Excursion à Fontainebleau et Vaux-le-Vicomte

Day tour to Fontainebleau and Vaux-le-Vicomte

A chance to discover two of the region’s most handsome châteaux: Vaux-le-Vicomte, with its classic French gardens, and the majestic Fontainebleau, set in the heart of the forest.

  1. What to see and do
  2. Guided tours and excursions
  3. Day tour to Fontainebleau and Vaux-le-Vicomte


Prepare for a royal day out. Departing from Paris, you’ll head first to the Château de Vaux-le-Vicomte, a masterpiece of mid-17th-century classical architecture that inspired Versailles. Commissioned by Nicolas Fouquet, the Superintendent of Finance under Louis XIV, the estate is the work of three talented artists: the landscape gardener André Le Nôtre, the architect Louis Le Vau and the painter and decorator Charles Le Brun. Over the course of your audio-guided visit, you will discover Fouquet’s private apartments, the ceremonial rooms, the castle’s great kitchen and its vaulted cellars. Make time for a walk around the formal French-style gardens, whose focal point is a splendid axis that stretches over three kilometres and commands a magnificent view.

Fontainebleau, a jewel in the forest

After lunch on the vast lawns of Vaux-le-Vicomte or at the castle restaurant, it’ll be time to head to the Château de Fontainebleau (about 45 minutes away by luxury coach). One of the French sovereigns’ most beautiful residences, figures from François I to Napoleon III all left their marks here. Equipped with an audio-guide, take your time visiting the richly furnished palace, whose unmissable features include Napoleon I’s throne and the celebrated horseshoe-shaped staircase. Don’t forget to visit the private apartments, before admiring the vast park that surrounds the château, as well as its three charming gardens.

Tour duration: 9 hours

Back to tab description

Community facilities

Access and contact

2, rue des Pyramides
75001 Paris 1er

Days and opening hours

All year round.


  • Adult: from 105 €.


Spoken languages

  • French
Back to tab informations

2, rue des Pyramides
75001 Paris 1er

  • Copyright image:
  • CRT IDF/Tripelon-Jarry