The Palace of Fontainebleau is unique. The events that took place there, the construction of its buildings, the decoration of its apartments and its furniture are all valuable testimonies of eight centuries of French history. Visits of the Palace, its apartments, its courtyards and its gardens brim with architectural and artistic history.
About the Palace of Fontainebleau
Château de Fontainebleau
Website - tel : 01 60 71 50 70.
The Palace of Fontainebleau has accommodations for visitors with disabilities.
Visit of the Grands Appartements and Napoleon I Museum
Full price / reduced price: €12 / €10. Free for EU citizens under 26 years old and for non-EU citizens under 18 years old.
The most interesting way to visit the Palace.
Audio guide in 11 languages included.
Visioguide rental (11 languages): €4. The visioguide offers an audio tour, enriched with visuals and additional comments on the rooms and works.
Visit of the musée chinois de l’Impératrice (the Chinese Museum)
Price: €3 / free for children- 12 years old, in addition to the admission fee including the HistoPad, from 12 years old.
HistoPad available in 12 languages.
An hour before closing, unique price : €8.
Free general admission the first Sunday of each month (except in July and August).
Opening Time of the Palace of Fontainebleau
Open every day except Tuesday. October through March: 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. ; April through September: 9:30 a.m. to 6 p.m.
The courtyards and gardens
Open daily. November through February: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. ; March, April and October: 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. From May through September: 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. The Jardin de Diane and the Jardin Anglais close 30 minutes and 1 hour, respectively, before the closing times indicated.
The park is open all day, every day.
Guided tours at the Palace of Fontainebleau
Full price/ reduced price: €7/ €5.
Buying a ticket for a guided tour entitles the visitor to a reduced rate for access to the Grands Appartements. Reservation not required.
For example: guided Tour "Fontainebleau sous le Second Empire" (Fontainebleau under the Second Empire), guided tour of the Petits Appartements (Small Apartments), guided tour of the Théâtre Impérial " (Imperal Theatre)...
Possibility of themed tours (arts, historical characters, lifestyle ...).
Information, tel : 01 60 71 50 60
Family visits (in English on request)
Adult Price: €17 / child price: €5, entrance to the castle included.
Enquête au château (Investigation at the Palace) : Secret passages and hidden rooms: a journey in search of treasure. Fun and educational.
A l’écoute de l’histoire (Listening to history): Discovery of historical events at the palace.
Visits for Children at the Palace of Fontainebleau
A visioguide for children 7-12 years old. (available in 5 languages)
One game booklet is available on request at the reception of the castle: “Les jardins du château” (The Palace Gardens), for 10 years old and up.
Strollers and rear baby carriers are prohibited in the Palace (free lockers are available for storage). Frontal baby carriers are available in the cloakroom. Changing tables are available in the restrooms.