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Guided Visit of Vaux le Vicomte and Fontainebleau Châteaux

(8 reviews)

Experience an unforgettable guided tour from Paris that immerses you in the history of two beautiful french castles: the Château de Vaux Le Vicomte which inspired the construction of the Palace of Versailles and the magnificent Château de Fontainebleau. 

Depart from our agency at 9.15 am in a luxury air-conditioned coach and reach the Château de Vaux le Vicomte after about one hour drive. Discover the refinement and architectural richness of the Vaux le Vicomte château with your guide. Admire the beautiful old stones standing impressively amid large lawns nestled in the surrounding forest. This  masterpiece of modernity and elegance inspired King Louis XIV to build Versailles Palace. Nicolas Fouquet, the Sun King's minister, commissioned the best artists of the time to erect the castle in the 17th Century. After your guided visit, take a short time to discover the wonderful gardens. 

Have lunch on your own in a restaurant of the castle's domain or outside beside the gardens.

Get back into the coach and arrive at Fontainebleau after about one hour drive. Your afternoon will be dedicated to visiting this superb Château de Fontainebleau, the favourite residence of French kings from Francis I to Napoleon III. The Palace of Fontainebleau is known as a true jewel of Renaissance art inherited from the 16th century, surrounded by 321 acres of gardens. Visit the château with our guide and discover this only royal and imperial castle which has been continually inhabited for seven centuries and became a UNESCO World Heritage site. You will go through numerous rooms such as: the Ballroom, the guard's room, the Throne room, the council chamber and Napoleon's apartments. Take a short time to see the gardens and be astounded by the amazing horseshoe-shaped staircase at the entrance of the castle.

Back to our agency PARISCityVISION at around 6.30pm.

The price includes:

  • Return transport in a air-conditioned coach
  • Services of our guide
  • Entrance tickets
  • Guided visits of Fontainebleau and Vaux Le Vicomte castles

The price does not include:

  • Transfers from your hotel (or place of residence) in Paris
  • Lunch

Further information on your confirmation voucher:

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

  • Discover the magnificent Châteaux de Vaux Le Vicomte and Fontainebleau
  • Experience a royal and imperial visit, symbols of France's history
  • Guided visits inside the castles with our experimented guide
  • Very comfortable transportation in a luxury and air-conditioned coach
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Key details
  • Skip-the-line ticket
  • Guide
  • 9 hour(s)

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Guided Visit of Vaux le Vicomte and Fontainebleau Châteaux
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Organized by ParisCityVision

Code : FVNG


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


9 hour(s)



Travelers reviews

Number of reviews : 8
Average rating : 5 /5
Again I want to say that our guide was the jewel in the crown. Her knowledge of the two places and her empathy with Nicolas, the first owner made our visit- you felt connected to the people and their lives- so not just another beautiful place
Loved our guide! What a wonderful personal touch she added to the day.
Both Chateaux(s) were beautiful and lived up to expectations, most especially Vaux. Our guide gave the small non-audio group great insight into the history of both places. I recommend that people take the guided tour.
Our guide at both locations was excellent - here presentation was witty and informative and paired with time on our own to further explore the gardens and outbuildings made for a perfect day.
One of the best excursions we had! Loved every minute of it. Our guide Carine was wonderful.
My group and I enjoyed this Paris City Vision tour immensely--it was well organized and very informative. Our group was small and our guide was very easy to follow as we moved from room to room. The tour was not rushed and served as a nice prelude to our visit of Versailles.
Both chateaux were beautiful but both were very different in style. It was a good combination. Recommend taking the guided tour rather than the self-guided tour; it was excellent.
I had a wonderful time! The driver was very competent and calm, and the tour guide extremely knowledgeable, professional, courteous and informative. I was especially fortunate in that I was the only one in my group who chose the guided tour. I was able to discuss in depth a number of issues related to the two chateaux, and the guide genuinely took pleasure in sharing her considerable knowledge and expertise with me.