Self-guided tours

Your visit

Fontainebleau is the only château inhabited by every monarch from the 12thto the 19th century and the most beautifully furnished French royal palace. It features Renaissance masterpieces commissioned by Francis I, the lavishly decorated interiors of Marie Antoinette, the state apartment of Napoleon I, the styles preferred by Napoleon III and Eugenie… A royal residence for hunting and getting away from it all, it tells us all about the monarchs’ official and intimate court life.

  • The ticket for the château includes free entry to the Napoleon I Museum and the Grands Appartements and is valid all day.
  • Self-guided tours are possible every day (except Tuesday), from 9:30am to 4pm (5pm in summer), apart from Sunday afternoons and bank holidays.
  • There is a coach park on Boulevard Magenta, very close to the entrance to the château.
Stag Gallery (bronzes from the Francis I collection)


  • Group price (admission fee): €10/ person instead of €12 (for 20 people and more)
  • Video guide in 11 languages: €4/ video guide
  • Booking for guided tours of the château by an external guide: €30 for 10 people or more
  • HistoPad (admission to the Chinese Museum) in 11 languages: €3/HistoPad
  • Guide and coach driver accompanying a group: free admission
  • Please do not obstruct the reception areas. We kindly ask that only the group leader goes to the group counter to pick up the tickets and/or tour guide permit.
  • Backpacks, umbrellas, metal baby carriers and pushchairs are not permitted in the château.
  • The château hires baby carriers and pushchairs. Lockers are also available in the visitor reception areas.
  • No enclosed or heated rooms are available for lunch. If it rains, you can shelter under the Galerie des Fleurs outside, in the Cour de la Fontaine.
Ticket blanc

Tickets and prices

Online Ticketing

Online Ticketing

Opening hours

The chateau

The chateau is open every day except Tuesday, January 1st, May 1st and December 25th.

From October to March: 9.30 am to 5 pm (last access at 4.15 pm).

From April to September: 9.30 am to 6 pm (last access at 5.15 pm).

The park and gardens are open, under the usual conditions, free of charge.

The restaurant is open every day for lunch.

Coming to the chateau

    Calcul de l'itinéraire jusqu'au Château de Fontainebleau