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Skip the Line Tickets to Château de Fontainebleau

from €14
€13.90

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Extended validity
Instant confirmation
Mobile ticket
Flexible duration
  • Save time and energy with your skip-the-line entry tickets, allowing you to waltz up to the front of the line effortlessly like the royals would have done!
  • Explore 'the true home of kings', Château de Fontainebleau, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, the only royal and imperial palace to have been continuously inhabited for 8 centuries.
  • Gasp at the castle’s remarkable horseshoe-shaped staircase, stunning galleries, and guest apartments and gain access to the Napolean I Museum.
  • Sneak a peek at Marie Antoinette's bed, Napoleon's throne, François Gérard's 1807 portrait of Empress Josephine, and more.
  • With over 1500 rooms and 130 lush acres of parkland and gardens, you will have much to see and absorb at your own pace.
  • Save time and energy with your skip-the-line entry tickets, allowing you to waltz up to the front of the line effortlessly like the royals would have done!
  • Explore 'the true home of kings', Château de Fontainebleau, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, the only royal and imperial palace to have been continuously inhabited for 8 centuries.
  • Gasp at the castle’s remarkable horseshoe-shaped staircase, stunning galleries, and guest apartments and gain access to the Napolean I Museum.
  • Sneak a peek at Marie Antoinette's bed, Napoleon's throne, François Gérard's 1807 portrait of Empress Josephine, and more.
  • With over 1500 rooms and 130 lush acres of parkland and gardens, you will have much to see and absorb at your own pace.

Inclusions

  • Skip-the-line ticket to Château de Fontainebleau
  • Access to the

Exclusions

  • Audio guide
  • Live guide
  • Access to the Chinese museum
  • Tip: Be sure to carve out some time to stroll around the formal gardens, which feature lakes and sculptures.
  • These tickets can't be cancelled. However, you can use them any time until 1 July, 2026.
  • These tickets are valid until 1 July, 2026.
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Day Trips

From Paris: Vaux-le-Vicomte & Fontainebleau Full-Day Tour with Optional Guide

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Mobile ticket
9 hr.
Audio guide
Transfers included
  • Experience a full day of French history by visiting 2 awe-inspiring castles, Vaux-le-Vicomte and Fontainebleau, with comfy AC transfers from Paris.
  • Explore Vaux-le-Vicomte's opulent state rooms and halls, and don't forget the 360° view from its dome – an architectural marvel in its own right.
  • Enrich your experience with a multilingual audio guide or a surround sound 3D experience. Kids, get ready to play dress-up and dive into history.
  • Fontainebleau, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, invites exploration with over 1500 rooms, Napoleon I's throne, and the famous horseshoe-shaped staircase.
  • Soak in the beauty of Vaux-le-Vicomte's meticulously manicured greenery and Fontainebleau's majestic fountains, each an epitome of peace and grandeur.
  • Upgrade your tickets to include an experienced and professional guide who will share stories about the castles and French history.
  • Experience a full day of French history by visiting 2 awe-inspiring castles, Vaux-le-Vicomte and Fontainebleau, with comfy AC transfers from Paris.
  • Explore Vaux-le-Vicomte's opulent state rooms and halls, and don't forget the 360° view from its dome – an architectural marvel in its own right.
  • Enrich your experience with a multilingual audio guide or a surround sound 3D experience. Kids, get ready to play dress-up and dive into history.
  • Fontainebleau, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, invites exploration with over 1500 rooms, Napoleon I's throne, and the famous horseshoe-shaped staircase.
  • Soak in the beauty of Vaux-le-Vicomte's meticulously manicured greenery and Fontainebleau's majestic fountains, each an epitome of peace and grandeur.
  • Upgrade your tickets to include an experienced and professional guide who will share stories about the castles and French history.

