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Fontainebleau & Vaux le Vicomte Chateaux Day Trip from Paris provided by Paris City Vision

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Fontainebleau & Vaux le Vicomte Chateaux Day Trip from Paris

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What you can expect during this experience
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
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  • Hand sanitizer available to travellers and staff
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Updated 20/07/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Overview
Visit two historic castles on a day trip from Paris to Château de Vaux-le-Vicomte and Château de Fontainebleau, with the option to choose a guided tour or explore using an audio guide. With the convenience of round-trip transport by air-conditioned coach, you can combine both castles into a single day of sightseeing, which offers a fascinating glimpse into the days of French kings and queens.
Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    2 Rue des Pyramides
    2 Rue des Pyramides, 75001 Paris, France
    The meeting point is: PARISCityVISION on 2 rue des Pyramides, nearest Metro stations : Tuileries or Pyramides ( line 1 or 7/14)
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    Place des Pyramides
    Stop: 30 minutes
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    Chateau de Vaux-le-Vicomte
    Stop: 2 hours - Admission included
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    Pass by
    Fontainebleau Forest (Foret de Fontainebleau)
    Tourist Fontainebleau
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    Chateau de Fontainebleau
    Stop: 3 hours - Admission included
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    Pass by
    1st Arrondissement
  • You'll end at
    2 Rue des Pyramides
    2 Rue des Pyramides, 75001 Paris, France
    The meeting point is: PARISCityVISION on 2 rue des Pyramides, nearest Metro stations : Tuileries or Pyramides ( line 1 or 7/14)
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Highlights
  • Day trip from Paris to two castles, Vaux-le-Vicomte and Fontainebleau
  • Visit a UNESCO World Heritage Site with gardens and lake to explore
  • Choice of guided tour or independent option; all entrance fees included
  • Round-trip transport from a central Paris location for a no-fuss day trip
What to Expect
Meet a driver at a central location in Paris, and then board a climate-controlled coach for the scenic trip to Vaux-le-Vicomte, a baroque castle that’s said to have inspired the Palace of Versailles. If you selected a guided tour, check out the castle’s highlights with a guide, or use the prerecorded audio guide to discover the castle on your own. At both locations, the guided tour is followed by time for independent exploration, perfect for absorbing the historic atmosphere of the ornate gardens. Château de Vaux-le-Vicomte has an onsite cafe, where you may purchase lunch or drinks (own expense). Following your time at Château de Vaux-le-Vicomte, continue to Fontainebleau, the UNESCO-listed estate that housed French royalty for centuries. Don’t miss the gardens and lakes that extend beyond the castle before you meet back up with the coach for the return trip to Paris, where this tour concludes.
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Important Information
Departure Point
2 Rue des Pyramides, 75001 Paris, France
Duration
9h
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
Inclusions
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Audioguided Vaux-le-Vicomte Castle with a new immersive experience in 3D ( if Audio Option selected)
  • Access to the dome of the Vaux-le-Vicomte Castle & free Time in the French Gardens
  • Period costume rentals for children to transport them back to the 17th centur
  • Audioguided visit of the Castle of Fontainebleau ( if option selected )
  • Free time Visit of the Gardens at your leisure
  • Entry/Admission - Chateau de Vaux-le-Vicomte
  • Entry/Admission - Chateau de Fontainebleau
Exclusions
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Gratuities
  • Food and drinks
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Travellers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • The access to the dome of the Vaux-le-Vicomte Castle is reserved to people over 1.35 m
  • Costume rentals for children at the entrance of the Vaux-le-Vicomte Castle
  • Departure from Vaux-le-Vicomte to Fontainebleau: 1.30 pm
  • Departure from Fontainebleau: 5.00 pm
  • Arrival in Paris around 6:15 pm
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 8 travellers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Eileen108 wrote a review Feb 2020
Mount Shasta, California2,954 contributions215 helpful votes
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We reserved "Fontainebleau & Vaux le Vicomte Day Trip from Paris" weeks ahead of time. We had a great day with Dominique as our tour guide and Maxine as our driver. The entire day went smoothly and there was exactly enough time to see everything and stay on schedule. First we
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Date of experience: August 2019
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Response from ParisCityVision, Responsable relations clients at Fontainebleau & Vaux le Vicomte Chateaux Day Trip from Paris
Responded 2 Mar 2020
Dear EileenMtShasta, Thank you for choosing us. We are happy to read that you enjoyed your experience. Be assured that we will share your kind review with your guide and our teams. We value all the points mentioned above and we hope that you will keep good memories of your visit. Indeed both places are hugely impresive and beautiful. Don't hesitate to contact us for your next trip. We hope to see you soon here. Thank you for trusting us. Best regards, Thalia
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Mikela V wrote a review Oct 2019
8 contributions3 helpful votes
The tour was pretty much on time all the time. The lady guide was nice and friendly. The coach was clean and the chauffeur was skillful at driving. Places were beautiful especially Fontainebleau. Food court at Vaux le Vicomte had decent and yummy meals at decent prices. :)
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Date of experience: October 2019
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Response from ParisCityVision, Responsable relations clients at Fontainebleau & Vaux le Vicomte Chateaux Day Trip from Paris
Responded 12 Nov 2019
Dear Mikela V, Thank you for sharing your experience on Tripadvisor. we appreciate. Then, we are happy to read that you enjoyed your visit of Fontainebleau and Vaux le Vicomte. These two castles are full of history and hugely impressive to see. Do you remember your guide's name ? we will be happy to share your review with her. Let us know at feedback@pariscityvision.com Hope that you keep good memories of your tour. See you soon. Best regards, Thalia
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Marie Song wrote a review Oct 2019
West Hollywood, California1 contribution1 helpful vote
Both Château were not overcrowded and easy to explore room to room. Each room is uniquely decorative and it is telling its own history. The gardens & lake were so peaceful and walked around with joy. I enjoyed very much this full day outing (little over 8 hours).
