Fontainebleau private tour from Paris

Fontainebleau is home to a historic royal castle and a scenic forest located just an hour from the east of Paris; Fontainebleau offers a true cultural and green getaway and can be combined with the village of Barbizon for a day or for a weekend.

Fontainebleau offers a true cultural and green getaway

Napoléon described the Château de Fontainebleau as "A true abode of kings and the castle of centuries". The Château de Fontainebleau can be visited all year long, according to your rhythm and your interests to discover historic and architectural masterpieces from the 12th to the 19th century.

Chateau de Fontainebleau - Interior

A cultural and historical immersion in the heart of the Château de Fontainebleau

Following one-hour drive from Paris, your chauffeur will drop you to the Château of Fontainebleau where you will meet your English-speaking licensed guide. During three hours, your dedicated guide will do a private visit inside the Chateau with the François 1er gallery, the ballroom, the Pope's apartment and the royal apartments and also its main courtyards and its three gardens.

If you have time to enjoy more Fontainebleau, do not miss its scenic forest which is definitely the favorite getaway for Parisians for a day or two. This forest has nearly 5000 plant species, 28.000 hectares of pines and oaks and sandstone rocks and 300 kilometers of footpaths, attracting millions of visitors every year.

Your private chauffeur will wait for you during your visit in the castle and / or your walk in the forest. If you have also more time to spend, we can advise you to book a table for a nice lunch in one of the restaurants in the heart of Fontainebleau city, before or after your visit in the Château. Furthermore, some attractions can be experienced and planned to explore more the parks and gardens of the castle with a horse-drawn carriage ride or a boating ride for instance (optional).

Discover the neighboring “village of painters”, Barbizon

Located at 10 kilometers from Fontainebleau (15 minutes' drive only), the village of Barbizon is nicknamed as "the village of painters" and is also steeped in history. The charming stone houses, its relaxed atmosphere and the house-studio of the French painter Jean François Millet who painted in the 19th century the famous painting "The Angelus" are the unmissable to visit if you have time before or after your visit of Château of Fontainebleau.

Half day

5 hrs
Prices
1 to 2680€
3 to 4780€
5 to 6820€
7850€
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Tour including

Private transportation

A private chauffeur (French and English-speaking) will be at your disposal to ensure you the best conditions to drive you to Fontainebleau. Enjoy a private ride in a high-end vehicle, adapted to your needs (sedan or up to 7-seater van depending on the number of passengers) and fully equipped to provide the greatest comfort (air-conditioning, bottles of water to freshen up, a Wi-Fi Internet connection, a child seat or booster seat if needed etc). Your pick-up and drop-off will be ensured at your hotel or in another place in Paris.

An English-speaking licensed guide

A fully licensed English-speaking guide (speaking English, Spanish or other foreign language) will escort you during your tour in Château of Fontainebleau. Your dedicated guide knows perfectly the castle, its heritage, the history and the region.

Entrance tickets

We are in charge to book in advance your tickets in order to discover the Château of Fontainebleau and its gardens, as mentioned in the program.

Options

Boat rental

You can enjoy a boat trip on Carp Pond for 30 minutes or 1 hour, which is accessible through the Cour de la Fontaine. This activity is available from April to October, and depends on weather conditions.

Horse-drawn carriages

During a 20 or 40-minute ride, you can discover the park areas of Fontainebleau in carriages drawn by two horses. Carriage rides are available from 2pm on Sundays, public holidays and during school holidays.

Train ride

Discover the parks and gardens in a funny way is also possible thanks to a train ride between 35 to 45 minutes. Audio guide is available in few foreign languages aboard the train.

Guided visit in Barbizon

After your visit of the Château de Fontainebleau, your driver will drive you to the city of Barbizon to discover all the cultural heritage of this charming city with the same private guide that you had in Fontainebleau.

Tour itinerary

1.30pm : Pick-up in Paris or its suburbs (according to your wishes)
2.30pm : Meeting with your private guide at the entrance of the Palace
2.30pm to 4pm: Private tour in Fontainebleau castle with an English-speaking guide
4pm to 5.30pm : Private tour in the gardens of Fontainebleau castle with an English-speaking guide
5.30pm : Drive back to Paris
6.30pm : Drop off to Paris and its suburbs

Visiting hours and duration can be adapted according to your preferences.

Our fleet of vehicles

All our vehicles meet our clientele’s highest expectations. They are serviced and maintained regularly to guarantee comfortable and safe trips with no compromises.

  • Sedan

    Mercedes C-Class

    A comfortable sedan with a sporty design, elegant and refined

    • 3
    • 2
  • Premium sedan

    Mercedes E-Class

    A luxury sedan combining style serenity and sporty elegance

    • 3
    • 2
  • Premium van

    Mercedes V-Class

    A senior minivan modular range for optimum comfort, up to 7 passengers

    • 7
    • 5

Onboard Services: Wifi, Phone Chargers, Water Bottles, Refreshing wet towels, Child seat