Inclusions

  • Full-day tour of Vaux-le-Vicomte Castle & Castle of Fontainebleau
  • Round-trip AC transfers from Paris
  • Entry to the Castle of Fontainebleau
  • Audio guide at the Castle of Fontainebleau in French, English, Spanish, Italian, German, Russian, Japanese, Chinese, Dutch, Portuguese, & Polish (optional)
  • Entry to Vaux-le-Vicomte Castle
  • Access to any 1 (optional):

  • Access to the dome of the Vaux-le-Vicomte Castle (optional)
  • Period costume rentals for children (optional)
  • Professional guide (optional)

Fontainebleau Castle

  • Tip: Wear comfortable walking shoes as these castles and their gardens are vast and require quite a bit of walking.
  • This castle is accessible by wheelchair. The Diana and English Gardens are accessible. However, access to other gardens is challenging due to cobblestones.
  • Wheelchairs on rent and a lift are available at the venue.
  • Special toilets are located in the reception areas upon request from staff.

Vaux-le-Vicomte

  • Tip: Don't forget to sample some of the delicious French cuisine available at the on-site restaurants or cafes.
  • This experience is accessible by wheelchair.
  • A disabled access ramp is available at the entrance, on the right of the large entrance gates.
  • The toilets at the entrance are available for guests with reduced mobility.
  • The access to the dome of Vaux-le-Vicomte Castle is reserved for people over 1.35 m.
  • Children can rent period costumes at the château's entrance.
  • You can choose between a classic audio guide or a 3D surround sound experience on the spot.
  • These tickets can't be cancelled or rescheduled.
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Turbopass Paris City Card: 60+ Attractions with Paris Museum Pass & Eiffel Tower 2nd Floor Access

from €219.90
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Mobile ticket
Flexible duration
Guided tour
  • Simplify your Paris trip with this city pass offering access to over 60 attractions, guided tours, and a hop-on-hop-off tour, bundled into one pass.
  • Purchasing tickets for iconic Parisian landmarks such as the Palace of Versailles will cost you 50% more if not for this pass.
  • Enjoy a guided tour of the Eiffel Tower with 2nd-floor access, and take in scenic city views on a Seine River cruise.
  • Your pass becomes active after your first use at an attraction or tour and choose from a range of pass durations: 3, 4, 5, or 6 consecutive days.
  • Enhance your Parisian trip with the Turbopass, which allows you to traverse the city like a pro.
  • Simplify your Paris trip with this city pass offering access to over 60 attractions, guided tours, and a hop-on-hop-off tour, bundled into one pass.
  • Purchasing tickets for iconic Parisian landmarks such as the Palace of Versailles will cost you 50% more if not for this pass.
  • Enjoy a guided tour of the Eiffel Tower with 2nd-floor access, and take in scenic city views on a Seine River cruise.
  • Your pass becomes active after your first use at an attraction or tour and choose from a range of pass durations: 3, 4, 5, or 6 consecutive days.
  • Enhance your Parisian trip with the Turbopass, which allows you to traverse the city like a pro.

Inclusions

  • Validity: 3/4/5/6 days
  • Guided tour of Eiffel Tower with skip-the-line access to 2nd floor
  • Paris Museum Pass
  • Access to 60+ attractions
  • 24-hour hop-on hop-off bus tour
  • Museums, galleries, attractions: Palace of Versailles, Louvre, Centre Pompidou & more
  • Cruises: Seine River cruise from Eiffel Tower
  • Guided Tours: Montmartre, Sacré Coeur, Stade de France (Football Stadium) & more
  • Access to French Wine Experience, FlyView Paris, Ballon de Paris Generali: Ascend to the Parisian Skies
  • Discounts at Hard Rock Cafe restaurant & shop
  • Get complete details here

