The Château de Fontainebleau launches their Imperial Sedan

Come aboard the Imperial Sedan, an electric tuk-tuk that takes you from the Fontainebleau-Avon station to the Château de Fontainebleau while crossing through the park and the Grand Parterre!

This mode of tourist transport offers an eco-friendly alternative to get to the château from the Fontainebleau-Avon train station. This experimental project allows the discovery of 130 hectares of the park and gardens, all while facilitating arrival at the château. It’s an additional transportation option that can enrich your visiting experience!

Grand Canal du Château de Fontainebleau

A journey to the heart of hisory and nature

The Imperial Sedan travels through the exteriors of the château, allowing visitors to get a new look at its historic horticultural heritage. Passengers can view the network of waterfalls, star-shaped alleys, white poplars, and oak and fruit trees while also passing by the Grand Canal built under Henri IV. Visitors can then enjoy the Grand Parterre, designed by André Le Nôtre, as well as a
breathtaking view of “The true residence of kings, house of centuries” before getting dropped off in front of the entrance to the château. The Imperial Sedan also allows you to reach the Fontainebleau-Avon station from the Cour d’Honneur.

Limited to 6 people per trip.

It is recommend to purchase your tickets in advance.

Or by telephone at 
+33 (0)6 08 34 36 27 

Practical Information


The Imperial Sedan is available every day except Tuesday.

Duration: 20 minutes for a trip through the park from the Fontainebleau-Avon station (3 km).

Duration: 1 hour for a round trip (6 km).

The Imperial Sedan route is subject to change depending on the work being carried out in the gardens.


Meeting point at Fontainebleau-Avon station: at the bus station, near the buses, at the carpool meeting site. Arrival is at the entrance of the château ticket office.

Meeting point at the Château de Fontainebleau: in front of the château gift shop in the Cour d’Honneur. Arrival is in front of Fontainebleau-Avon station.


For one trip*:

€5 per person

* The price includes a trip from the station to the château, or from the château to the station, or a 40-minute walk back.

The ticket is valid for two hours.

Getting to the château

SNCF: Gare de Lyon (grandes lignes), Transilien R, Fontainebleau-Avon station stop.

The de-zoning of the Navigo Pass allows pass holders to travel to Fontainebleau by train.

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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).

Due to security works, some rooms of the Chateau will be closed successively all year long. We do apologise for the inconvenience.

Coming to the chateau

    Calcul de l'itinéraire jusqu'au Château de Fontainebleau