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Spring at the Château de Fontainebleau

Du 20 March
au 21 June

Come and enjoy the return of spring at the Château de Fontainebleau: themed days, unforgettable and unique visits, a new contemporary art tour in the English garden and musical interludes will punctuate this season!

Theatrical visit for families :
« Extraordinary journeys inside the works of Jules Verne »

Dive into the world of this emblematic with characters who, by touching your imagination, will take you on an adventure full of surprises and humour.

Duration: 1h
All public, children under adults supervision | Only available in French
Price: 25€ with the castle entrance ticket included | 10€ at reduced price
From 23rd April to 8th May (Spring holidays) and the 27th, 28th and 29th May

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Exceptional concerts by Thomas Hengelbrock

Hengelbrock dirige l’Eroica

Thomas Hengelbrock is back at the Château de Fontainebleau to conduct Beethoven’s Eroica Symphony No. 3. This concert-event will bring together the musicians of the Balthasar Neumann Orchestra with young singers from the Académie de l’Opéra national de Paris.

Friday 12 May at 7.30pm
Saturday 13 May at 6.30pm
Sunday 14 May at 3pm
Prices: € 27 with the château entrance ticket | € 15 at reduced price

La Nuit des Musées

The 19th edition of la Nuit européenne des Musées will take place on Saturday 13 May 2023. On this occasion, the château will open the doors of its tour circuit for free, from 8pm to midnight.

A participative show “Fêtes au château”, proposed by the association Orchestre à l’école, will tell you the story of festivals. Musicians, actors and a lecturer will bring the Galerie des Cerfs to life!
Limited number of places, in French only

Saturday 13th May 2023
From 8pm to midnight, last admission at 11.15pm
Free admission
The restaurant and the castle shop will be exceptionally open in the evening.

Contemporary art tour
« Grandeur Nature. 18 artistes au jardin » 

In partnership with the Musée de la Chasse et de la Nature, the Château de Fontainebleau is offering for the very first time an outdoor contemporary art tour. Come and enjoy a playful journey to discover works of art with a touch of surrealism in the heart of an exceptional vegetal scenery.
Don’t hesitate to pick up a game booklet to discover the exhibition with your family!

English Garden of the château de Fontainebleau
From 14th May to 17th September 2023
Price : € 4, € 16 with the château’s ticket entrance | Pass at € 15 (unlimited access to the jardin Anglais for the duration of the exhibition)

Art History Festival

12th edition | Theme: the climate | Invited country: Belgium

Come and enjoy more than 300 activities at the castle and in the surrounding partner locations to discuss the theme of climate or the ancient and contemporary artistic productions of Belgium. Workshops on carnivorous plants or comic strips, as well as unforgettable or unique guided tours will amaze young and old! Conferences, round tables and film screenings will punctuate these festive days.
The book fair will be back with a new format, organised by the RMN – Grand Palais.

2, 3 and 4 June 2023
The château, the exhibitions and the activities are free

Venez au festival de l histoire de l art pour cette nouvelle édition 2024 !

Les Amis de l'Orgue de Fontainebleau

Come and share a musical moment in the Chapelle de la Trinité with the association les Amis de l’Orgue de Fontainebleau.

Joseph Rassam – organ
Works by J.Ph. Rameau, L. Marchand, and J.H. d’Anglebert.

Duration: 1 hour
Price: 10 € full price | 7€ reduced price | free for under 18s
The Chapel of the Trinity
Sunday 11 June at 6.15 pm

Discover the château and gardens in a unique way

Every day, the castle offers numerous guided tours, allowing you to discover the secrets and historical anecdotes of this royal palace. Petits Appartements, Empress Eugenie’s museum, Imperial Theatre… access exceptional spaces that will amaze young and old alike!

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

You can also take advantage of the restaurant Les Petites Bouches de l’Empereur, the Café des Mariniers and a wide range of takeaway food for both big and small appetites.

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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.

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