The Royal Palace of Fontainebleau

The Royal Palace of Fontainebleau

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 Meeting point: Free pick-up service from your hotel in Paris
 Returns to your hotel in Paris

Have a great time visiting the masterpiece of Renaissance architecture - Royal Palace of Fontainebleau.


Private Tour Details

5 Hours
up to 8 persons
Hotel Pick-up & Drop-off
Tickets Included
Assistant
Tour by Coach


HIGHLIGHTS

  • Duration 5 hours
  • Entrance tickets to the Royal Palace of Fontainebleau
  • English-speaking tour assistant
  • Transportation in comfortable air-conditioned minivan
  • Easy-to-find departure location

ABOUT THE TOUR

Have a great time visiting the masterpiece of Renaissance architecture - Royal Palace of Fontainebleau. See all the things, the palace has to offer and have a relaxing visit of the beautiful gardens. Enjoy the tour to the Palace of Fontainebleau with comfortable coach. Your tour assistant will prepare the notes and information about the castle, so you will be well informed about things to see and enjoy.

The palace was being built many centuries. Starting from the Middle Ages every king took it as his responsibility to make a contribution to its decoration. This is why the styles and the plan of the palace would differ in course of time. But generally speaking the architectural complex is very harmonious and beautiful. You will enjoy the views of fountains, water basins, and ponds full with carps when walking in the garden. These are just some evidence for French gardeners talent. Inside the palace park where peacocks are pacing out you will be able to compare two architectural styles of garden landscapes – French and English.

The palace's interior is extremely rich, and this is why it was loved so much by the kings and their famous favourites. The best sculptors, painters, and artists of their time worked on building and decorating the palace. You will see the best works of Fragonard, Bouchet, and Watteau, will enjoy their sophisticated masterpieces. You will also visit the Yard of Farewell and get to know the story of famous horseshoe stairs where Napoleon said goodbye to his army and to his power after his defeat in Russia in 1814.

The Royal Palace of Fontainebleau, the masterpiece of Renaissance architecture was once called “the house of all centuries” by Napoleon. It is one of the oldest French royal residencies. The palace and the adjoining park with a lake are rightly considered to be a national treasure. This place is loved by both, tourists and Parisians who often goes there for a weekend getaway. The Fontainebleau Palace was added to the UNESCO world heritage list in 1981.

Palace of Fontainebleau has a lot to offer. You will see the Royal Apartments, where kings used to live, also the beautiful Galleries, where the Court used to socialize. Art lover will find it interesting to visit the four museums located in palace as well as the beautiful Chapels of the palace. If the weather is good, have a relaxing time in the gardens and see the astonishing buildings located there. After the great visit of the palace, have a relaxing way back to Paris.

​LEGEND OF FONTAINEBLEAU

Once upon a time deep down in a forest young king Clovis met a pagan god Belen. Belen, a powerful god, predicted Clovis's great destiny, his important role in his country's history, and the Christianization of his people. Clovis got baptized and converted people who were living on his lands. The legend says that as a sign of blessing the god gave to the king three white lilies,which became the symbol of France. On the place where the king met the god there appeared the Belen fountain and the palace was built. This palace became the symbol of French kings, the testimony of their power made in stone.