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Versailles / Fountainebleau

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Versailles / Fountainebleau

Hello

I'll saty in Paris during seven days ( early June ). So, I would like to visit Versailles and Fountainebleau . Is too much ? If not,how is the better way to go to Fountainebleau ( day trip ) from Eiffel Tower area (hotel) ?

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1. Re: Versailles / Fountainebleau

I think 2 trips might be too much during a week visit.

Trains for Fountainbleau Avon leave from Gare de Lyon and then Bus A runs to Chateau.

Read on Chateau website, information about planning your visit and how to get there. Navigo Decouverte zone 1-5 covers the trip.

Versailles is easy trip on RER C from Paris; although less and less pleasant lately with an amount of tourists swarming the Chateau.

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2. Re: Versailles / Fountainebleau

here are directions for getting to the lovely, uncrowded Fontainebleau Palace and Gardens

parisbytrain.com/paris-to-fontainebleau-by-t…

a Mobilis day pass zones 1-5 can be good value, since it is valid for both going to/from Fontainebleau and for travel in Paris during the given day

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3. Re: Versailles / Fountainebleau

...... and how long is Fountainebleau Chateau by Bus A ?

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4. Re: Versailles / Fountainebleau

Thanks for posting this link, Inna. Very helpful and appreciated!

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5. Re: Versailles / Fountainebleau

Sorry.

I read that is about 15 minutes.

thanks for all.

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6. Re: Versailles / Fountainebleau

If you want to find the train schedules to Fontainebleau use the website www.transilien.com and enter your date and time and it will give you the info you need. The pdf schedule on the parisbytrain website is outdated.

For info about the buses from the train station to the château look at the official website for the château, which will tell you everything you need to know not only about how to get there but much other useful info:

musee-chateau-fontainebleau.fr/…

If you don't have a Navigo pass then the Mobilis pass for zones 1-5 is the best option. If you have a Navigo pass but it doesn't cover zone 5 then you can do the "complément de parcours" to supplement the zones covered by your Navigo pass:

vianavigo.com/en/…

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7. Re: Versailles / Fountainebleau

you're welcome

I found Paris by Train website most comprehensive

a link to transilien.com is provided there too, it is a good idea to recheck schedule

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8. Re: Versailles / Fountainebleau

"here are directions for getting to the lovely, uncrowded Fontainebleau Palace and Gardens"

Thank you for that, most helpful. It seems incredible to believe that Fontainebleau does not attract large crowds! Is this also the case even at the height of summer? I plan to go in the first week of July.

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9. Re: Versailles / Fountainebleau

yes, the crowds head to Versailles

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10. Re: Versailles / Fountainebleau

I'd go to Vaux le Vicomte as the alternative to Versailles if I were going to only one because the gardens are so much more spectacular than Fontainebleau's gardens. So far our favorite Chateau in the ile de France.

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