Vaux-le-Vicomte, Fontainebleau & Barbizon Tour
Discover the beautiful castles of Ile de France!
First stop is Vaux le Vicomte Chateau - free time to enjoy the castle & gardens (chateau audioguides included). Onwards to the royal town of Fontainebleau, where you will lunch in one of best restaurants in town.
Unguided visit of Fontainebleau chateau & gardens, it's one of the most beautifully and ornately furnished chateaux in France. It was Napoleon's favourite, he declared the chateau to be "the true residence of kings, the house of the centuries". Fontainebleau chateau merits this title, no other castle in France can can claim to have accommodated 34 sovereigns.
The tour continues with a Visit the picturesque painters' village of Barbizon, take a leisurely stroll along the rue Grande, visit the Auberge Gann, the Museum of the Barbizon School of Painting. The video projection is a must see, it will make you see the fascinating history of Barbizon in a new light. Book now!
Vaux le Vicomte Chateau, Fontainebleau & Barbizon Tour
- From 9 March 2014 to October 2014
- Duration approx. 8 hours, daily excl Tuesdays at 08.30am
- Paris hotel pick up & return
- English speaking Chauffeur Guide
- Generally a minimum of 4 passengers is required
- The Vaux le Vicomte, Fontainebleau & Barbizon tour is available in: English, Spanish & French
- Entrances included
- Lunch included
- Children under 4 - no charge
- Adult 198 euros, Child (4-10) 135 euros
Our guided tours are carried out in full comfort air-conditioned minibuses & people carriers - larger groups, please consult our Paris Group Tour section.
All tour details/prices are for pick ups in the Paris area. Duration, prices and pick up times will change for other locations. Types of payment accepted:
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Did You Know?
Vaux le Vicomte Chateau
Vaux le Vicomte is one of the last castles constructed by the noblesse de robe (nobility earned through administrative or legal posts) in Ile de France during the first half of the 17C. It is also one of the rare chateaux that survives intact to this day; even the grounds remain almost untouched. It is a good example of the period that preceded the reign of Louis XIV.
The King's visit to Vaux le Vicomte during the famous festivities given in 1661, in his honour by Nicolas Fouquet undoubtedly influenced the transformation of the modest chateau of Versailles, where the court then resided. Louis XIV wanted to demonstrate his power & immortalise his fame at Versailles, just as Fouquet, the surintendant of finance, did at Vaux.
Those who worked to magnify the reputation of the bourgeois gentleman Fouquet glorified the absolute figure of the Sun King.
By Francois Robichon