Located less than an hour from Paris by train or car, a visit to Fontainebleau is one of the most popular day trips from the French capital. Here are three excellent tours to discover the town’s most famous sights.
Fontainebleau & Vaux-le-Vicomte Châteaux Day Tour from Paris
This full day excursion will give you the chance not only to explore the beautiful Château Fontainebleau but also Vaux-le-Vicomte Châteaux, which inspired King Louis XIV to build Versailles Palace. After leaving Paris in the morning, you’ll arrive first at Vaux-le-Vicomte Châteaux where you can explore the castle’s opulent state rooms and vaulted cellars with an audio guide before heading outside to the French-style formal gardens, which make a great spot for a picnic on a sunny day. After, you’ll be driven to the 12th century Château Fontainebleau where you can see the lavish private apartments, the throne of Napoleon I, and finish the day with a stroll in the château’s three immaculate gardens. From €90 per person.
Electric All Terrain Scooter In Forest Of Fontainebleau
If you prefer to explore nature, take a tour of the forest of Fontainebleau on an all-terrain electric scooter. After a quick introduction to the easy-to-use scooters you’ll be off to explore the town’s famous forest , taking in along the way such as the Tower Denecourt, the Cross of Calvary, and the gorges of Appremont. As long as you know how to ride a bike it’s suitable for children 8 years and up making a fun day out for both family and friends. From €50 per person.
Private Tour in Fontainebleau Palace with Skip-The-Line Ticket
For a more exclusive day trip experience, book a private tour of Château de Fontainebleau with an art historian. You’ll depart from Paris in a comfortable and private air-conditioned vehicle and will be able to skip the queue on arrival. Once inside, your expert guide will bring to life the history of the castle during an in-depth two-hour tour which will take in art, architecture, and more than 800 years of royal history. From €345 depending on group size.