The magnificent Château du Fontainebleau has been the main summer residence for French Monarchs for hundreds of years. Starting life as a hunting lodge in the 12th century, it was replaced by a Renaissance-style château in 1538 and subsequently enlarged by a succession of kings.

Napoleon famously described the Château de Fontainebleau as, "the work of centuries, the home of kings". He signed his first abdication here in 1814 and took leave of his army in the courtyard.

The interior of this stunning château is truly remarkable. Successive kings have left their marks on the furnishing, décor, paintings, tapestries and beautiful objects over the years, resulting in an overall feel of seemingly endless galleries, halls and boudoirs, each more sumptuous than the last.

With a Paris Pass you can visit the Château de Fontainebleau for FREE – that’s a fantastic saving of over 5 Euros. Also, your Paris Pass will give you free access to over another 60 top museums, galleries, monuments and popular tourist sights in Paris

Take a stroll through the château’s beautiful, famous gardens in both the French and English styles, and enjoy a stress free sightseeing trip to Paris.

Make the most of your Paris Pass:

The opening and closure times may change. For updated timings, please check the official attraction page.

Image © Château de Fontainebleau / Marine Lejeune

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The best idea ever! No line ups, subway passes, museum passes! Having the Paris pass was a terrific! We weren't familiar with Paris and by having the 2 day hop on, hop off pass, it enabled us to get the lay of the land first! The subway pass was terrific as you go can anywhere! We took a beautiful river boat cruise down the Seine! The best part of the pass was getting into all of the museums without lining up!! The line ups were really long and it was really hot, so walking to the front and just going in paid off royally!!
Karen Davie from Canada

Fabulous! The Paris Pass was great to have on hand during our trip. We only had 5 days, and with 3 children in tow, we wanted to keep things moving as much as possible. We would absolutely recommend utilizing The Paris Pass. In order to get the most out of it, I would encourage you to carefully look through the guidebook so that you can plan out a general guideline to follow for your trip to make sure that you are using all of the opportunities. Enjoy!
Jodie Porteous from Canada

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April - Sept:
Monday 09.30 - 17.00
Tuesday Closed
Wednesday 09.30 - 17.00
Thursday 09.30 - 17.00
Friday 09.30 - 17.00
Saturday 09.30 - 17.00
Sunday 09.30 - 17.00
Last Admission: 45mins before closing

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Address:

Château de Fontainebleau 77300 Fontainebleau

Telephone:

+33 1 60 71 50 70

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