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Palace of Fontainebleau visit

Until 12/31/2019


Set in 130 hectares of parks and gardens and a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1981, the Palace of …

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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.

Practical information

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).


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