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Fontainebleau and Vaux le Vicomte: VIP Private Tour – from Paris

  • When does it run?
    Daily
  • Start time
    0900h (09:00am)
    Duration: 8 hours
  • Duration
    8 hours
Inclusions
  • Hotel pick up & drop off
  • Private minivan
  • Private driver/ guide
  • Entrance tickets to the Castle and Garden

Key Highlights

  • Visit two French castles- Chateau of Fontainebleau and Vaux le Vicomte in one day
  • Your guide will escort you around the castles and tell you about their fascinating history
  • This is a private tour which allows you an intimate experience and maximum interaction with your guide
  • Hotel pick up and drop off and transport in an air conditioned vehicle

Overview

See two magnificent French castles – Château Fontainebleau and Vaux le Vicomte on a private trip from Paris. Admire the glorious renaissance décor of the chateaus, which are richly adorned with wood paneling, gilded carvings, frescoes, tapestries and paintings. The exterior of the chateaus with its scenic landscape, fountains, and sculptures is equally mesmerizing. As this is a private tour, it will allow you to have maximum interaction with your guide and therefore the most in-depth experience of the chateaus. This luxurious private tour also includes a visit to the village of Barbizon, whose beauty inspired 19th century landscape painters such as Millet, Corot, Rousseau and Stevenson.

Activity Schedule

  • When does it run?

    Daily

  • Duration

    8 hours

  • Start time

    0900h (09:00am)
    Duration: 8 hours

  • Meeting Point

    Your Central Paris Accommodation.
    (Please advise your accommodation details at the time of booking so that we can arrange hotel pick up.)

  • Ending Point

    Your Central Paris Accommodation.
    (Please advise your accommodation details at the time of booking so that we can arrange hotel pick up.)

Itinerary

  • You will be picked up from your hotel in Paris in a private car accompanied by a driver/ guide.

    On the way to the Chateau of Fontainebleau, one of the most admired residences of the French kings and emperors, your guide will give you an introduction to the history of the palace. As you listen to your guide, admire the wonderful scenery that passes you by.

    The tour includes a guided visit of the château where you can admire the glorious Renaissance décor, it's richly adorned wood cladding, golden carvings, murals, draperies and paintings. Also, see the Trinity Chapel, the François 1er Gallery, the Ballroom and the Royal Apartments.

    After a stroll in the gardens, drive through the idyllic village of Barbizon, which inspired 19th century landscape painters such as Millet, Corot, Rousseau and Stevenson. In the afternoon you will visit another spectacular château, which is said to have stirred a jealous rage in King Louis XIV, after which he imprisoned its owner, Nicolas Fouquet and had his architect, decorator and garden designer to build Versailles.

    Your driver/guide will pick you up and drive you to the Château of Vaux le Vicomte. You will visit the magnificent gardens, model for the gardens of Versailles, and have a private guided visit of the château, the Vestibule, the Grand Salon, the Private Apartments, the Hercules Salon, the Chamber of the Muses, the Royal Apartments, the Chambre Carrée and the beautiful kitchens.

    At the end of the tour you will be dropped back to your hotel in Paris.

Inclusions & Exclusions

  • Hotel pick up & drop off
  • Private minivan
  • Private driver/ guide
  • Entrance tickets to the Castle and Garden
  • Meals
  • Entry to Music and Fountain Shows

Please note

Please email or send an sms to the tour operator at least 72 hours prior to the tour start time to confirm all details. Details are mentioned on your voucher.

Additional info

You are advised to book well in advance of your travel date.The confirmation voucher includes the local activity operator’s contact details and local telephone numbers at the destination. They will happily answer any logistical questions you may have.

Customer Reviews

  • Nice escape from Paris
    Susan Hendrick, United States 06/05/2018
  • Fabulous Tour and extremely informative Guide
    Denise Hewett, Australia 06/20/2011

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