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Ophorus Tours - Fontainebleau & Vaux le Vicomte Castles Private Full Day Trip From Paris

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Fontainebleau & Vaux le Vicomte Castles Private Full Day Trip From Paris

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Small Group Private Day Tour From Paris to Fontainebleau and Vaux le Vicomte Castles with a licensed driver/guide.

Highlights

  • Visit of Fontainebleau Castle
  • Visit of Vaux le Vicomte Castle
  • English speaking licensed guides, local experts
  • Tour can be customized to suit your interests

Program & Itinerary

Participate in one of our small group full day private tours departing from Paris and heading to some of the most enchanting castles located outside the town. In the morning, we will come and pick you up at your Paris accommodation. First, your English Speaking driver guide will introduce the itinerary and program of the day. This includes the visit of Château de Fontainebleau and Château de Vaux ...

Participate in one of our small group full day private tours departing from Paris and heading to some of the most enchanting castles located outside the town. In the morning, we will come and pick you up at your Paris accommodation. First, your English Speaking driver guide will introduce the itinerary and program of the day. This includes the visit of Château de Fontainebleau and Château de Vaux le Vicomte.

Begin the day with the Visit of Fontainebleau Castle

The construction of the Donjon dates back to 1137 and the presence of the Kings and Queens of France within the Chateau will last until the 19th century. During the Renaissance period, King François 1er asked Gilles le Breton to reorganize the old hunting lodge. Fontainebleau then became an official residence of the Kings of France and at the time, six of the children between Henri II and Catherine de Medici, were born at the chateau.

The other most important monarch to have left a print here is Napoleon. The Imperial court will remain in the Chateau during three long stays and it will be here that Napoleon will say farewell to his loyal guards in April 1814.

After a short drive from Paris, arrive at the castle of Fontainebleau. Here you will benefit with the skip the lines entrance tickets. It will be time to begin your personalized guided tour of the castle. This is a live commentary tour not an audio guided visit.

After the visit, you will have some time for personal discovery of the chateau and its grounds. Highlights of the tour include the throne of napoleon I and the famous horseshoe shaped staircase.

Free time for lunch in Barbizon

Located just a short drive away from the forest of Fontainebleau, the small village of Barbizon has been famous since the 19th century. The location became very popular with landscape painters such as Rousseau or Millet who had been influenced by the works of John Constable.

The Art movement that emerged from these types of paintings became known as the Barbizon school. It is here that you will have some time for lunch. Your guide will suggest some local restaurants depending on your wishes and budget.

Visit of Vaux le Vicomte Château

Built by famous architecte Louis Le Vau, stunning Vaux Le Vicomte castle is known as the castle that inspired the Palace of Versailles. The castle is one of the most splendid of the 17th century. On the 17th of August 1661 the owner, Nicolas Fouquet, invited Sun King Louis XIV to a most sumptuous party.

Jealous, the King will have Fouquet imprisoned for life. He will call upon all those who had worked on the building of the chateau to come and work for him in Versailles such as decorator Charles Le Brun or landscaped gardener André Le Nôtre.

As you arrive, you will skip the line and begin the tour of the Chateau. This is not an audio guided tour but a personalized tour of the château and its grounds. So follow your guide and visit the highlights of the Chateau including the apartments of Mr and Mrs Fouquet, the games Cabinet and the King's room. The French Gardens are also not to be missed as they represent the perfect harmony between architecture and landscape of the 17th century.

After the visit of the castles and gardens that inspired Versailles Palace, return to Paris and end of our services.

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  • Pick up at your hotel or accommodation in Paris

  • Visit Fontainebleau Château

  • Free time for lunch in a local restaurant (at own expense) in Barbizon

  • Visit Vaux le Vicomte Château

  • Return to Paris, drop off at your accommodation

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Ophorus Tours - Fontainebleau & Vaux le Vicomte Castles Private Full Day Trip From Paris

Know before you book

  • Tour available all year round (except May 1st, Dec 25th and Jan 1st)
  • 8 hour private tour to the Fontainebleau & Vaux le Vicomte 
  • Extra activities can be purchased during the booking process
  • Tour is operated in English, other languages on request
  • Tour is not wheelchair accessible

COVID-19: Preventive Measures Implemented

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Face masks required for travelers and guides in public areas and vehicles
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience

Meeting point

Your Hotel or Accommodation in Paris City Centre

Departure

We will come and pick you up at any central Paris Train Station, Hotel, AirBnB or accommodation in Paris.

If you would like to be picked up directly at CGD or ORY airport, you can purchase a private transfer directly from our website during the booking process. A driver will be waiting for you as you exit the luggage claim area.

Return

The tour returns to your accommodation in Paris.

Included / excluded

Included

  • Pick up and drop off at Hotel in Paris
  • English-speaking driver/guide
  • Travel in recent & comfortable minivan
  • Bottled water in the minivan

Excluded

  • Entrance fees unless mentioned or booked
  • Personal insurance & expenses
  • Meals & drinks
  • Gratuities for the driver/guide

FAQ

  • Do you organize pick up and return at accommodation for your Paris Private Tours?

    Absolutely! We will come and pick you up at any Paris Train Station, Hotel, AirBnB or accommodation in Paris Center. If you arriving in a Paris airport such as Charles de Gaull or Orly, we have also made it possible for you to book your transfer to Paris directly on our website. 

    If you choose the Airport pick up option, we will transfer you to Paris and begin your Private Tour strait away so that you do not loose any time. At the end of the day, we will drop you off at your accommodation in Paris.
  • What type of vehicles are used during a Private Sightseeing Tour of Paris?

    Our company uses only Premium cars or minivans that are recent, comfortable and fully equipped including individual A/C, shaded windows, large leg space.
  • Who conducts your Private Tours from Paris?

    We only employ accredited and licensed tour guides that are also the drivers for all tours that need visits to be conducted by certified guides. Good examples are: the visit of museums, guided walking tours in cities, visit of historical monuments and so on.

    On this particular day trip, your tour will be conducted by an English speaking driver / guide (other languages on request), Expert of the Ille de France region of France.
  • Is lunch included on this small group Private tour from Paris to Fontainebleau & Vaux le Vicomte?

    No, we never include lunch on our private tours. However, let us know if you would like us to suggest and pre-book a local restaurant reservation. Our team will be happy to organize this for you at no extra cost.

    You can also talk with your guide directly in the morning. Let him know your wishes and she/he will adapt the tour accordingly and suggest the best possible options. On this particular tour, free time for lunch will taken in the charming small town of Barbizon.
  • Is the indicated price per person or per group?

    The indicated price is per group. On this particular tour, prices range from small groups of 1 to 3 persons and from 4 to 8 persons. Price does not include any entrance fees or extras unless purchased during the booking process.
  • Is this Private Day Trip from Paris to Fontainebleau & Vaux le Vicomte only available in English?

    No, our talented, in-house multi lingual guides will be happy to conduct the tour in French, Spanish, German, Italian, Brazilian. You will be asked in which language you would like to take the tour during the booking process. If you do not see your language, don't hesitate to reach out to our team of travel experts for availability.
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