Guided Tour of Vaux le Vicomte and Fontainebleau

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What To Expect

Get a chance to visit some of the most lavish castles in France. Admire the grandeur of the Vaux le Vicomte castle. Tour around the Fontainebleau castle and discover its grand rooms and extensive gardens.

Highlights

  • Visit the lavish Fontainebleau and Vaux Le Vicomte Castles

  • Learn about the histories of each castle with the help of a knowledgeable tour guide

  • Travel comfortably aboard a luxury airconditioned minibus during the trip

Specifications

Type:
Day Tour of the Vaux le Vicomte and the Fontainebleau Castle
Departs From:
Paris
Meeting Point:
2 Rue des Pyramides
Duration:
9 hours
Availability:
Product Code:
13139
Voucher info:
Paper voucher printout not required for this activity. You may show e-voucher from your mobile device.
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Description

Go on a day tour to discover some of the most extravagant structures built in France to act as residences for famous monarchs. During this tour, you will be taken back as far as the 12th century as you visit the Chateau de Fontainebleau and the Chateau de Vaux-le-Vicomte (16th century).

First in the itinerary is a tour of the Chateau de Vaux-le-Vicomte. This Castle was built between 1658 to 1661 by the best artists of the time (Le Notre, Le Vau, and Le Brun) for Nicolas Fouquet, the superintendent of finances of King Louis XIV. Some of the sites worth visiting in this castle are the its impressive gardens made by Andre le Notre (also responsible for the beautiful gardens of the Versailles Palace), the rooms of the King, the dining room, and the dungeons. This castle was also the set location of the film, The Man in the Iron Mask.

Lunch will be enjoyed in the restaurant located in the Vaux le Vicomte castle itself. You can also eat lunch outside, beside the ornate gardens that can make your meal even more special.

Next on the itinerary is a tour of the Chateau de Fontainebleau. This castle is considered a UNESCO World Heritage site and a national museum as well. French monarchs starting from Francis I to Napoleon III have resided in this chateau during their reign and time of death. Among the remarkable features of this castle are its lavish hallways, more than 1530 rooms, 130-hectare park, decorative ballroom, and immense theater. Admire the horseshoe-shaped staircase located at the entrance of the castle.

This tour will end with the transfers back to 2 Rue des Pyramides.

Includes

  • Luxury airconditioned minibus transportation

  • Tour Guide

  • Entrance tickets to the Fontainebleau and Vaux le Vicomte castles

Excludes

  • Meals and drinks

  • Personal expenses

  • Tips and gratuities

  • Optional activity costs

Please Note

  • Children 2 years old and below are free of charge.

  • Meeting point is at 2 Rue des Pyramides.

  • Please arrive at least 15 minutes before scheduled departure.

  • Participants must call the local tour operator to reconfirm tour at least 24 hours before scheduled departure.

  • Only paper vouchers will be accepted at the beginning of the tour.

Cancellation Policy

  • Free cancellation: 4 days or more prior to start date of activity.
  • 50% Cancellation Fee (50% reimbursement): 3 days prior to date of activity.
  • 100% Cancellation Fee (no reimbursement): 2 days or less prior to date of activity.

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