Fontainebleau Castle - Open ticket
Visit whenever you want thanks to the open ticket
Discover Napoleon’s appartement
Take a rest in the huge park
Discover the remarkable Renaissance Fontainebleau castle which is only one hour away from Paris by train. Built during the reign of François 1st, the castle’s shape will keep being transformed during the reigns of the several kings. Napoleon Bonaparte chose this amazing castle as the place to rule in 1804.
Hunting area during the Middle Ages, Fontainebleau castle became more popular and known during the reign of François I and also Henry IV of France. While the different kings ruled, the castle turned into an amazing building with more than 1500 rooms where dances, plays and even fireworks took place! Not only the wedding of Louis XV and Marie Leszczyńska in 1725 but also the abdication of Napoleon I. He also lived there, as did his nephew, Napoleon III. Enjoy the Napoleon museum after walking through the Renaissance rooms and learn more about French history!
Take a rest at the park of 13 hectares after a nice visit to the castle and boat on the Étang aux Carpes, the Caps ponds. Famous for the gardens of Versailles castle, André Le Nôtre also added his characteristics to the Grand Parterre. Don’t miss the Diane Garden, the former Queen’s private garden, with its impressive trees. Even if Napoleon didn’t like the English Garden, one was designed as it was very fashionable.
Château de Fontainebleau, Place Charles de Gaulle, 77300 Fontainebleau
Good to know
This is not a guided visit.
This is an open ticket. You can visit whenever you want during the opening hours of the castle
The castle is open from 9:30 am until 6 pm from April until September (last entry at 5:15 pm) and from 9:30 am until 5 pm from October until March (last entry: 4:15 pm).
The castle is closed every Tuesday, January 1st, May 1st and December 25th.
- Free for children (0-17 years old) and students of EU (18-25 years old)
This activity is non-cancellable and non-refundable.
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