Outdoor activities

At different times of the year you can take horse-drawn carriage or train rides in the gardens, hire boats on the pond and discover the historic Jeu de Paume court.

Don’t miss the visit of the gardens !

The gardens of the castle welcome you every day throughout the year.

Depending on the season and your desires, discover or rediscover the gardens through unforgettable experiences. Horse-drawn carriage rides, miniature train rides, canoeing, or a visit to the Jeu de Paume room, choose the activity that suits you.

Also enjoy the restaurant Les Petites Bouches de l’Empereur, the Café des Mariniers as well as a large choice of take-away food for big and small appetites.

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Discover the gardens of the Château de Fontainebleau on board the little train, accompanied by an audioguide in 8 languages.

Every day from April to November.

School vacations: open every day

Departure from the Cour d’Honneur every hour from noon

35 minutes

Adults: €8 / Children 4-18 years old: €4 (free for children under 4) / Groups: €5 per person
Group : €5 per person / Schoolchildren : €90 per group

06 08 34 36 27

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Come and canoe on the Carp Pond as the sovereigns and their court used to do

From May to August : every day Closed on Mondays and Tuesdays in April, September and October

Departure from the courtyard of the Fountain from 10:30 am

30 minutes to 1 hour

30 minutes : 5 € /1 hour : 8 € (free – 3 years old)

07 82 53 24 64

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Discover the castle and its domain during an immersive guided tour

All year long

Departure from Porte Dorée from 11:00 am

Tour around the Grand Parterre and the Grand Canal

20 minutes (40 minutes upon reservation)

Adults: 7,50 € / Children 4-18 years old: 5 € (free for children under 4)

06 81 50 09 20


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Admire the castle and its gardens from above and enjoy a grandiose show

From April to October, every day

Price on request

Departure from the Grand Canal

03 80 97 38 61

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The Château de Fontainebleau has one of the few active Jeu de Paumein France. in France. Henri IV, like other sovereigns and the best players of their time and the best players of their time played memorable games in this room.

Before introducing young and old to this sport full of history, the
the master of the game explains its origins, its rules and its craft.

The Fontainebleau Jeu de Paume Circle

Master of the game : Guillaume Dortu

01 64 22 47 67 / 06 71 33 52 26


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Take advantage of our catering offers

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The restaurant Les Petites Bouches de l’Empereur (Monument Café) offers different formulas for lunch in the heart of the castle. On the menu: buffet of savory verrines, casseroles and sweet verrines. You can also enjoy its terrace for a gourmet break facing the Grand Parterre.

Located at Porte Dorée.

The restaurant does not take reservations at the moment.

Open from 9:30 am every day until the domain closes.

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The Café des Mariniers (Monument Café) invites you to discover its offer of hot and cold drinks, as well as its homemade verrines, to be tasted on its terrace offering a breathtaking view on the Etang aux Carpes.

Located at the Cour de la Fontaine.

Open from 9:30 am every day until the closing of the domain.

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The banquet room (Monument Café) receives groups upon reservation.

Located at the Porte Dorée.

Open every day, according to availability.

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Several three-wheelers (Monument Café) offer sandwiches, pancakes, cold drinks and sweets to take away.

Nomadic stands located in the courtyards and gardens. Number of stands varies according to seasonality.

Available at the end of April.

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Guillaume Dubost offers you his artisanal ice creams Mille & Une Glaces with natural flavors from Moret-sur-Loing

Located at the Grand Parterre

Open in the afternoon on weekends from April to May, then every day until the end of September

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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, except on Tuesday until April 7th.

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