Fontainebleau and Vaux le Vicomte Small-Group Day Trip from Paris

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Fontainebleau and Vaux le Vicomte Small-Group Day Trip from Paris information and booking

from
$270
Duration
9 hours
Departs from
Centrally located Paris hotel (Zip codes 75001-75020)
Returns to
Returns to original departure point at approximately 5:30pm
Time of departure
8:15am
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Tour description provided by Viator

Leave Paris for the day and take a small group day tour by minivan to visit the two magnificent chateaux: Fontainebleau and Vaux le Vicomte. You'll be picked up and dropped off at your centrally located Paris hotel by air-conditioned minivan, which holds a maximum of only eight passengers and ensures you'll receive individual attention from your expert tour guide.

You first stop after pick up from your hotel in Paris is the Castle of Fontainebleau, a favored residence of French kings for eight centuries. The audio-guided tour inside the castle is followed by free time in the castle's gardens.

Your tour continues into the Fontainebleau Forest and through the village of Barbizon, famous since the 19th century thanks to artists such as Millet, Rousseau and Stevenson. There is no stop in the village of Barbizon but a chance to admire the landscapes on the drive through to the next stop, the Castle of Vaux le Vicomte.

This Chateau was Nicolas Fouquet's masterpiece which inspired Louis 14th to build the Palace of Versailles and launched the careers of landscape gardener Andre le Notre and decorator Charles le Brun. After lunch at Vaux le Vicomte (included) you'll take an audio-guided tour of the chateau's main rooms. Your small group full-day trip from Paris by minivan ends with time to stroll through the castle's gardens and visit the carriage museum.

What's included

  • Entrance fees
  • Lunch with drinks
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Transport by air-conditioned minivan ( maximum 8 passengers)
  • Professional guide
  • Audioguides at fontainebleau and vaux le vicomte

What isn't included

  • Gratuities (optional)
  • Food and drink, unless specified