Practical informations

Opening hours

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Prices

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Tickets

Tickets include admission to the Grands Appartements and the Napoleon I Museum. You can purchase your ticket online in advance or on site on the day of your visit.

Video guide

  • Standard price: €4

Rent in the reception area depending on tablet availability.

 

Guided tour on the Saint Louis staircase at the château de Fontainebleau

Guided tours (only available in French at the moment)

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 two hours:

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

For non-French speaking visitors, a video guide is available in 11 languages. More information by clicking here.

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);
  • 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
  • holders of the Balad’Pass 77 issued by Seine-et-Marne Attractivité, accompanied by an adult paying the full admission price,
  • 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);

Tour amenities

The only indoor toilets in the Chateau are located at the end of the tour.

(Other toilets are accessible from the main courtyard to the right of the ticket office.)

Free lockers are available to leave pushchairs, child carriers, bulky bags, umbrellas and other items prohibited during the visit. The Establishment cannot be held responsible in the event of theft of valuable objects left in the lockers.

For preservation reasons and safety, bulky pushchairs and child carriers are not allowed when visiting the Chateau.

Front worn baby slings are available at the cloakroom in addition to buggies.

Changing tables are at your available in the women’s toilets.

Pets are not allowed in the gardens and the courtyards of the Chateau. Service dogs are allowed. 

A lift provides access to the Grands Appartements for people with reduced mobility.

For more information about access for people with reduced mobility, please click here.

The Château de Fontainebleau has several take-away options in the Fountain Courtyard, as well as a restaurant and a café.

Restaurant: the restaurant Les Petites Bouches de l’Empereur offers various options for lunch in the heart of the Chateau. You can also take advantage of its terrace for a gourmet break facing the Grand Parterre.

Café: The Café des Mariniers invites you to discover its range of hot and cold drinks, as well as its homemade verrines, to be enjoyed on its terrace with a breathtaking view over the Etang aux Carpes.

Picnic: Picnics are only allowed on the lawns in the Jardin Anglais and the park, and on the benches in the other gardens and courtyards.

The Chateau shop is located to the right of the Horseshoe Staircase. It is open to all during the Chateau’s usual opening hours.

Photography is authorised in the courtyards, gardens and interior spaces of the Château de Fontainebleau during the opening hours of the estate.

We remind you that it is forbidden to

  • walk on the lawns;
  • take photographs with a flash in the interior spaces;
  • use a selfie pole in the indoor areas;
  • use camera stands and camera stands;
  • use drones;
  • use professional equipment for filming;
  • use a hand-held stabiliser;

Wedding photos are allowed in the courtyards and gardens at the Château de Fontainebleau free of charge during the estate’s opening hours.

Please be aware that it is forbidden:

  • to walk on the lawns;
  • to access the estate by vehicle;
  • to take wedding photos on tours of the Chateau;
  • to use drones;
  • to use camera stands;
  • to use professional equipment for filming;
  • to use a hand-held stabiliser.

For all requests regarding private photo shoots, please contact the private service department.

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Access

By car

From Paris, take the A6 (Porte d’Orléans or Porte d’Italie) and take the Fontainebleau exit.

Head towards Fontainebleau, and then follow the signs for the ‘château’.

By train

Take the train from Paris Gare de Lyon (main lines) towards Montargis, Montereau, or Laroche-Migennes, and get off at the Fontainebleau-Avon station.

Bus line 1 heading towards Les Lilas to the ‘Château’ stop.

By coach from Paris

PARISCityVISION organises tours of the Fontainebleau and Vaux-le-Vicomte castles from Paris, departing from the agency located at 2 rue des Pyramides 75001 Paris.

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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 (exceptionally closed on Tuesdays until the end of March, except on Tuesdays 13th and 20th, February).

Coming to the chateau

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