Guided Tour of Napoleon’s Fontainebleau castle

You look for a trip out of Paris to the country side ? You want to visit one of the preferred places of Napoleon, which is also one of the most famous castles in France ?

This trip to Fontainebleau drives you to the discovery of one of the most emblematic castles in France. Walking among its collection, its gardens and different rooms of the castle, you discover some objects that were parts of Napoleon’s life.
Guided Tour of Napoleon’s Fontainebleau castle

Guided Tour of Napoleon’s Fontainebleau castle: History

Fontainebleau is a Renaissance castle, located 60km from Paris. The castle is a former residence of the Kings of France. Damaged during the Revolution, the castle is renovated by Napoleon, who builds there 40 apartments for his court. Hence, during his reign, the castle hosts twice a week some play and opera shows.

Fontainebleau is also a politic place, as you can see in the throne room and in the Emperor’s work cabinet : the palace hosts the Pope Pie VII during his “stay” in France, and this also where Napoleon signs his abdication (6th of April 1814). On the 20th of April, after having attempted to commit suicide, Napoleon makes his famous farewell speech in the “Cours des Adieux” : “ Soldiers, continue to serve France, its happiness was my only wish ! For 20 years now […] you have always behaved with bravery and loyalty ! “
Guided Tour of Napoleon’s Fontainebleau castle

Why booking the Guided Tour of Napoleon’s Fontainebleau castle

The guide drives you out of Paris to the castle and takes you back to your hotel. You have a priority access : you skip the line at the entrance ! Visit the gardens of a former residence of the French Kings.

Guided Tour of Napoleon’s Fontainebleau castle : details

The guided Tour is 2 hours long. Transport : 3 hours.

Guided Tour of Napoleon’s Fontainebleau castle : book now

Each Private Guided Tour is custom-tailored and different : prices start at 259€ per group (up to 4 persons).

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Guided Tour of Napoleon’s Fontainebleau castle : testimonials

M. Vest (USA) :
« Overall the tour was fine. Our guide arrived on time and drove us safely to the Chateau. His English was very good and easily understood. There was a special event going on that day and we were fortunate to see a few additional rooms not normally open to the public. Our tour of the Petits Appartements had to be at the end of the tour. Our only small complaint was this tour was in French with a large group and Mr Ziemmann could not translate for us until after the guide finished her lengthily presentation. He would then sum it up in one sentence, so we did not get much out of that part of the tour. However, they did not charge us for the tour of the Petits Appartements so that offsets our small concern. The brief stop in Barbizon was nice. We would recommend your agency to anyone wishing to learn more about Napoleon. »