Chateaux de Fontainebleau and Vaux le Vicomte Day Trip from Paris

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Set off from Paris and enjoy a day trip to the French castles of Vaux le Vicomte and Château Fontainebleau located south of the capital. Both are located in different cities but you won't have to worry about that, as all journeys are included in a private vehicle.

Throughout the tour you will appreciate the gardens, lakes and monuments characteristic of the Renaissance and Baroque era. You will visit all the sites and monuments in a comfortable way as you will be part of a small group of about 8 people. You will have an audio-guided tour of both castles where you will learn about their history, as well as the royalty who lived in them.

  • Enjoy a day trip to the World Heritage listed castles of Chateaux de Fontainebleau and Vaux le Vicomte.
  • Departure is from Paris and all journeys are included.
  • Learn about both sites and also enjoy free time to explore the châteaux at your own pace with an audio guide.

What’s included

  • Driver and air-conditioned vehicle
  • Audioguide Château Vaux-le-Vicomte
  • Audioguide Chateaux de Fontainebleau
  • Possibility to rent 17th century costumes for children.

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Step by Step

Not all of France's interesting monuments are concentrated in Paris. That's why on this tour you can visit the beautiful castles of Vaux le Vicomte and Chateaux Fontainebleau while being part of a small group of about 8 people. The tour lasts about 9 hours in total, taking into account all the private vehicle journeys which are already included in the experience.

Once you arrive at each of the castles, you will be able to enter the castles and enjoy the tour with an audio guide. You'll appreciate the castles' works of art, but you'll also feel part of their history as you walk through their halls and rooms.

In particular, the castle of Vaux le Vicomte is an impressive Baroque palace which served as inspiration for the Palace of Versailles. This already gives you a first idea of the external beauty of the castle. And if you bring the little ones with you, you can rent 17th century costumes for them to dress up in during the visit.

On the other hand, the Chateaux de Fontainebleau is the only royal castle that has been continuously inhabited for 7 centuries and has been declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site . In this case you will be transported to a more modern era, as this castle belongs to the Renaissance.

In addition, both castles have large gardens, lakes, fountains and meadows. So that you can enjoy them, you will have free time in each of the castles to stroll around at your leisure.

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    Sinead
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    Being able to wear the costumes took us back years. We took lots of pictures and had a great time
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    Marko
    4
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    Very comfortable transportation. We had a good time.
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    Francesco
    5
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    It seems that it is not so well known yet so it is not crowded and that was very positive for us. Beautiful landscapes that allowed us to walk freely.
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    Fernando
    5
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    Impressive palace both inside and out. Lots of art and history to see.
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