Fontainebleau & Vaux le Vicomte Chateaux Day Trip from Paris

271 Ratings
  • Audio Guide
  • Live Guide
  • Instant Confirmation
  • Day Trip
  • Group Tour
  • E-Ticket
  • 9 hr

See two magnificent French castles – Vaux le Vicomte and Château Fontainebleau – on a day trip from Paris! Audio-guided tours at each site are included, so you’ll learn about the castles’ history and art, as well as the eccentric royals who once called the places home. Enjoy free time to explore the castles’ gardens, seeing the grandiose fountains, lakes and monuments that characterized palace grounds during the Renaissance and Baroque eras.

Itinerary Details

This is a typical itinerary for this product

Pass By:

Metro Station : Cour Saint Emilion - Line 14 (Exit N°1 - 2) Straight Across the Bercy Village, meet our representative with a Pariscityvision sign BUS : N°24 + 111 + 109 Stop Terroirs de France

Pass By: Le Styx, Riviere des Enfers

On board a luxury coach, you will drive to southeast and reach Vaux le Vicomte ( approx,35-miles (55-km))

Stop At: Chateau de Vaux-le-Vicomte

Its star attraction is the Vaux le Vicomte Castle – the impressive Baroque chateau that allegedly inspired the Palace of Versailles – so hop off your coach and head inside for your audio-guided tour.When you arrive, you are free to explore independently using your provided audio guide. See elaborate interiors and vaulted cellars, and learn about the man behind this massive home, Nicholas Fouquet, who was King Louis XIV’s minister of finance. After Fouquet commissioned Vaux le Vicomte to be designed by a top architect, the king felt upstaged and threw the minister in jail. When you’re finished inside, walk outside to discover the castle’s 99 acres (40 hectares) of grounds made up of fountains, flowerbeds and sprawling lawns. If you’re hungry, grab some lunch from the onsite café (own expense) before returning to the coach.

Duration: 2 hour

Pass By: Fontainebleau Forest (Foret de Fontainebleau)

Then at 1.15/1.30pm,make your way south to Château de Fontainebleau, the only royal castle in France to be continuously inhabited for more than 700 years.

Pass By: Tourist Fontainebleau

With its Renaissance architecture, ceiling frescos, 15th-century furniture and detailed wood carvings, this World Heritage site is a great alternative to visiting Versailles. Tour the building independently via the audio guide, listening to tales about the French royalty who once lived here.

Stop At: Chateau de Fontainebleau

Château Fontainebleau. The only royal castle to be continuously inhabited for over seven centuries, Fontainebleau is one of the country’s more exceptional palaces – deservedly taking a place on the UNESCO World Heritage Site list Tour the building independently via the audio guide, listening to tales about the French royalty who once lived here. Château de Fontainebleau is also home to extensive gardens and lakes, so take time to wander the grounds

Duration: 2 hour 30 minutes

Pass By: 1st Arrondissement

You will return in Paris at 6.30PM
This site uses cookies to improve your experience. By continuing to browse you agree to the use of cookies. Learn more in our Privacy Policy.