Highlights of this tour
- Fontainebleau Castle
Discover a greater region by train during this eight-hour tour to the Fontainebleau Castle. Together with an English-speaking guide, who will pick you up from your accommodation in the center, you head to the Fontainebleau Castle about 45 minutes from the center of Paris. Get to know this gorgeous castle up-close and get drawn back in time while listening to your guide’s stories and anecdotes.
Please note that a manual wheelchair is the most convenient for this tour as Paris’ streets are notorious for their cobblestones. Also, your guide can push a manual wheelchair if you wished. Inform us about your needs and requirements when booking your tour, and we will arrange accordingly.
The famous palace of Fontainebleau, which deserved a spot on the Unesco World Heritage List, was the royal caste’s residence during the Middle Ages. It functioned as Francis I’s home in the 16th century, in the 19th, a chosen place of Napoleon Bonaparte, and it still draws crowds today. A jewel of French art, the castle of Fontainebleau offers enthusiasts an exceptionally well-preserved heritage.
An inside visit to this place reveals the Great Rooms, with the imposing Francis I gallery, decorated with frescoes and stucco. You will also see the ballroom with its monumental mantelpiece, and the King’s Staircase adorned with scenes depicting the life of Alexander the Great. Do not miss the lavishly furnished royal apartments and also the Trinity Chapel with its beautiful baroque decor. Next are the apartments of the Pope and the Queen Mothers, as well as the interior of the Emperor. The palace also houses a Napoleon I museum that displays portraits, clothing, objects, and souvenirs of the Emperor and his family.
Stroll around the castle and learn everything there is to know about its history through the stories of your guide. Once you have seen everything, you head back to the center of Paris, where your guide will drop you off at your accommodation.
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