Excursion 2 chateaux: Vaux-le-Vicomte and Fontainebleau from Paris Excursion 2 chateaux: Vaux-le-Vicomte and Fontainebleau from Paris

Excursion 2 chateaux: Vaux-le-Vicomte and Fontainebleau from Paris



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What to expect

At 9.15am, climb aboard a luxury air-conditioned coach that will take you to visit the first chateau of the day, situated 1hr from Paris: the Château de Vaux-le-Vicomte.

Built in the 17th century, its famous owner was none other than Fouquet, Superintendent of Finances to Louis XIV. To create this architectural gem, this visionary had the idea of bringing together for the first time in France and on the same project, the most talented artists of the time: the architect Louis Le Vau, the painter-decorator Charles Le Brun and the landscape gardener André Le Nôtre. These men were also responsible for the Palace of Versailles and its famous gardens.

With an audio guide, discover the private apartments of Nicolas Fouquet, the ceremonial salons and the chateau’s great kitchen and its vaulted cellars. Don’t miss the French-style gardens with their many fountains. You can picnic on the lawns or have lunch at the estate’s restaurant.

At 1.30pm, you will set off for the Château de Fontainebleau, situated around 45 min from Vaux-le-Vicomte.

This magnificent Renaissance-style chateau has the particularity of having been continuously lived in by kings and emperors for 7 centuries, from François 1 to Napoleon III… With its origins dating back to the 12th century, it is not surprising to see a succession of different architectural styles – medieval, renaissance and classical – at Fontainebleau.

With your audio guide, learn more about the unique pieces preserved in this important place for French royalty. The throne of Napoleon 1 is currently kept here and you can also admire the famous horseshoe-shaped staircase as well as the grand fully-furnished private apartments. Three delightful gardens and a large park will round off your visit before the return trip to Paris. You will depart from the Château de Fontainebleau at 5pm and arrive back at the agency in the centre of Paris around 6.15 pm.

What is included :

  • Visit of the formal gardens
  • Audioguided visits
  • Access to the dome of Vaux le Vicomte castle
  • Entrance ticket to Fontainebleau and Vaux le Vicomte castles
  • Costumes rental
  • Transport to and from Paris by air-conditioned coach

Crédits photos © Erwan Maignan Tom Turner Lidian Neeleman

Tour description :

  • Departure from Paris at 9:15am
  • Arrive at the Château Vaux-le-Vicomte around 10:15am then free visit
  • Departure to Fontainebleau at 1:30pm then free visit of the Château
  • Return at 5:00pm to arrive around 6:15pm in Paris

Price does not include :

  • Lunch
  • Transport to/from your place of residence

Please note

  • Available languages : French, English, Spanish, Italian, German, Mandarin Chinese, Japanese, Dutch, Polish and Russian.
  • The child rate is for children aged 3 to 11 inclusive.


Duration : 9 hours

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