The château de Fontainebleau, spanning 800 years of history, holds close to 30,000 works of art from the 16th to the 19th century, displayed on site, kept in storage or exhibited at other museums as loans.Within the palace itself, the works can be admired in the Historic apartments, the Napoleon I Museum, the Paintings Gallery, the Furniture Gallery and the Chinese Museum.A large part of the collections at the château de Fontainebleau consists of antique furnishings (furniture, carpets and tapestries, objects related to heating and lighting, textiles, toiletry items etc.). But the museum also holds numerous art works such as paintings, sculptures and graphic art and architectural items linked to the history of the palace (items featuring precious stones, panelling etc.).Marvel at these wonders as you wander through the collections.
The castle is open every day except Tuesday, January 1st, May 1st and December 25th.
From October to March: 9:30 am to 5:00 pm (last access at 4:15 pm).
From April to September: 9.30 am to 6 pm (last access at 5.15 pm).
Wearing a mask is compulsory from the age of 11.
The tour is fully accessible, except for the Napoleon I and Chinese museums. As a compensation, the exit is through the Oval Court, exceptionally open for the occasion.
It is not necessary to reserve a visit slot for the castle or the gardens.