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Tours in France - Fontainebleau & Barbizon - F

Tour Code:


Tour Price:

$107 (USD)

Tour Duration:

5 hours


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The Tour (Tour Code: F)

The Fontainebleau palace, lavishly built and furnished in Renaissance period style was used as a hunting residence by the French Kings. Situated in the heart of one of France's most beautiful forests, Fontainebleau was the favorite residence of the French Kings and emperors from Fran?ois I to Napol?on III. Napol?on Bonaparte named Fontainebleau "La demeure des si?cles" (the residence of centuries) in reference to the large variety of architectural and decoration styles in the palace. This tour also includes a brief stop at the Barbizon village located just outside Fontainebleau and a popular meeting point for painters and writers in the XIX century. Ideal opportunity for exploring the Ile de France region in greater details in terms of countryside, forests, provincial villages (eg.Barbizon) and castles used as Royal hunting residences.

Tour duration: 5 hours

Tour price: $107 USD (per person)


We cross the southern districts of Paris as far as the Porte d'Orl?ans and cross the Ile de France to take the Autoroute du Soleil (motorway of the sun) as far as Fontainebleau. Our tour begins with a guided visit of the castle (Napoleon's apartments were recently restored and are included in our visit). Barbizon has been known as an artistic centre since the 19th century when J-F Millet and R-L Stevenson lived there. On leaving Fontainebleau we cross a small section of the famous Fontainebleau forest before making a short stop at Barbizon still occupied by artists workshops and antique shops of yesteryear.


English, French, Italian, Spanish

Departure Times

Mar 23 to Oct 31

1.45pm on Monday, Wednesday and Saturday except Mar 24, May 12, Jul 14, Aug 15;

Nov 1 to Mar 22

1:45pm on Wednesday and Saturday except Nov 01, Dec 24-31

Included in the tour

  • Return transport in luxury air conditioned coach. Entrance to Fontainebleau castle. The services of a licensed multilingual guide.


  • For clients with limited time, this tour offers similar charm and atmosphere to our Loire Valley castle visits.
  • Opportunity not just to gain information on this significant period in French history but on architectural and decoration styles and concepts.
  • Suited to clients interested in exploring the Ile de France region.
  • All our visits to the castle are reserved in advance, clients do not have to queue to enter.

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Fontainebleau & Barbizon - F

Fontainebleau & Barbizon - F