A guided tour with private transportation of the grand old chateau in the French countryside
A great guided visit that combines Fontainebleau chateaux and Vaux le Vicomte outside Paris. If you wanted a more relaxed, less crowded and impressive collection, you will surely fall in love with this tour.
We start the tour at 9 AM hotel pickup. It's gonna be a 50-km drive from Paris to Fontainebleau. Once we have arrived at the palace, we'll pass the queues with skip-the-line tickets I booked in advance. It serves as an important historical event and has been a sovereign residence for 8 centuries. The highlight of the tour is the impressive Gallery of Francis I.
Then we'll head to Barbizon for lunch where I will show you this interesting village with a high artistic value.
Continue the tour to Vaux le Vicomte. Drive around 40 minutes and visit the 17th-century peculiar construction. The highlight here is the incredible gardens designed by Andre le Notre.
If you plan to do this tour on a Saturday during summer, I can arrange a candlelight visit during the night followed by fireworks in the gardens!
- Fontainebleau Castle and Gardens
- Vaux le Vicomte Castle and Gardens
- The village of Barbizon
Meeting Point + Tour Duration
Meeting Point Options: Hotel, Suggested by Guide: Should book within any hotel in Paris only.
Duration: 9 hours 30 min.
Mercedes Viano 2014 8 seater.
Estimated Local Cash Needed
30 Euros - meals
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What a complete pleasure this full day tour was. Gustavo was on time (actually early) and trip return was about 9.5 hours later. All comfortable in car. Started with Fountainebleau, then lunch in village of Barbizon, then to Vaux le Viscompte. I was able to really understand the history here with Gustavo's information. I was able to ask all the questions I needed. His restaurant recommendation was great (ate at La Boheme). HIGHLY RECOMMEND this wonderful experience.