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Date of experience: October 2019
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Response from ParisCityVision, Responsable relations clients at Fontainebleau & Vaux le Vicomte Chateaux Day Trip from Paris
Responded 12 Nov 2019
Dear M4061WBmaries, we are glad to know that you enjoyed your visits. As you said two beautiful castles full of history and walk through the gardens is really enjoyable. Be assured that we will share your kind review with our teams. Don't hesitate to contact us for your next trip. we would be happy to welcome you again. Best regards, Thalia
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Undecided_In_VP wrote a review Oct 2019
Lombard, Illinois48 contributions35 helpful votes
You can really see a lot in one day by using this tour. The options are a bit confusing, we selected audio guide in English and it meant that we were not with our tour group at the castles, but instead used the rented audioguides at each. This actually turned out great as we
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Date of experience: October 2019
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Response from ParisCityVision, Responsable relations clients at Fontainebleau & Vaux le Vicomte Chateaux Day Trip from Paris
Responded 25 Oct 2019
Dear Undecided_In_VP, Thank you for sharing your experience with us and other travelers. The audioguided version of the tour allows more freedom to enjoy the castles at your own pace. We truly enjoy reading comments like yours and find possible ways to improve our tours. Best Regards, Alexia
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GiGilee wrote a review Oct 2019
Edina, Minnesota7 contributions8 helpful votes
I didn't even know about Vaux de Vicomte and it was my favorite chateaux in France. I visited 5 others including Versailles. The gardens were beautiful every castle we visited.
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Date of experience: October 2019
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STAY AWAY -- do NOT book with this company!
Do NOT book with this company. Their refund/cancellation policy is complete FICTION and if you send them money to b
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Best your company in Paris
I have used this company on two separate trips to the Paris environs before. I have had great experiences both time
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The free cancellation policy is a LIE. Do not book with Paris City Vision.
I booked a June 2020 Fontainebleau tour for my family, but cancelled in April 2020 due to Covid travel restrictions
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Don't book with them
I am very disappointed. When I went to collect our tickets the company was closed due to Covid. There was no noti
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NEW : go by train for 54 €
This bus trip is a pure non sense : You can get the same for 27 € one way (54 € return). A daily train from Paris (
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The_Maverick_Man
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A great way to see old France
Theres lots to see and do and dont forget to plan your trip so over a few days so can get in all the Normandy beach
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A wonderful and moving experience
We visited the Normandy D-Day Beaches Trip and American Cemetery during a full day (14 hours) day trip from Paris.
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Terrible Customer Service
I understand that we are in unprecedented times, but this company has not lived up to their guarantee related to th
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Paris France in a nutshell
One day is not enough! Eiffle tower, Notre Dame, Louvre, Perfume museum, cruise the canal...make it a week!
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Amazing View. Fab Settings. Lovely Staff
Incredible experience! We booked onto the sunset boat cruise which was the best thing we had done. We booked this 2
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Absolutely worth it. A must see.
We chose the pick up and drop off at our hotel and the meal included plan and it was perfect. Loved that the pick
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The Highlight of Our Weekend Trip to Paris
Our evening dinner cruise was the highlight of our weekend girls trip to Paris. I did not know what to expect, and
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Good Journey
Had this train second time from Paris to London. Always enjoyed. If u book early u can get cheap tickets. Total jou
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Worst experience ever!! Don’t go here!
We booked for Valentines Day to see the Seine by night. First of all the pickup point was changed on the day itself
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Wonderful day trip
Based upon reviews and research we chose to book only audio tour so as not to be on someone else’s lunch schedule.
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