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A private tour of Vaux-le-Vicomte from Paris offers a glimpse into the grandeur of 17th-century French architecture and landscape design. Visitors will marvel at the opulent interiors, meticulously manicured gardens, and the majestic château, which served as a precursor to the Palace of Versailles.

Explore the grandeur of Fontainebleau Castle on a captivating tour through centuries of French history and architectural brilliance. Wander through opulent chambers adorned with intricate frescoes, lavish furnishings, and priceless artworks, offering a glimpse into the lives of French monarchs and emperors. Stroll through the sprawling gardens, where meticulously manicured landscapes and serene water features create an enchanting atmosphere. Led by knowledgeable guides, uncover the secrets of this UNESCO World Heritage site, immersing yourself in its rich heritage and cultural significance.

Fontainebleau & Vaux le Vicomte Day Tour

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  • 10:00 - 18:00
  • Fixed Date Ticket
  • All sales are final within 7 days of the tour date.

Embark on an exclusive private day tour to explore the opulent splendor of Fontainebleau and Vaux le Vicomte castles, immersing yourself in centuries of French history and architectural magnificence.

Morning Departure: Departing from your accommodation in Paris, your private guide and chauffeur will escort you on a scenic journey through the picturesque French countryside towards Fontainebleau Castle. As you travel, your guide will provide fascinating insights into the history and significance of the region.

Fontainebleau Castle Exploration: Upon arrival at Fontainebleau Castle, step into a world of regal grandeur as you embark on a guided tour of this UNESCO World Heritage site. Marvel at the exquisite Renaissance and Baroque architecture, adorned with ornate decorations and intricate detailing. Explore the opulent chambers once inhabited by French monarchs, including Napoleon Bonaparte, and admire the collection of priceless artworks, antique furniture, and historic tapestries. Stroll through the expansive gardens, designed by renowned landscape architects, and discover hidden fountains, lush groves, and scenic pathways.

Lunch Break: After your visit to Fontainebleau, indulge in a gourmet lunch at a charming local restaurant, where you can savor authentic French cuisine and regional specialties.

Vaux le Vicomte Castle Excursion: Following lunch, continue your private tour to Vaux le Vicomte Castle, often referred to as the “Jewel of French Baroque.” Admire the architectural masterpiece, designed by renowned architect Louis Le Vau, and marvel at the harmonious blend of symmetry, elegance, and grandeur. Explore the lavishly decorated interiors, adorned with exquisite frescoes, gilded ceilings, and fine furnishings, as your guide recounts the captivating history of the castle and its former owner, Nicolas Fouquet.

Gardens of Vaux le Vicomte: Conclude your tour with a leisurely stroll through the enchanting gardens of Vaux le Vicomte, meticulously landscaped by André Le Nôtre, the mastermind behind the gardens of Versailles. Admire the geometrically arranged flowerbeds, cascading fountains, and serene reflecting pools, all framed by lush greenery and scenic vistas.

Return to Paris: As the day draws to a close, relax in the comfort of your private vehicle as you journey back to Paris, reflecting on the unforgettable experiences and timeless beauty encountered during your exclusive tour of Fontainebleau and Vaux le Vicomte castles.

 

Pick up & drop off at your hotel/flat in Paris included

Paris, France

Opening Hours

Monday-Sunday: 10:00 – 18:00 except Tuesdays

Prohibitions & Limitations

Pets are not allowed inside the venue

Inclusive Of

  • Admission to attractions: Fontainebleau & Vaux le Vicomte castles
  • Expert English speaking driver-tour guide
  • Tour available in English/Spanish/French/Portuguese on request

Not Inclusive Of

  • Meals and beverages
  • Personal expenses
  • Gratuities

Cancellation Policy

Receive a complete reimbursement of the tour cost if you cancel your booking within one week prior to the scheduled date.

What to Expect

Embark on an unforgettable day trip to the historic Chateau de Fontainebleau and Vaux Le Vicomte Castles with our certified tour guides boasting over 20 years of experience.

The journey begins as we transport you to Vaux Le Vicomte, a masterpiece created over 300 years ago by visionaries Nicolas Fouquet, architect Le Vau, painter Le Brun, and garden designer Le Notre, showcasing the classical style of French architecture. Discover the innovative design of side-by-side rooms, a pioneering concept in the 1650s, and explore the four levels of Vaux Le Vicomte before continuing to the renowned Chateau de Fontainebleau, where you’ll ascend Louis XIII’s iconic horseshoe-shaped staircase and delve into eight centuries of French history, from medieval origins to Renaissance expansions by King Francis I.

With private transportation, guided tour, and entrance tickets included, our full-day trip guarantees an enriching experience for groups  up to 7 people, offering comfort, convenience, and expert insights throughout your journey into France’s architectural treasures.

  • Pick up & drop off at your hotel/flat in Paris
  • Guided tour of the Vaux le Vicomte castle
  • Lunch (not included)
  • Guided tour of the Fontainebleau castle
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How long in advance should I book this tour?

We highly recommend booking this tour in advance to secure your preferred date and ensure availability.

June, July, September and October are the busiest months of the year for us.

As our tours are popular and operate on a limited schedule, advanced booking guarantees your spot and allows us to make necessary arrangements for transportation, guided tours, and entrance tickets.

Additionally, booking in advance gives you peace of mind, allowing you to plan your itinerary seamlessly and avoid disappointment due to last-minute availability issues.

What is your cancellation policy?

Our cancellation policy ensures a full refund if the tour is canceled one week prior to the scheduled date. However, if the cancellation occurs within one week of the tour, no refund will be provided. This policy allows us to manage resources effectively and ensures fairness to both our clients and our team.

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