Exclusions

  • Airport transfers
  • Public transport
  • With the 3-day pass, you enjoy an extra day of free access to over 50 museums thanks to the included Paris Museum Pass, making it a total of 4 days. Similarly, the 5-day pass expands your museum exploration to 6 days instead of just 5
  • From the moment you use your pass at the first attraction or tour, it becomes activated
  • Carry a valid photo ID (such as an identity card, passport, or driving license) for verification purposes.
  • While the pass offers a complete list of all attractions and tours, and their opening hours, it is still advised to check the official website of each attraction or tour for exact information.
  • Please note that security checks at some attraction entrances are mandatory.
  • You can visit each attraction only once during the validity period.
  • Receive your digital ticket from Turbopass on your email address, which can be redeemed at an attraction or a tour at the mentioned redemption point.
  • The email will also provide all the information you need about attractions, operating hours, and also a brief about how to book timings for an English-guided tour of the Eiffel Tower’s 2nd floor.
  • Activated right after the first use, the pass comes with 3, 4, 5, or 6 consecutive days of validity.
  • Note that one ‘single day' is defined as a calendar day, starting at 5:30am and concluding at 5:30am the following day. For instance, if you select the 3-day pass, you enjoy an extended extra day of free access, making it a total of 4 days.
  • These tickets can't be cancelled or rescheduled.
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Turbopass Paris City Card: 60+ Attractions with Paris Museum Pass

from €139
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Mobile ticket
Flexible duration
Guided tour
  • Ready to explore Paris like a pro? Grab this Paris City Pass which offers access to 60+ attractions, a hop-on hop-off bus tour, and more.
  • Get a jaw-dropping 50% off on entry to iconic spots like the Arc de Triomphe, Louvre, and Pantheon.
  • The pass also offers access to Sainte-Chapelle, a masterpiece of Rayonnant Gothic architecture and guided tours of Montmartre, Sacré Coeur, and more.
  • Gain maximum flexibility as you pick a pass according to your convenience with 2, 3, 4, 5, or 6 consecutive days of validity.
  • Sent straight away to your email, the all-in-one digital pass is all that you need to experience the best of Paris.
  • Ready to explore Paris like a pro? Grab this Paris City Pass which offers access to 60+ attractions, a hop-on hop-off bus tour, and more.
  • Get a jaw-dropping 50% off on entry to iconic spots like the Arc de Triomphe, Louvre, and Pantheon.
  • The pass also offers access to Sainte-Chapelle, a masterpiece of Rayonnant Gothic architecture and guided tours of Montmartre, Sacré Coeur, and more.
  • Gain maximum flexibility as you pick a pass according to your convenience with 2, 3, 4, 5, or 6 consecutive days of validity.
  • Sent straight away to your email, the all-in-one digital pass is all that you need to experience the best of Paris.

Inclusions

  • Validity: 2/3/4/5/6 days
  • Paris Museum Pass
  • Access to 60+ attractions
  • 24-hour hop-on hop-off bus tour
  • Museums, galleries & attractions: Palace of Versailles, Panthéon, Louvre, Centre Pompidou & more
  • Activities: French Wine Experience, FlyView Paris, Ballon de Paris Generali (ascend to the Parisian skies)
  • Cruises: Seine River cruise from Eiffel Tower
  • Guided Tours: Montmartre, Sacré Coeur, Stade de France (Football Stadium) & more
  • Get complete details here

Exclusions

  • 2nd floor Eiffel Tower access
  • Airport transfers
  • Public transport
  • With the 3-day pass, you get an extra day of free museum access, making it a total of 4 days. The 5-day pass extends your museum exploration to 6 days instead of 5.
  • Bring along a valid photo ID (such as an identity card, passport, or driving license) for verification purposes.
  • While the pass offers a complete list of all attractions and tours and their opening hours, it is advised to check the official website of each attraction or tour for exact information.
  • Security checks at some attraction entrances are mandatory.
  • You will be allowed to visit each attraction only once during the validity period you selected.
  • Get your e-ticket from Turbopass, delivered straight to your email. It also includes information about attractions, opening hours, and other important information.
  • The 'Paris City Pass ticket' can be conveniently presented digitally.
  • Your pass is activated as soon as you visit your 1st attraction. Every attraction can be visited for free once.
  • The pass is valid for the chosen number of days in a row.
  • The tickets last for calendar days, which means if a single day starts at 5:30am it rolls till 5:30am the next day. If you’re picking a 5-day pass, as a bonus, your Paris Museum Pass is extended by a day, making it a total of 6 days.
  • These tickets can't be cancelled or rescheduled.
ParisChâteau de Fontainebleau Tickets

