Day Trip to Fontainebleau & Vaux le Vicomte

5/5 (87 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. New audio guided comments of Vaux le Vicomte castle will offer you an incredible experience with 3D sound providing your visit of the castle a whole new dimension. Children will be delighted to be able to dress up for a fun visit of the Castle. 

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. Enjoy the access to the dome of Vaux le Vicomte to contemplate the superb view over the castle park. Why not take the opportunity to eat lunch on the lawns or in the Vaux le Vicomte restaurant?

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.

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

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
  • Access to the dome of Vaux le Vicomte castle
  • Costumes rental
  • 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
  • Enjoy a unique audio-guided experience with 3D sound

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  • Practical information

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Departure

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

Duration

9 hour(s)

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  • Customer reviews
Number of reviews : 87
Average rating : 4.7 /5
4/5
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.
5/5
The tour suited our needs. The tour leader, Jean Louis was excellent and the audio guide at Vaux le Vicomte was particularly good. Driver was excellent.
5/5
"Two interestinplces Wightman see at own pac"
5/5
"The only way to catch both attractions in one day. Tour left on time, adequate time at sights.reasonably priced."
4/5
"Ample time for us to look around on our own smooth driving all thru the trip"
5/5
Beautiful
5/5
"Wonderful day trip from Paris to 2 sights not visited by most tourists."