Day Trip to Fontainebleau & Vaux le Vicomte

5/5 (37 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.

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?

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.

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)
  • Skip-the-line ticket  
  • Audioguide  
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  • 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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Day Trip to Fontainebleau & Vaux le Vicomte

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  • Schedule and Pricing

April 1 - October 31, 2017
Adult: 75 € / Child (3-11 years old): 52 €

Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday except May 1, June 2 and 3 except special events
Departure: 9.15 AM

Departures Mon. Tue. Wed. Thu. Fri. Sat. Sun.
  • Practical information

Organized by ParisCityVision

Code : FVN


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


9 hour(s)



  • Travelers reviews
Number of reviews : 37
Average rating : 4.6 /5
Great bus and a well organised tour. Time at each stop was adequate.
The organisation was very good. There was enough time to visit Vaux le Vicomte and Fontainebleau. However it was quite disappointing that the audioguide was not included in Fontainebleau since it was included for Vaux le Vicomte.
Very good, enjoyable trip, with plenty of time to see both sights. The buses should be cleaner and the driver a lot more friendlier!
Bus trip with a stop each way was excellent for food and toilet. Castles were outstanding..overall a nice day out...
My daughter and I took the day bus trip to Vaux-le-Vicomte and Fountainbleau. It was a great day! The audio tours at both chateaux were very interesting. There was plenty of time at each location to explore the palace and gardens. One thing to know: there is no tour guide. You explore on your own. It worked out very well for us!
Easy to find office--left right on time--the tour times at each place were planned well--felt very safe--would highly recommend CityVision
Fountainbleau audio tour was awful. I've done several and the entire presentation around the palace was abysmal. Directions not posted as to which way to go. Popes apartments closed, but no sign or advice saying same. This is not the fault of your firm, but should be passed to the management of Fontainbleau. Several people had the same opinion.