-le-Vicomte which is presenting shows and exhibitions looking back at the films which have been shot inside the Château

From November 25: Christmas at Château Vaux-le-Vicomte
The Château lights up with the hues of Christmas; sumptuous decor that will ensure you enjoy a visit full of magic and enchantment. In the evening, the central path through Vaux-le-Vicomte lights up with illuminated Christmas trees. The Château's rooms are filled with light and with exceptional ornaments.
You can book our special Christmas tour to Vaux-le-Vicomte by clicking HERE

We will leave Vaux le Vicomte at 1:30 pm for the second part of our tour in the heart of the forest of Fontainebleau. Journey time between the two châteaux is approximately 45 minutes. 

Fontainebleau is the only royal and imperial château to have been continuously inhabited for seven centuries. Dating back as far as the 12th Century, it was one of the residences of the rulers of France from the reigns of Francis I to Napoleon III. Mediaeval, Renaissance and classical in style, several kings have left their mark on the château's history and construction. During your audio guide visit, explore the richly furnished château, its unique collections, and key pieces such as the throne of Napoleon I and the famous horseshoe-shaped staircase. You will also visit the château's spacious private apartments, which enjoyed all the comforts of the age. After the tour, explore the huge grounds surrounding the château, as well as its three picturesque gardens.

Fontainebleau Castle
Fontainebleau Castle

Departure from Fontainebleau is scheduled for 5 pm, arriving back at our agency in Paris at around 6:15 pm.

 

The price includes:

  • Transport to and from Paris by luxury air-conditioned coach
  • Audio guide tour of the château at Vaux le Vicomte and a visit to the formal gardens
  • Audio guide tour of the château at Fontainebleau
  • Admission to both châteaux

The price does not include:

  • Transfers to and from your accommodation in Paris
  • Lunch

Further information on your confirmation voucher:

 You will receive your confirmation and your voucher in 2 separate emails. Please print your voucher and redeem it to the PARISCityVISION office on the day of your departure.

  • Duration 9 hour(s)
  • Tour language
  • Highlights
  • Full day excursion to Fontainebleau and Vaux le Vicomte châteaux from Paris by luxury coach
  • Explore the majestic royal and imperial château in the heart of the forest of Fontainebleau
  • Visit the stunning Vaux le Vicomte château that inspired Versailles
  • Enjoy an audio guide tour of the châteaux and free time to explore the magnificent French-style formal gardens

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Departure

Address : PARISCityVISION Agency
2 rue des Pyramides 75001 Paris
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Metro: Tuileries , Pyramides

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  • Customer reviews
Number of reviews : 69
Average rating : 4.7 /5
4/5
The tour was enjoyable and I'd suggest to others to take this tour.
5/5
This is the best way to see both chateaux. We had a gorgeous, sunny fall day to do so, and both chateaux were worth the trip and money. The amount of time allotted for each visit was perfect. We did not use the guide, but used headphones at both places. That is what I would do instead of paying extra for the guided tour. The guide on our bus was great in that she spoke three languages well, and being given directions that way on the bus was fine. However, I tend not to like guided tours given in multiple languages while walking around a site.
4/5
Good day. Beautiful castles
4/5
Excellent, but more time allowed for Fontainebleau would improve the tour.
5/5
Great guide and driver on 9/14/18 visit. Guide was friendly and gave good basic information and directions to everyone, not just those who signed up for guided tours.
5/5
Great overall experience! Highly recommend!
4/5
Vaux le Vicomte, jewel of the crown Fountainbleau was enormous