Opening hours and Prices:

Opening hours

Open every day except Tuesdays, 1 January, 1 May, and 25 December.

  • 9:30am-6pm from April to September
    Last admission: 5:15pm
  • 9:30am-5pm from October to March                                          Last admission: 4:15pm

Some spaces may close early
It is recommended to allow 2 hours for a complete self-guided tour of the château.

Entry to the courtyards and gardens is free and they are open every day.

  • From November to February: 9am-5pm (last admission 4pm)
  • In March, April and October: 9am-6pm (last admission 5pm)
  • From May to September: 9am-7pm (last admission 6pm)

The Diana Garden and the English Garden may close early.

In the event of bad weather or for reasons beyond our control, the gardens may be closed.

The park is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

© Bernard Sarrazin

Prices

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Tickets

Tickets include admission to the Grands Appartements and the Napoleon I Museum.

Video guide

  • Standard price: €4

Rent in the reception area depending on tablet availability.

Chinese Museum

  • Price: €3, in addition to the admission fee, including HistoPad, from 12 years and over.

The HistoPad is available in 12 languages.

枫丹白露宫中国馆
Guided tour on the Saint Louis staircase at the château de Fontainebleau

Guided tours

Visitors must pay the admission fee for all guided tours. Visitors purchasing guided tours pay a reduced admission fee. People qualifying for free admission only pay the price of the tour.

Tour lasting 30 minutes to one hour:

  • Full price: €5
  • Reduced price: €3

Tour lasting 90 minutes:

  • Full price: €7
  • Reduced price: €5

Free admission and reductions

  • on the first Sunday of each month, except July and August;
  • during certain national events: Museum Night, Art History Festival, European Heritage Days. Non-exhaustive list, depending on government policy.
  • under 18s
  • long-term EU residents of any nationality, aged 18 to 26;
  • people with disabilities and war veterans (and their carer/friend);
  • those receiving unemployment benefit, minimum pension payments, single parent benefit, or similar welfare payments;
  • Pass Education holders;
  • university and art school students (Ecole du Louvre, Institut National du Patrimoine, Ecole nationale des Chartes);
  • public museum scientific and research staff, Ministry of Culture and INHA (Institut National d’Histoire de l’Art) staff
  • history of art, fine arts, architecture and archaeology teachers;
  • journalists with a valid press pass;
  • conference speakers and tour guides;
  • ICOM and ICOMOS members;
  • coach drivers accompanying groups;
  • members of the Association des Amis du château de Fontainebleau (SAMCF);
  • holders of the Balad’Pass 77 issued by Seine-et-Marne Attractivité, accompanied by an adult paying the full admission price;
  • staff from tourist information offices and visitor centres, Departmental Tourism Committees, Regional Tourism Committees and Atout France.
  • large families;
  • non-EU nationals who are long-term residents in the EU aged 18 to 25;
  • visitors paying admission fees with holiday vouchers, individually or as a group;
  • RMN loyalty card holders;
  • visitors eligible for special offers for cultural institutions;
  • Paris-Visite train ticket holders;
  • France-Montgolfières hot-air balloon ticket holders, departing from the château de Fontainebleau;
  • "Les Paris Plus" Pass holders;
  • Members of Societies of Friends recognised by the RMN;
  • Ministry of the Interior officials, their family and retired officials.
  • Exemptions and reduced-price admission for the cultural offer at the château
  • The following groups are eligible for free admission to cultural institutions for individuals, on presentation of the relevant ID:
  • Children under 4.
  • young people under 26;
  • people with disabilities and war veterans (and their carer/friend);
  • those receiving unemployment benefit, minimum pension payments, single parent benefit, or similar welfare payments;
  • Pass Education holders;
  • public museum scientific and research staff, Ministry of Culture and INHA (Institut National d’Histoire de l’Art) staff
  • journalists with a valid press pass;
  • conference speakers and tour guides;
  • ICOM and ICOMOS members;
  • members of the Société des Amis du château de Fontainebleau (ACF);
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Tickets and prices

Online Ticketing

Online Ticketing

Opening hours

The castle

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.

Coming to the castle

Calcul de l'itinéraire jusqu'au Château de Fontainebleau