No less than 1500 rooms and bedrooms, 130 hectares of parks and gardens impeccably maintained, eight centuries of continuous occupation by the most prestigious kings and queens of all French history... No doubt, the royal castle of Fontainebleau is the monument of all superlatives!
Located in the Seine-et-Marne region and close to Paris, Fontainebleau is one of the best examples of Renaissance style architecture in the region, and is full of curiosities to discover or rediscover with your family. Appreciated by Napoleon, the castle has notably preserved the throne of the emperor as well as a majestic portrait of the Empress Josephine. In addition to Queen Marie-Antoinette's bed, which predates the French Revolution, you can also see more recent apartments dating back to the Second Empire and Napoleon III.
April to September every day except Tuesdays from 9:30 am to 6 pm
October to March every day except Tuesdays from 9:30 am to 5 pm
Opening hours of the courtyards and gardens :
November to February every day except Tuesdays from 9am to 5pm
March, April and October every day except Tuesdays from 9am to 6pm
May to September every day except Tuesdays from 9am to 7pm
Attention: Diana's garden and the English garden close 30 minutes and 1 hour respectively before the indicated times. In case of bad weather, the gardens can be closed.
Attention: The garden of Diane and the English garden close respectively 30 minutes and 1 hour before the indicated times. In case of bad weather, the gardens can be closed.
Cancellation conditions: tickets are non-refundable and cannot be cancelled.
Free lockers are available for strollers, metal baby carriers, bulky bags and umbrellas.
Free access to the Tour of the Grand Apartments with valid documents
Access to the park and gardens is free every day. A few steps away, you will find the Fontainebleau forest classified by UNESCO as a biosphere reserve. It is one of the most beautiful forests in France and an ideal place for walking, hiking or cycling.