Château de Fontainebleau | A favorite of French monarchs

Spanning over 20,000 hectares and dating back to the 12th century, Château de Fontainebleau is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. After undergoing numerous expansions and renovations, the château became the favorite residence of French monarchs, such as François I, Henri IV, Louis XIII, and Napoleon Bonaparte.

From serving as a filming location for numerous movies including The Da Vinci Code & Marie Antoinette to being one of the spaces where Napoleon Bonaparte banned all smoking indoors, Château de Fontainebleau has several hidden treasures of information and real treasures to offer.

Why visit the Château de Fontainebleau?

Château de Fontainebleau
  • Sneak peek into French royalty: Fontainebleau has served as a royal residence for over 700 years, and hosted a succession of French monarchs in its rooms. 
  • French craftsmanship at its best: The château boasts a stunning array of architectural styles, which range from medieval to Renaissance to classical.
  • Impressive art collection: Fontainebleau houses an impressive collection of art that features masterpieces by greats such as Leonardo da Vinci, Raphael, and Titian. 
  • UNESCO World Heritage Site: As a UNESCO World Heritage Site, Fontainebleau is recognized for its cultural significance, and as a testament to France's cultural heritage.
  • A Day trip from Paris: Fontainebleau is located only 55 km from Paris, making it an ideal day trip destination for visitors to the French capital.

Your Château de Fontainebleau ticket options explained

If you are short on time

Go for: Skip-the-line tickets

Duration: Flexible

Guide: No

  • Skip the line and enjoy priority entry to Château de Fontainebleau on the day of your visit. 
  • Save time by kickstarting your visit to Château de Fontainebleau, which leaves you more time to explore the attraction. 
  • Explore Château de Fontainebleau at your own pace with skip-the-line tickets. 

Recommended tour

If you are a history buff

Go for: Day tours

Duration: Flexible

Guide: Audio Guide

  • Experience a full day of tour visiting 2 awe-inspiring castles, Vaux-le-Vicomte and Fontainebleau
  • You also get comfortable transfers from Paris, so you don't have to worry about getting around.
  • Explore and learn about different attractions with audio guide available throughout your visit. 

Recommended tours

If you are an enthusiastic explorer

Go for: City pass

Duration: Flexible

Guide: Optional

  • Explore all the top attractions in Paris such as the Eiffel Tower, and Château de Fontainebleau with a single ticket!
  • From guided tours to hop-on, hop-off tours you can explore Paris and its attractions in whichever way you want. 
  • Enjoy discounted entry to top attractions in Paris with the city pass. You can also choose from 3,4,5, or a 6-day city pass. 

Recommended tour

Château de Fontainebleau highlights

The Grand Apartments

The Grand Apartments

As you step inside the Grand Apartments, you’ll get a taste of French pomp and grandeur. Fontainebleau's Grand Apartments, are sprinkled with luxurious tapestries and ornate furnishings.

Fontainebleau Ballroom

The Ballroom

Transport yourself to a bygone era of elegance in Fontainebleau's Ballroom. Dance enthusiasts will be delighted to learn that this space hosted the Ballets de Cour, a unique dance form popularized by King Louis XIV.

The Throne Room

The Throne Room

An exquisite testament to French opulence, the Throne Room is adorned with rich tapestries, gilded woodwork, and a majestic ceiling painted by Rosso Fiorentino that served as the backdrop for significant royal ceremonies.

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Chapel of Saint-Saturnin

A stunning example of Gothic architecture, the Chapel of Saint-Saturnin features beautiful stained glass windows and an exquisite marble altarpiece, which served as the wedding venue for numerous French monarchs.

