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Fontainebleau & Vaux le Vicomte Chateaux Day Trip from Paris

See two magnificent French castles – Vaux le Vicomte and Château Fontainebleau – on a day trip from Paris! Audio-guided tours at each site are included, so you’ll learn about the castles’ history and art, as well as the eccentric royals who once called the places home. Enjoy free time to explore the castles’ gardens, seeing the grandiose fountains, lakes and monuments that characterized palace grounds during the Renaissance and Baroque eras.

per adult from

$149

AUD

Duration

9 hours

Voucher

Mobile ticket

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  • What's included :
    • Air-conditioned vehicle
    • Audioguided Vaux-le-Vicomte Castle with a new immersive experience in 3D ( if Audio Option selected)
    • Access to the dome of the Vaux-le-Vicomte Castle & free Time in the French Gardens
    • Period costume rentals for children to transport them back to the 17th centur
    • Audioguided visit of the Castle of Fontainebleau ( if option selected )
    • Free time Visit of the Gardens at your leisure
    • Entry/Admission - Chateau de Vaux-le-Vicomte
    • Entry/Admission - Chateau de Fontainebleau
    What's excluded :
    • Hotel pickup and drop-off
    • Gratuities
    • Food and drinks
  • This is a typical itinerary for this product

    Stop At: Place des Pyramides, Rue de Rivoli, 75001 Paris France

    Meet at our central located agency in Paris facing Joan of Arc golden statue on a horse

    Duration: 30 minutes

    Pass By: Le Styx, Riviere des Enfers, Vaux-le-Vicomte, 77950 Maincy France

    On board a luxury coach, you will drive to southeast and reach Vaux le Vicomte ( approx,35-miles (55-km))

    Stop At: Chateau de Vaux-le-Vicomte, 77950 Maincy France

    Its star attraction is the Vaux le Vicomte Castle – the impressive Baroque chateau that allegedly inspired the Palace of Versailles – so hop off your coach and head inside for your audio-guided tour.When you arrive, you are free to explore independently using your provided audio guide. See elaborate interiors and vaulted cellars, and learn about the man behind this massive home, Nicholas Fouquet, who was King Louis XIV’s minister of finance. After Fouquet commissioned Vaux le Vicomte to be designed by a top architect, the king felt upstaged and threw the minister in jail. When you’re finished inside, walk outside to discover the castle’s 99 acres (40 hectares) of grounds made up of fountains, flowerbeds and sprawling lawns. If you’re hungry, grab some lunch from the onsite café (own expense) before returning to the coach.



    Duration: 2 hours

    Pass By: Fontainebleau Forest (Foret de Fontainebleau), Fontainebleau France

    Then at 1.15/1.30pm,make your way south to Château de Fontainebleau, the only royal castle in France to be continuously inhabited for more than 700 years.

    Pass By: Tourist Fontainebleau, 4 B Place de la Republique, 77300, Fontainebleau France

    With its Renaissance architecture, ceiling frescos, 15th-century furniture and detailed wood carvings, this World Heritage site is a great alternative to visiting Versailles. Tour the building independently via the audio guide, listening to tales about the French royalty who once lived here.



    Stop At: Chateau de Fontainebleau, Pl. du General-de-Gaulle, 77300, Fontainebleau France

    Château Fontainebleau. The only royal castle to be continuously inhabited for over seven centuries, Fontainebleau is one of the country’s more exceptional palaces – deservedly taking a place on the UNESCO World Heritage Site list

    Tour the building independently via the audio guide, listening to tales about the French royalty who once lived here. Château de Fontainebleau is also home to extensive gardens and lakes, so take time to wander the grounds



    Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes

    Pass By: 1st Arrondissement, Entre Rues Etienne Marcel, des Petits Champs, Daniele Casanova, des Capucines et Quais des Tuileries, Francois Miterrand, du Louvre, de La Megisserie, 75001 Paris France

    You will return in Paris at 6.30PM

  • Departure Point :
    2 Rue des Pyramides, 75001 Paris, France
    Departure Time :
    9:15 AM
    Return Detail :
    Returns to original departure point
    Hotel Pickup :
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Near public transportation
    • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
    • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
    • The access to the dome of the Vaux-le-Vicomte Castle is reserved to people over 1.35 m
    • Costume rentals for children at the entrance of the Vaux-le-Vicomte Castle
    • Departure from Vaux-le-Vicomte to Fontainebleau: 1.30 pm
    • Departure from Fontainebleau: 5.00 pm
    • Arrival in Paris around 6:15 pm
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 8 travelers
    • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
    • Face masks required for guides in public areas
    • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
    • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
    • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
    • Guides required to regularly wash hands
    • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
    • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
  • You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

Language

English - Audio

Age Req.

-

Fitness Req.

None

Group Size

9

Organised by Paris CityVision

Activity ID: V-2050FVN

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