FONTAINEBLEAU & VAUX LE VICOMTE PRIVATE TOUR
Book a Fontainebleau and Vaux le Vicomte guided tour. Vaux le Vicomte castle inspired Louis the 14th 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 you will visit the castle of Fontainebleau which was a sovereign residence for eight centuries with your expert English-speaking licensed tour guide.
The Capetiens, Valois, Bourbons, Bonaparte and Orleans, 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
The Fontainebleau castle is also closed on January 1st, May 1st & December 25th
The Vaux de Vicomte castle is closed between Jan 1-March 24 & betw Nov 6th-24th
|Fontainebleau & Vaux le Vicomte full day tour
- Pick up & drop off in Paris
- private guided tour with a licensed guide
- Entrance tickets in both castles
All our prices are in euros & per vehicle/party (not per person)
Pick up time : 8:00-8:30am. Tour duration: 9 hours
Mercedes van (7 seater) or equivalent
With a licensed tour guide driving
Price per party/group (not per person):
Entrance tickets included
7 persons 825€
3 persons 860€
4 persons 890€
5 persons 950€
6 persons 980€
7 persons 1015€
Mercedes Sprinter bus 17 seater with driver & tour guide
Price: 1390€ flat rate + entrance tickets
Please make sure to contact us before to check our availability.