Château de Fontainebleau

Place du général de Gaulle - 77300 Fontainebleau

77 - Seine-et-Marne


The residence of 34 kings and two emperors, Fontainebleau is the only château that was lived in by every French monarch for almost eight centuries.
With 1500 rooms, it is one of the biggest châteaux in France, and the most furnished in Europe. Testimony to the life of the official and initimate courts of the monarchs across the centuries, it embodies better than anywhere else the French 'art de vivre'. Discover the Renaissance masterpieces commissioned by François I, the major projects of Henri IV, the refined decoration of Marie Antoinette, Napoleon I's apartment, the splendour of Napoleon III and Eugenie, etc.
Situated in a park of 130 hectares, the château spreads its architecture around four main courtyards and is at the heart of three historic gardens including the largest parterre in Europe (11 hectares), the work of André Le Nôtre.

Architectural style

  • Directoire
  • Empire
  • Louis Philippe
  • Louis XIII
  • Louis XIV
  • Louis XV
  • Louis XVI
  • Napoléon III
  • Renaissance
  • XIXè siècle


  • Architecture
  • Arts décoratifs
  • Arts graphiques
  • Boiseries
  • Bronzes
  • Décors intérieurs
  • Fresques
  • Histoire
  • Mobilier
  • Objets d'art
  • Peinture
  • Salles de réception
  • Salons privés
  • Sculpture
  • Tapisseries

Epoque des collections

  • Moyen Age (Ve - XVe)
  • Renaissance (XVe - XVIe)
  • Maniérisme (XVIe)
  • Baroque (XVIe - XVIIe)
  • Rococo (XVIIIe)
  • Néoclassicisme (XVIIIe - XIXe)


130 hectares of park and garden including the largest parterre in Europe, the work of André Le Nôtre, and an English garden. Open every day from 9am to 5pm (November-February), 9am-6pm (March, April and October) and 9am-7pm (May-September). The park is open every day, 24 hours. Entry is free.

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Services and facilities of the establishment

  • Educational activities
  • Gift shop
  • Bookshop
  • Member of the Paris Museum Pass
  • Car park/Parking
  • Coach park
  • Visitor tools
  • Free Wifi
  • Cloakroom

Languages spoken

  • English
  • German
  • Arabic
  • Chinese
  • Spanish
  • Italian
  • Japanese
  • Dutch
  • Polish
  • Portuguese
  • Russian
  • Czech

Documentation in a foreign language

  • English
  • German
  • Spanish
  • Italian
  • Portuguese
  • Dutch
  • Russian
  • Japanese
  • Chinese

Visitor tools

The Visioguide offers an audio tour, enriched with visuals and comments additional on rooms and works. Available in 11 languages: French, English, Spanish, German, Italian, Portuguese, Japanese, Russian, Chinese, Dutch and Polish. A version for 7-12 year olds is available in French, English, German, Spanish and Italian Single price: 4 € Rental at reception within the limit of the shelves available.

Educational activities

Workshops (2 hours long, for families): Adults: €15.50; Children: €8 (includes entry to the Grands Appartements). For more information on visiting with children see the website,

Coach park

Boulevard Magenta - free car park.

Entrance fees and modalities

Independent tour

Ticket for the Grands Appartements, including the Pope's apartment, the Renaissance rooms, the Saint-Saturnin chapel, the royal apartments, the Diana Gallery, Napoleon's inner apartment and the Napoleon Museum: €12 (Reduced rate: €10).
One hour before the château closes: €8 for everyone.

Group tour

Unguided visit: €9 per person, minimum of 20 people. More information on the website.


Free entry the first Sunday of the month (except in July and August).
Free for citizens of the European Union aged under 26 and primary or secondary school teachers (excluding temporary exhibitions).
Free for disabled visitors and an accompanying person, jobseekers and those receiving French welfare benefits.

Free for young people and children

Free for under 26s who are EU resisdents, and children (under 18).

Methods of payment

  • CB/Visa
  • Eurocard/Mastercard
  • Amex
  • Traveler's Cheques
  • Chèque Vacances

Closing times


Opening times

Wednesday to Monday: 9.30am-5pm (October to March) or 9.30am-6pm (April to September). Last entry 45 minutes before closing. Courtyards and gardens: every day, 9am-5pm (November to February), 9am-6pm (March, April and October) or 9am-7pm (May to September). Park: every day, 24 hours.

Exceptional opening

  • Easter
  • Easter Monday
  • Ascension Day
  • 8 May
  • Whitsuntide
  • Whit Monday
  • 14 July
  • 15 August
  • 1 November
  • 11 November

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Château de Fontainebleau

Place du général de Gaulle
77300 Fontainebleau

  • SNCF - Fontainebleau - Avon
  • Bus - 1
  • Shuttle bus from Paris, call PARISCityVISION on +33 (0)1 44 55 60 00 - The Imperial Berline, an electric tuk-tuk that accompanies visitors from Fontainebleau-Avon station to the Château de Fontainebleau, passing through the park and the Grand Parterre, available every day (besides tuesdays).

Offer adapted to disabled visitors

  • Hearing Hearing
  • Mental Mental
  • Physical Physical
  • Visual Visual

Access facilities

  • Adapted activities and visits
  • Free admission for disabled visitors on presentation of proof
  • Free admission for the accompanying person

Accessibility information

Access to the Grands Appartements for people with reduced mobility (no adapted toilets).
Activities and visits:
For people with sight impairments and hearing impairments (French Sign Language): Adapted visits for groups only. Contact: +33 (0) 1 60 71 50 75.

More details on accessibility

'Tourisme & Handicap' marked establishment

  • 'Tourisme & Handicap' mark
  • For hearing disability For hearing disability
  • For mental disability For mental disability

Chateau in the same district: 77 - Seine-et-Marne

Chateau in Paris and in the Paris Region: Chateau

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