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Winter holidays at the Château of Fontainebleau

Du 18 February
au 5 March

During the February holidays, the château offers a programme designed especially for you. Come and (re)discover the Château de Fontainebleau with your family or friends!

Napoleon III and Eugenie at Fontainebleau

On the occasion of the 150th anniversary of the death of Napoleon III, the Château de Fontainebleau is honouring the period of the Second Empire (1852-1870). The new tour “Fontainebleau in stereo(scopy)”, the presentation of thirteen period costumes and guided tours are included in the château entrance ticket and will allow you to take a different look at “the true house of kings, the home of centuries“.

Les vacances d'hiver au château de Fontainebleau - les fantômes du théâtre

Unusual guided tours (only available in French)

Two actors, like ghosts straight out of the Second Empire, will bring to life the golden age of the Imperial theatre created by Napoleon III and Eugenie. Discover in an original and spirited way this unique heritage where anecdotes, secrets and extracts from plays performed in the 19th century all mingle together.
Duration: 1h
All public – From 6 years old
Price: 27€ with castle entrance ticket included | 13€ reduced price

The Turkish boudoir was the private room of Queen Marie-Antoinette in Fontainebleau. It bears witness to the Ancien Régime’s taste for the Orient. After the Revolution stripped it of its original furniture, it was refurnished for Empress Josephine, who made it her private bedroom.

Duration: 45 minutes
All public
Price: 19€ with castle entrance ticket | 5€ reduced price

Discover the areas, from the most private one to the most spectacular one, which made the renown of the grand sojourns in Fontainebleau during the Second Empire.

Duration: 1h45
All public
Price: 19€ with the château’s entrance ticket | 5€ reduced price
Everyday from 18
th February to 31 December

Admire the new display of Rosa Bonheur’s works at the Château de Fontainebleau, first museum dedicated to the artist. (Re)discover the Napoleon III’s smoking room, an emblematic private area of the court life during the Second Empire.

Duration: 45 minutes
All public
Price : 19€ with the château’s ticket entrance included | 5€ for reduced price
Every last Saturday of the month from 25th February to 30th December

You can also find our other guided tours by clicking on the “Book here” button.

Costume rental : stroll around the castle dressed as the sovereigns !

The company Les Arlequins offers you a unique experience! Discover the castle in period costumes and experience a journey into the heart of history.

Every day except Tuesday
From 10 am to 5 pm (last rental at 4.15 pm)
Price: 12 € | 8 € for children under 12 years old
Reservation: Only on site on the day of the visit


Les vacances au château de Fontainebleau - location de cosutmes
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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.

We would like to inform you that the chateau will be exceptionally closed on Wednesday 24 April morning. It will reopen from 1 p.m., under the usual conditions. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.

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