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

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  • Location: Paris, France
  • Duration: 9 hours (approx.)
  • Tour code: 2050PLUSVB
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.

Highlights

  • Free hotel pickup and drop-off included
  • Recorded commentary by audio headphones
  • Small group ensures personal service
  • Lunch included
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.

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Departure Dates:
Departure Point:
Centrally located Paris hotel (Zip codes 75001-75020)
Departure Time:
8:15am

Hotel pickups commence prior to this time, you must contact the local service provider to verify your exact pickup time.

Return Details:
Returns to original departure point at approximately 5:30pm

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Fontainebleau and Vaux le Vicomte small-group day trip from Paris with an English-speaking guide

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

Barbizon, Fontainebleau and Vaux Le Vicomte by Minivan
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Inclusions:
  • 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
Exclusions:
  • Gratuities (optional)
  • Food and drink, unless specified
Additional Information:

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • All guests will be seated at tables of 6 - 8 people, a table for two is not available
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Traveler Reviews

Reviewed by: Michelle K, August 2014

What can I say? This was the best day of our vacation! We had gone to Versailles the day before and were so disappointed. These 2 Chateaus and their gardens were so much better! The lunch was superb and the 4 other travelers we were with (2 from Australia, 2 from Wisconsin) were a lot of fun. Wish we could have spent a half hour more in Barbizon and a half hour less at Fontainebleau though. Then it would have been perfect! Our guide Natasha was wonderful too. She was very informative about the history of each Chateau. Would recommend to all my friends and family as a must do!

Reviewed by: Alec F, August 2014

Fantastic day trip, guide was really good and informative.

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Tour code: 2050PLUSVB