Visitors with disabilities

Practical information

How to get to the castle

Two parking spaces are at your disposal within the castle grounds. Access is via the Cour des Mathurins (entrance located in Rue Denecourt, across from the municipal theatre). 

You also have the option of being dropped off by car in front of the castle entrance. The vehicle will then have to be parked outside the castle grounds.

Public toilets are located in the Louis XV wing, before the castle entrance.

Special toilets are located in the reception areas upon request from staff.

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Visit freely

Admission is free of charge for people with disabilities and one accompanying person.

Access to the main courtyard and the reception areas has been improved thanks to a new pathway around its perimeter. 

Blind visitors are allowed to enter the castle with their guide dog.

The Grands Appartements are accessible to mobility impaired persons. The lift can be used upon request by contacting a receptionist.

The Diana and English Gardens are accessible to mobility impaired persons. For the other gardens, access is difficult because of the cobblestones.


Visitor aids

Audio guide

Hearing aid compatible

Tactile model

A tactile model of the castle and gardens is located near the main gate.


Practical information to guide you inside or outside the castle and historical information is available on your mobile phone, in audio format for the visually impaired, in visual format for the hearing impaired and in audiovisual format for all.

Download the free AudioSpot application to your smartphone and select your profile to get the right information.  

Add the QR code with a link to Google Play and the Apple Store.

Touchscreen tablet

The Napoleon Museum, the Imperial Theatre and the Turkish Boudoir are not accessible to mobility impaired persons, but a touchscreen tablet making it possible to take a virtual tour is available in the waiting room for guided tours on the ground floor of the reception areas. The entire tour is also accessible to the public there.

For more information:

  • Tel: 01 60 71 50 60 
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