Turkish boudoir

This luxurious boudoir was fitted out in 1777 in the "Oriental style" as the personal space of Marie-Antoinette in Fontainebleau. After the French Revolution, it was re-fitted as Empress Josephine’s private bedroom.

Courtyards and Cour des Adieux

The different courtyards at Fontainebleau are unique and different in their own way. Each courtyard has a certain character and  unique architectural features.

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The Palace Gardens

The expansive gardens surrounding the château, include the English Garden, the Rose Garden, and the beautiful Carp Pond. Don't miss the Grand Parterre, a formal French garden with geometric patterns and sculptures.

Fontainebleau Theatre

Theater

Built during the reign of Napoleon III, the theater features an ornate interior with red velvet seats and intricate woodwork. Discover the small stage and its unique design.

The Chinese Salon

The Chinese Salon

The Chinese salon features a collection of Chinese artifacts amassed by Emperor Napoleon I, who was enchanted by Chinese culture. It includes intricate lacquerware, delicate porcelain, and ornate furniture.

The Francis I Gallery

The Francis I Gallery

The Francis I Gallery has an extraordinary ceiling that is adorned with more than 1,500 carved and gilded medallions which depict a diverse array of historical and mythological figures.

The Horseshoe Staircase

The Horseshoe Staircase

The Horseshoe Staircase is a true architectural gem nestled within the palace. The extraordinary double helix staircase was designed by the famous architect Philibert de l'Orme.

Jeu de Paume

This hall at Fontainebleau was built in 1601 and is one of the last historic courts in the world where the once popular sport of Jeu de Paume (similar to modern tennis) is played. You can take part in introductory courses or watch a tournament.

Outdoor activities at Château de Fontainebleau

If you’ve got some more time to spare or are simply looking to indulge in fun activities on the palace grounds, here are a few of the activities you can explore at Fontainebleau

Hot Air Balloon - Chateau de Fontainebleau

Hot air balloon rides

Canoeing - Chateau de Fontainebleau

Canoeing

Horse Carriage - Chateau de Fontainebleau

Horse carriage rides

Forest walks

Little Train Ride - Chateau de Fontainebleau

Little train rides

Plan your visit to Château de Fontainebleau

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Château de Fontainebleau  Opening Hours

The Château de Fontainebleau is open every day of the week except Tuesdays. 

Opening Hours:

  • April to September: 9:30 am to 6 pm; Last admission: 5:15 pm
  • March to October: 9:30 am to 5 pm; Last admission: 4:15 pm

Closed On:

Tuesdays, 1st January, 1st May, and 25th December

Best Time to Visit:

The best time to visit the Palace of Fontainebleau is during the early morning or late afternoon, especially on weekdays when it is less crowded. Avoiding weekends and public holidays can also help you have a more relaxed experience on the site.

Address: 77300 Fontainebleau, France.

Find on Map

By train: Montargis Sens or Montereau

  • Nearest stop: Fontainebleau-Avon (3 km away from the Palace. You can take bus lines 1, 3, and 21 from the station to the Château.)

By Car: It will take you approximately 2 hours to get to the Palace of Fontainebleau from Paris.

