Travel to the home of France's royalty since the Middle Ages, with its richness, complexity, and power to surprise, the magnificent castle of Fontainebleau sums up the history of France.
-Skip the lines means more time inside Fontainebleau home of France's royalty since the Middle Ages
-View Napoleon's apartments and François Ier Gallery, one of the most beautiful galleries in France
-Wander through the Chateau's gardens and Stroll through the Grand Park
-Discover Barbizon the village of painters on your way back with this private guided tour
After a 1 hour 15 minute drive with your private English-speaking driver, you will arrive in Fontainebleau, Because of so many royalties and sovereigns who lived there (including a Pope), Napoleon Ist named it "La Maison des Siècles / The House of Ages, the true home of Kings".
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It has been the sovereign’s residence for eight centuries. Capétiens, Valois, Bourbons, Bonaparte, and Orléans, have lived within these walls. From Francis I (the castle was his favorite residence) to Napoleon III, each sovereign left a unique mark in the structure and on its grounds.
Enjoy the treasures preserved at Fontainebleau Castle, the royal residence from the 12th century. Visit Napoleon's apartments on the first floor, where you can see a lock of his hair. See the decor of the François I Gallery, one of the most beautiful galleries in France. View the Trinity Chapel, the King's bedroom, and Throne Room, the only remaining Throne Room in France retaining its original furniture.
The park, created during the reign of Henry IV, foreshadowed the Grand Canal of Versailles to be created sixty years later. Enjoy some free time to wander through the Chateau's gardens. Discover the English Garden, formerly the Pine Garden, and visit the mirror-like Carp Pond.
You will be able to walk through the forest, which was a magnificent hunting ground at ancient times, and to stop at the typical village of Barbizon, which inspired landscape painters such as Corot and Millet. The village has kept its charming appeal with houses made of stone and ivy, and the gardens full of roses. It definitely remains the “village of Painters”.
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-Meet at your place of stay in Paris.
Departing from Paris, visit the most beautiful Normandy villages like the former seaside resort of Deauville, the calmer Trouville and the picturesque fishing village of Honfleur with its half-timbered facades and narrow streets.DETAILS