Palace of Fontainebleau

Now a UNESCO World Heritage Site, the Château de Fontainebleau is one of the largest, most beautiful and yet still the least well-known of the France's great chateaux. A royal palace, and known as the "house of the centuries", all of France's rulers have left their mark on Fontainebleau, from Francis I to Louis XV, and from Henry IV to Napoleon III. Napoleon Bonaparte said of Fontainebleau that it was a home fit for kings. In architectural terms, the chateau embraces the reigns of every French king and emperor. It all means that when you tour the Château de Fontainebleau, it's like taking a walk through the centuries. You will absorb the charm of a palace that is at once grand and quiet, being surrounded by the thick hunting forest where the famous rocks of Fontainebleau can be found.


Château de Fontainebleau Tickets

Priority Entry

  • Entrance to the Grand Appartements
  • Entrance to the Napoleon I museum
  • Entrance to the temporary exhibitions
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Château de Fontainebleau Opening Hours

High Season (from April to September): open every day from 9.30 am to 6 pm
Low Season (from October to March): open every day from 9.30 am to 5 pm

Attention: Last entry 45 mn prior the closing.
Closed: January 1st, May 1st, May 8th (morning), July 14(morning), November 11 (morning) and December 25th.

Yards and gardens Opening Hours

from November to February: open every day from 9 am to 5 pm
March, April and October: open every day from 9 am to 6 pm
From May to September: open every day from 9 am to 7 pm

Attention: The garden of Diane and the English garden close half an hour and 1h before the indicated times respectively. The gardens can be closed if weather conditions are poor.

Free Entrance: :

The following categories of visitors enjoy free access to the Grand Apartments on documentary proof:

-Anyone less than 18 years of age.
-Young people between the ages of 18 and 26, who are long-term residents of EU countries, irrespective of their nationality.
-Disabled individuals and war veterans (as well as one accompanying person).
-Everyone can enjoy free entry on the first Sunday of every month outside the months of July and August.

Price reductions to access to the Grands Appartements are also available for the following categories of people upon presentation of documentary proof:

-Large families,
-Long-term non-residents in European Union countries and non-European citizens aged between 18 and 25

Customer Reviews

Rating : 5/5 - 1 review

Un château à visiter.
Dommage, en travaux (nécessaires).
Donc nous n avons pas pu tout voir.
Superbes parcs.

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