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Tickets for Château de Fontainebleau: Priority Entrance

A luxurious retreat for French royalty

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Overview
Opening hours
Today:  09:30 - 17:00
Tomorrow:  09:30 - 17:00
Friday:  09:30 - 17:00
Saturday:  09:30 - 17:00
Sunday:  09:30 - 17:00
Monday:  09:30 - 17:00
Tuesday:  Closed
Best time to visit
Early afternoon
Highlights
  • Get priority entrance to Fontainebleau - the only royal and imperial château to have been continuously inhabited for eight centuries
  • Explore chapels, galleries and guest apartments which would have been used by French and visiting royalty, and see Marie Antoinette's bed, Napoleon's throne and more!
  • Wander through over 1500 rooms and 130 acres of parkland and gardens, visit the museums and feel what it must have been like as a king or queen growing up here
Description

You can watch all the period dramas you like, but Keira Knightley and co can't get close to what it must have really been like at Château de Fontainebleau. This sovereign residence for eight centuries was home to all manner of pomp and circumstance. The walls can't talk, but they can show you what it was like during the heydays of French royalty. Get Priority Entrance and avoid the lines (just like the royals would've done).

Embraced by 130 hectares of pretty parks and gardens, Château de Fontainebleau has been a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1981, although the first recorded reference was in a royal charter back in 1137. To visit here is to soak up imperial atmosphere.

You'll be awed by the opulent décor in the sovereign apartments, designed for the Court of Napoleon III. See Marie Antoinette's bed, Napoleon's throne, and François Gérard's 1807 portrait of Empress Josephine in her coronation regalia. Stroll through the galleries in which the court would socialise, gossip and promenade, and visit three decadent chapels and four art museums.

Napoleon himself refurbished the Château after the revolution in 1814 and, in his memoirs, he referred to it as "the true home of Kings." Louis XIII spent a happy childhood here, learning how to hunt, play tennis, and draw. With over 1500 rooms Château de Fontainebleau was - and still is - a magnificent maze of French beauty, history and architecture.

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Priority Entrance
What's included
  • Entrance to the Great Apartments circuit
  • Entrance to the Napoleon I museum
  • Entrance to temporary exhibitions
  • Audio guide
  • Live guide
  • Chinese museum
Instructions

Show your smartphone ticket at the entrance, after the security check.

Cancellation

Cancellations are not possible for this ticket.

Venue
Address
Château de Fontainebleau
Fontainebleau, 77300, Paris
Key info
Wheelchair accessible
Additional info

Getting There

  • From the Gare de Lyon in Paris, take the train (line R) to Montargis-Sens and get off at Fontainebleau-Avon
  • From Fontainebleau, take the bus (line 1) to Les Lilas and get off at the Château
Reviews
Nov 25, 2018
Fontainebleu is one of the most marvelous sites I have visited anywhere. A great museum that is easy to see.
Sep 14, 2018
There is a lack of clear suignage where to go.
Sep 10, 2018
Good.
Aug 13, 2018
Easy, hassle free entry into an awesome chateau that frankly should get more attention. Enjoyed the crowd-free experience and tiqets made it so much better! Thank you!
Aug 10, 2018
It's wonderful!
Jun 30, 2018
Easy to purchase with no hassles. The château was absolutely beautiful. I enjoyed it better than Versailles. If I could give one suggestion that would be I wish they could take care of the place a bit better. Some of the glass boxes holding the antiques were covered by dust and fingerprints. Nevertheless, highly recommend to visit this gorgeous place.
Jun 16, 2018
We were visiting from New Zealand this time we chose to visit Chateau de Fontainbleu. It was quite a different experience to Versailles, but just as magnificent in a different way. Certainly not the crowds at Versailles which probably made the experience better.
May 17, 2018
very interesting visit. Unfortunately, too much of the Chateau is closed or unaccessible due to restorations....a shame...but unavoidable I suppose.
Apr 18, 2018
Very swift
Apr 13, 2018
Easy and convenient!
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