Visit the Vaux le Vicomte and Fontainebleau castles and explore their gardens!
Vaux-le-Vicomte was built by Nicolas Fouquet, a minister of Louis XIV. It was a masterpiece of elegance and modernity. It was Vaux-le-Vicomte that inspired Louis XIV to build Versailles. Take an audioguided tour of the castle and visit its French gardens created by Le Notre.
Surrounded by 130 hectares of parks and gardens, Fontainebleau is a royal castle that is home to important collections of furniture, paintings and other works of art. This castle has been listed as a Unesco World Heritage site since 1981. Here you will go on an audioguided tour of the castle and will have free time to visit the gardens designed by Francois I.
09:15 - Departure from Paris to Vaux-le-Vicomte
10:00 - Arrival at Vaux-le-Vicomte
13:30 - Departure from Vaux-le-Vicomte to Fontainebleau
14:00 - Arrival at Fontainebleau
17:00 - Departure from Fontainebleau to Paris
18:15 - Estimated arrival time in Paris
Vaux le Vicomte: recorded commentary in French, English, German, Italian, Spanish, Russian, Japanese
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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Vaux Le Vicomte Castle
A masterpiece of mid-17th Century classical architecture, the château and its grounds were created by three talented artists working for Nicolas Fouquet, a rich, high-ranking French official and Louis XIV's superintendent of finances.
Dating back as far as the 12th Century, it was one of the residences of the rulers of France from the reigns of Francis I to Napoleon III. Mediaeval, Renaissance and classical in style, several kings have left their mark on the château's history and construction.
Tour ends in Paris
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Audio guide is available in Chinese, Dutch, English, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Polish, Russian and Spanish.
Frequently Asked Questions
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
I have booked several times trips with City-discovery and I have been really happy. This time I booked the Fountainbleau while on ...vacation. I cannot print it. Is it Ok to show my booking on my iPad.? more
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!
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