Duration: 5 h 00
Availability: Mon, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun 8:00 8:15 8:30 13:30 13:45 14:00
Category: Guided tour, Half Day, A Day from Paris
Your half-day, private Fontainebleau & Barbizon tour.
- Free visit of the Castle
- Prepaid Entrance fees available (please ask us when you book)
- Tour lasts 5 hours
- Private deluxe air-conditioned vehicle
Your "in-house" Driver-Guide will pick you up at your hotel, or your apartment. He will take you to Fontainebleau, driving you in a private deluxe air-conditioned vehicle. It is your Tour, totally custom-made to fit your desires: YOUR way, and nobody else's.
The Castle of Fontainebleau is located 35 miles southeast of the center of Paris. Napoléon used to call this intriguing castle the "True home of Kings, House of Ages"! Indeed, with over 1,500 rooms situated in over 130 acres of parkland and gardens, Fontainebleau is the only royal and imperial castle which has been continuously habited for almost eight centuries: The Houses Capétiens, Valois, Bourbons, Bonaparte and Orléans, have all occupied this; the most palatial of residences. It is a particularly rich example of French architecture and is home to one of the most outstanding collections of antique furniture ever assembled. Then in the blink of an eye, you will pass from the opulence of a King’s abode to the colorful simplicity of Barbizon. This nearby village used to be an ordinary village of wood cutters, that is until Théodore Rousseau and Jean-François Millet decided to create a Landscape Painters School, attracting artists from all over the world, Barbizon being a magical place to find inspiration.
Once you have finished your Royal Visit, your "in-house" Driver-Guide will be waiting for you, driving you back safely to your hotel, or apartment.