A true cradle of French history, the castle of Fontainebleau is surrounded by wild forests, a privileged place for kings of France.
This castle and palace welcomed 34 sovereigns from Louis VI to Napoleon III. Philippe the Handsome died and Louis XIII was born here. François I gave birth to the Renaissance in France and Napoléon I pronounced his farewell speech here.
Everyone wanted to hire the best artists of their time to leave a mark in architecture and interior decoration.
Let’s be inspired by an immersion in the history of French art, with the original decoration and furniture of the Kings and Emperor’s Grands Appartements, the Diana’s gallery, the François I’s Gallery, the magnificent Ball Room, and the exquisite furniture of the queen Marie-Antoinette’s boudoir.
You will enjoy this tour exploring its parks and gardens, its French style gardens by André Le Nôtre, English gardens and Diana’s gardens. The park and the Cour des Dames will take you to the Etang des Carpes with its pavilion on an island, and the famous labyrinth de buis (“maze in box hedging”).
The tour in the city of Fontainebleau, which hosts many events, will be offered separately.
The start of the tour : Grilles du château, 77300 Fontainebleau