  • Nearest parking spot: Interparking Château Car Park (1 min away)
Chateau de Fontainebleau - Facilities
  • Restrooms
  • Baby changing station
  • Information office
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Cloakroom
  • Parking 
  • First aid
  • Bookshop
  • Giftshop
Chateau de Fontainebleau - Accessibility
  • Most areas are accessible by wheelchairs barring the Imperial Staircase, the Napoleon Museum, the Turkish Room, the towers, and the gardens with cobblestones.
  • The English Gardens and Diana Gardens are completely accessible.
  • Guide dogs/service animals are allowed within the premises.
  • Lifts and ramps are available within the castle.
  • Since you’ll be walking a lot, wear comfortable footwear when visiting the Château de Fontainebleau. 
  • Plan your visit before 3:00 PM to avoid crowds and comfortably explore the palace. 
  • Opening hours vary from April to September and from October to March. It is a good idea to check the opening times before booking your tickets. 
  • Be cautious of uneven surfaces, steps, and narrow passages throughout the premises.
  • Visitors under the age of 18 enjoy free entry to Château de Fontainebleau. 
  • There is free entry to the Château de Fontainebleau on the first Sunday of every month, except July and August.
Chateau de Fontainebleau - Rules
  • Do not touch or disturb any artifacts, artworks, or historical objects
  • Photography is allowed only in designated areas and respect any restrictions
  • The use flash or tripods is restricted
  • Picnicking is not permitted inside the Château; use designated outdoor areas instead
Chateau de Fontainebleau - Food & Drinks
  • Monument Café Fontainbleau: Located in the heart of the palace, overlooking not just the gardens but the Cour de la Fontaine is this cafe. Inspired by Napoleonic architecture, this cafe provides a self-service buffet.
  • L’ecailler du Château: This seafood-specialty restaurant is located right in front of the Palace of Fontainebleau front gate.
  • La Pause du Château: Located conveniently in front of the palace, this restaurant offers a delightful mix of French, Italian, and Brazilian cuisine. 
  • Le Bistrot 9: Just 5 mins away, this gastropub is known for its homemade food, crème brûlée, and selection of wine and beer, Le Bistrot 9 is the quaint spot you’re looking for after a day of touring.
  • Au Sommelier du Château: A brisk walk away, this restaurant is known for its European and French fare, but especially its burrata made from locally sourced ingredients and escargots. 
  • Hôtel La Demeure du Parc: Located in a 17th century house, this brasserie is a simple 7 minute walk away.

Budget: Hôtel le Richelieu Fontainebleau (180 m), ibis Château de Fontainebleau (260 m), Hôtel Fontainebleau La Carpe d'Or (390 m). 

Mid-range: Aigle Noir Fontainebleau MGallery (200 m), Hôtel & Spa Napoléon (250 m), Hôtel de Cavoye (330 m). 

Luxury:  Mercure Château de Fontainebleau Demeures de Campagne (860 m), Les Pléiades Hôtel-Spa-Restaurant (8.2 km), Novotel Fontainebleau Ury (9 km). 

Frequently asked questions about Château de Fontainebleau tickets

What is included in the Château de Fontainebleau ticket?

Your tickets will include entry to skip-the-line access to Château de Fontainebleau including the Great Apartments circuit, Napoleon I Museum, temporary exhibitions,  parklands, and gardens

How long does a typical visit to the average visitor spend at the Château de Fontainebleau last?

You can spend around 2-3 hours exploring the Château de Fontainebleau and its various highlights such as the Grand Apartments and the Francis I Gallery.

Who can avail of discounted tickets at Château de Fontainebleau?

Children under the age of 18, students, disabled individuals with 1 companion, and EU citizens under 26 can enter the Palace of Fontainebleau for free.

Is entry to the Château de Fontainebleau free on special days?

Entry to Fontainebleau is free on the first Sunday of every month, except July and August. You can also enjoy free entry on national events such as Museum Night, Art History festival and European Heritage Days.

What are the best days and times to visit the Château de Fontainebleau to avoid crowds?

Plan your visit to Château de Fontainebleau during the spring season or between March and May. During this time, the crowds are less, the flowers are in full bloom and you can experience the castle in all its glory without waiting in queues. If you are visiting during any other time, plan your visit to Fontainebleau before 3:00 PM.

If I get a timed entry ticket, how much earlier do I have to arrive?

It is a good idea to arrive at least 15-30 minutes before the time mentioned on your ticket voucher.

Are private guided tours available at the Château de Fontainebleau?

Yes, private guided tours are available at the Château de Fontainebleau. These tours take place outside the usual opening hours of the Château de Fontainebleau.