Tickets for Château de Fontainebleau: Priority Entrance

A luxurious retreat for French royalty

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Overview
Opening hours
Today:  09:30 - 18:00
Tomorrow:  09:30 - 18:00
Friday:  09:30 - 18:00
Saturday:  09:30 - 18:00
Sunday:  09:30 - 18:00
Monday:  09:30 - 18:00
Tuesday:  Closed
Best time to visit
Early afternoon
Highlights
  • Get priority entrance to Fontainebleau - the only royal and imperial château to have been continuously inhabited for eight centuries
  • Explore chapels, galleries and guest apartments which would have been used by French and visiting royalty, and see Marie Antoinette's bed, Napoleon's throne and more!
  • Wander through over 1500 rooms and 130 acres of parkland and gardens, visit the museums and feel what it must have been like as a king or queen growing up here
Description

You can watch all the period dramas you like, but Keira Knightley and co can't get close to what it must have really been like at Château de Fontainebleau. This sovereign residence for eight centuries was home to all manner of pomp and circumstance. The walls can't talk, but they can show you what it was like during the heydays of French royalty. Get Priority Entrance and avoid the lines (just like the royals would've done).

Embraced by 130 hectares of pretty parks and gardens, Château de Fontainebleau has been a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1981, although the first recorded reference was in a royal charter back in 1137. To visit here is to soak up imperial atmosphere.

You'll be awed by the opulent décor in the sovereign apartments, designed for the Court of Napoleon III. See Marie Antoinette's bed, Napoleon's throne, and François Gérard's 1807 portrait of Empress Josephine in her coronation regalia. Stroll through the galleries in which the court would socialise, gossip and promenade, and visit three decadent chapels and four art museums.

Napoleon himself refurbished the Château after the revolution in 1814 and, in his memoirs, he referred to it as "the true home of Kings." Louis XIII spent a happy childhood here, learning how to hunt, play tennis, and draw. With over 1500 rooms Château de Fontainebleau was - and still is - a magnificent maze of French beauty, history and architecture.

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Ticket features
Instant ticket delivery
Smartphone tickets accepted
Priority Entrance
What's included
Entrance to the Great Apartments circuit
Entrance to the Napoleon I museum
Entrance to temporary exhibitions
Audio guide
Live guide
Chinese museum
Instructions

Show your smartphone ticket at the entrance, after the security check.

Changing or cancelling your ticket
  • Cancellations are not possible for this ticket
  • Changes are possible for this ticket
Venue
Address
Château de Fontainebleau
Fontainebleau, 77300, Paris
Key info
Wheelchair accessible
Additional info

Getting There

  • From the Gare de Lyon in Paris, take the train (line R) to Montargis-Sens and get off at Fontainebleau-Avon
  • From Fontainebleau, take the bus (line 1) to Les Lilas and get off at the Château
Reviews
Jul 8, 2019
Fascinating to "go back in time" - amazing palace - rather more "homely" than Versailles - beautiful grounds and very informative and interesting audio guide - well worth a visit .
Plenty of restaurants close by the palace to complete the day .
Jul 6, 2019
Excellent service. