Fontainebleau & Vaux le Vicomte castles guided tour
Book a private guided tour of the Fontainebleau and Vaux le Vicomte castles: Vaux inspired Louis the XIVth to build his own castle in Versailles.
The castle of Vaux le Vicomte is the architectural masterpiece created under Nicolas Fouquet, Louis XIV's superintendent of finances by three great artists: the talents of the architect Le Vau, the painter and decorator Le Brun and the garden designer Le Nôtre.
Vaux was the tragic setting for the downfall of Fouquet, a faithful minister who paid the price of life imprisonment accused of an embezzlement he did not commit, victim of the jealousy of King Louis XIV and also because he went a little too far in bestowing lavish hospitality on his guests.
For a period of ten years under Fouquet's protection, Vaux was also a haven for leading French artists. Writers, poets, painters, and sculptors gave the best of their talents to the glory of Vaux.
In the afternoon visit the castle of Fontainebleau: Sovereign residence for eight centuries with your expert English-speaking licensed tour guide.
The Capétiens, Valois, Bourbons, Bonaparte and Orléans, all members of French ruling dynasties, have lived within these walls. Kings and Queens, Emperors and Empresses have all striven to make their own improvements to the château built around the original keep. The estate quickly became a huge palace in which many momentous historical events have been played out. Fontainebleau was Napoleon's favourite residence. In 1814 he resigned there and bade farewell to his troops before going into exile to Elba.
We only give private tours (no shared/semi-private tours).
Please contact us first before booking online to make sure we have the availability.
Tour available :
- every day except Tuesdays between April 1 and November 2
- during the week ends only between November 3 and March 31
The Fontainebleau castle is closed :
- Tuesdays, January 1st, May 1st and December 25th and between Monday-Friday during the winter
|Fontainebleau & Vaux le Vicomte tour rate:|
- Pick up & drop off in Paris
- Guided tour with our licensed guide
- Entrance tickets in both castles
All our prices are in euros & per vehicle/party
(not per person)
Mercedes van 1-7 guests
With a driver-guide
Price per party/group (not per person):
Entrance tickets included
850€ flat rate (1-2 guests)
925€ flat rate (3-4 guests)
990€ flat rate (5-6 guests)
1100€ flat rate ( 7 guests)
Mercedes Sprinter bus 1-17 guests
With a driver & a licensed tour guide
Price: 1390€ flat rate (1-17 psgr)
+ entrance tickets (28 € per adult not included )
For more information
please call us at +33 6 24 89 24 12
Please make sure to contact us before
to check our availability.
Pick up time : 8:00am -8:30am
Tour duration: 9 hours