Day Trip to Fontainebleau & Vaux le Vicomte
- Two options of visits to choose from in Vaux le Vicomte for an unforgettable experience
- Visits of two castles in the Paris region with total autonomy
- Audio guided visit in 3D sound or immersive tour with incredible sound effects in Vaux le Vicomte.
- Explore the majestic royal and imperial château in the heart of the forest of Fontainebleau
Discover two of the most beautiful castles in the Paris region. You will visit the castle of Vaux le Vicomte in a traditional way or by following the Fouquet plot. You will then enter the palace of Fontainebleau with your visioguide.
Vaux le Vicomte castle
Set off from our central Paris agency at 9:15 am for the visit of 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: the landscape gardener André Le Nôtre, the architect Louis Le Vau,and the painter and decorator Charles Le Brun. By following the audio guided route, you will discover Nicolas Fouquet’s private apartments, the state rooms, and the château's great kitchens and vaulted cellars. The commentaries offer you an incredible experience with 3D sound that gives your visit to the castle a whole new dimension. Alternatively, you can opt for an incredible immersive three-dimensional sonic journey. Throughout the rooms, you will plunge into the heart of the Fouquet affair, during which you will hear significant figures such as Molière or Louis XIV. You will live a unique experience by listening to scenes from the era in the atmosphere of yesteryear. Children will be delighted to be able to dress up for a fun visit to Vaux le Vicomte. Enjoy the access to the dome of Vaux le Vicomte to contemplate the superb view over the castle park. Also take time to stroll in the splendid French garden of the 35-hectare estate with its sculpted shrubs, water features and splendid multicoloured flowerbeds. You can then have lunch freely on the lawns or at the restaurant on the site of Vaux le Vicomte.
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.
Departure from Fontainebleau is scheduled for 5 pm, arriving back at our agency in Paris at around 6:15 pm.
Please note :
- Rental of costumes for children are to be collected at the entrance of Vaux le Vicomte castle
- Access to the dome of the castle is reserved for people over 1m35
- Immersive route for adults “Fouquet Plot” at the Vaux le Vicomte castle available in French, German, English
- Immersive route for children « The fabulous story of Vaux” available in French, English
- Visit of the formal gardens
- Audioguided visits
- Access to the dome of Vaux le Vicomte castle
- Entrance ticket to Fontainebleau and Vaux le Vicomte castles
- Costumes rental
- Transport to and from Paris by air-conditioned coach
- Transfers to and from your accommodation in Paris
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Day Trip to Fontainebleau & Vaux le Vicomte
1 adult x 81,00 €
Cancellation fees : Free cancellation up to 3 calendar days before departure (Central European Time). Beyond that period, the following fees apply: 2 calendar days prior service: 50% of tour price (Central European Time) 1 calendar days prior service: 100% of tour price (Central European Time)
Preparation of the tour
Address : PARISCityVISION Agency
2 rue des Pyramides 75001 Paris
Organized by PARISCityVISION
Tour Code: FVN
They give their opinion
Faux good; Fontainebleau fair - poor audio system
(3 of 5)
H. Joan the 10/6/19
The female tour guide was not friendly to us and my mother, who is French, could not understand or hear what she was saying on the intercom. She needs to speak louder and not so softly. She never once smiled or said hello to us when we walked past her or she walked right past us the entire trip, as though we were not part of her group. Last time we had Karin, not sure how to spell it, and she was friendly and very funny, too. This tour was disappointing.
(3 of 5)
J. Victoria the 7/20/19
All was great, despite being a really hot day, we loved the trip and managing to see both places in one day...
(5 of 5)
B. Nicola the 6/29/19
I purchased the tour with the audio guides rather than a fully guided tour so I could go at my own pace and explore where I wanted. One thing about this tour is that there is no guide on the bus at all. We were handed envelopes with our tickets and a schedule of when to meet up and depart each location. For the tour to Fountainebleau, the bus stopped and opened the doors with no notice that we had reached our destination. For those on the upper level, it took a few minutes to realize the bus wasn't just stopped at a stoplight and we had actually reached the chateau, since we stopped in a town and the chateau wasn't currently visible. Just keep in mind that if you get the tour with audio guides only (not a tour guide), it really is fully self-guided. I enjoyed the sites, though, and this worked fine for my small group.
(4 of 5)
C. Misty the 6/19/19
Number of reviews : 89
Average rating :
(4.6 of 5)