Château de Fontainebleau

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Château Fontainebleau
Château Fontainebleau
Château Fontainebleau

What you'll do

The magnificent Château de Fontainebleau was the main summer residence for French Monarchs for hundreds of years

Visit Château de Fontainebleau with The Paris Pass®

  • You can visit this attraction with the digital Paris Museum Pass. Please download it before you visit!
  • See how kings and queens lived in luxurious splendor at this stunning country residence
  • Get to know more about Napoleon I through his personal belongings on display
  • Enjoy a moment of quiet in the awe-inspiring gardens, including lakes and fountains

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.


Unlocking the Secrets of Chateau de Fontainebleau

Stepping into the world of the magnificent Chateau de Fontainebleau, you'll quickly be captivated by its blend of history and beauty. Famous as a residence of French monarchs, this stunning Fontainebleau Palace is a treasure chest of art, culture, and royal heritage.

Experience the Fontainebleau Palace with a Day Pass

A Fontainebleau day pass with The Paris Pass® is your ticket to discovering its secrets. Wander through lavishly decorated rooms, admire breathtaking gardens, and let the spirit of centuries past enchant you. This Chateau Fontainebleau adventure will leave a lasting impression.

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 feeling of seemingly endless galleries, halls, and boudoirs, each more sumptuous than the last.

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.

Know before you go

This attraction is available as part of the digital Paris Museum Pass which is included for free with The Paris Pass®. Be sure to download it ahead of your trip and to save it on your phone as you'll need it at the entrance. You'll be asked to specify a 'date' which MUST be on one of the days you plan to use your passes.

Click here for more information on downloading your Paris Museum Pass and a full list of attractions.

For more information visit the Château de Fontainebleau website.

Where you'll be

Operating hours

April - September

Wednesday – Monday: 9.30AM - 6PM

October - March

Wednesday –-Monday: 9:30AM - 5PM

Last entry at 45 minutes prior to closing. Hours of operation are subject to change so please check the attraction website for updates.

Closings & holidays

January 1, May 1 and December 25. 

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Free cancellation

Plans can change, we get it. All non-activated passes are eligible for a refund within 90 days of your purchase date.

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