Set in 130 hectares of parks and gardens and a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1981, the Palace of Fontainebleau is opening its gates to lovers of all things art and history.
Fontainebleau was a sovereign residence for eight centuries: the Houses of Capet, Valois, Bourbon, Bonaparte and Orléans together left more than 1,500 pieces in this palace.
A visit to Fontainebleau is therefore a chance to see exceptional French historical items, art and architecture up close.
Dates and hours
Open every day except Tuesday; Closed on 25 December, 1 January, and 1 May.
October to March: 9:30 to 17:00
April to September: 9:30 to 18:00
Last admission: 45 minutes before closing.
Tickets and pricing
Ticket valid for 12 months from the date of purchase.
Ticket valid for the full day of your visit. You are free to enter and exit the castle multiple times during its opening hours.
Tickets to the castle include access to the Grands Appartements, the Napoleon I Museum and temporary exhibitions.
Free admission (via the ticket office) for:
EU residents aged under 26
non-EU residents aged under 18
disabled persons and disabled veterans (and their carer)
jobseekers and income support beneficiaries
Pass Education holders
history of art students and teachers.
Free admission on the first Sunday of every month (excluding July and August).