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Day Trip to Castles of Fontainebleau & Vaux le Vicomte from Paris

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Venture deep into the heart of French culture with this visit to the chateaux of Vaux le Vicomte & Fontainebleau. Enjoy a leisurely stroll in the vast 86-acre ground outside Vaux le Vicomte and bask in the beauty of some of the best tourist destinations in France.

Highlights
  • This is a comprehensive full day tour of the two chateaux.
  • You will get to explore the Fontainebleau Forest and the formal gardens of the Vaux le Vicomte château
  • Depending on your ticket variant, you will either be directed through the trip by an experienced guide or receive an audio-guide.
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Why You Shouldn’t Miss This

France is known for its magnificent chateaux and palaces. The Fontainebleau Chateau and the Vaux le Vicomte Chateau are two of the most majestic examples of both medieval and Renaissance French architecture. The Vaux le Vicomte inspired Louis XIV to build the beautiful city of Versailles. The chateau itself was conceived by three accomplished artists, Charles Le Brun, Louis Le Vau, and Andre Le Notre. The Fontainebleau palace has been inhabited for about seven centuries! This has resulted in several upgrades being made to the castle over the years by various monarchs of France. You can experience the true beauty of the place only by visiting it.

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Your Experience

Your tour will begin at our agency at 9.15 AM. Our air-conditioned coach will first take you to the Vaux le Vicomte. You can visit the private apartments, the state rooms, and the grand kitchens. After you finish exploring the building, you can head into the gardens outside that are filled with sculpted bushes, flower-beds, and lakes. Make sure to try out some unique French cuisine as you sit on the sprawling lawns in the Vaux le Vicomte restaurant. At 1.30 PM, you will head to the Fontainebleau forest. The rulers of France, all the way from Francis I to Napoleon III, lived in this imperial chateau. Your guide or audio guide will tell you more about the towering spires.You are free to explore the three gardens outside the Chateau after the tour has formally ended.

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Inclusions
  • Pick-up and drop off AC bus services from Paris For the audio guide ticket variant:
  • 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

For the guided tour ticket variant:

  • A professional guide will accompany you throughout the trip.
  • Guided visits of the Fontainebleau and Vaux Le Vicomte castles
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Exclusions
  • Transport to and from your hotel accommodation
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Know Before You Go

Ticket Variants
You have the option to choose between the following two variants of the tour: Audio-Guided Tour: Day Trip to Fontainebleau + Vaux le Vicomte all alone with an audio guide to help you understand the significance of the places you visit. Guided Tour: As the name suggests, a guide will accompany you throughout the trip and tell you about all the important sites.

Tour Timings
You will depart from the meeting point is at 9.15 AM. Departure from Vaux le Vicomte is at 1.30 PM and arrival at Fontainebleau by around 2.15 PM. After you have explored the places to your heart’s content, the bus will bring you back to Paris by 6.15 PM. The entire trip lasts for an average of 9 hours. The guided tour generally runs on Mondays, Fridays, and Saturdays while the non-guided tour runs on Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays, and Saturdays.

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Strict Cancellation Policy

These tickets cannot be cancelled, amended or rescheduled.

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Alonzo Owens
Alonzo
Reviewed in May, 2018

I was able to make my wife experience this unforgettable experience on our anniversary. The only place you get such great deals is indeed Headout!

Jennie Robertson
Jennie
Reviewed in May, 2018

Loved every minute of it! Amazing! You can experience the true beauty of the place only by visiting it.

Beatrice Bryant
Beatrice
Reviewed in May, 2018

A day trip to the castles were well worth the price and we would recommend it to any visitor to the city.

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How To Use Your Tickets
You will receive your email confirmation with your mobile voucher shortly. Please display the mobile voucher to our representative at the venue. Your tour will commence once your ticket has been verified by the representative.

Meeting Point
Paris City Vision Agency, 2 rue des Pyramides 75001 Paris. A 6-minute drive from the city center will lead you straight to the venue.

Validity
The ticket is valid only for the date and time for which you have scheduled the booking.

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2 Rue des Pyramides, 75001 Paris, France, Paris

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