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.
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.
Luxury airconditioned minibus transportation
Meals and drinks
Tips and gratuities
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.
I wish to make special mention of the driver we had yesterday to Vaux-Le-Vicomte & Fontainbleu.nHis driving was impeccable; no speeding or rushing Amber lights. He was curteous to other drivers & I felt totally relaxed in his company. So good to be able to feel totally safe when someone else is driving.nPlease give him my feedback.nThe whole day was most enjoyable nThank you.
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I wish to make special mention of the driver we had yesterday to Vaux-Le-Vicomte & Fontainbleu.nHis driving was impeccable; no... speeding or rushing Amber lights. He was curteous to other drivers & I felt totally relaxed in his company. So good to be able to feel totally safe when someone else is driving.nPlease give him my feedback.nThe whole day was most enjoyable nThank you. more
Very good experience
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The tour was arranged quite well, with enough time to go through each house with the audio tours. Found the history of Vaux le Vic...omte especially interesting. People wanting to understand the story behind Versailles should definitely visit Vaux le Vicomte as well. more
We enjoyed the tour very much to our entire satisfaction even though the weather was a lttle hot in summer. I would recommend a tr...ip to Vaux le Vicomte to those people, who has a plan to visit Versailles Palace, as a warming-up learning course. more
Vaux Le Vicomte was lovely. The setting with woods surrounding it and a tree lined avenue to reach it was the perfect setting. I w...ould have liked a bit more time there so you need to pace yourself accordingly. Was not as impressed with Fountainebleau. It has a town right at the gates and when I visited it there was a lot of restoration work taking place which detracted from it. The gardens however were lovely. more
Loved my day trip. Will have to do it again. Didn't have enough time to totally enjoy Fontainbleau
very nice trip
Very god and organizade!
Any cancellations made between 3 business days (22:00:00 local time) to 2 business days (22:00:00 local time) prior to the activity will be subject to a charge of 50% of the total amount.
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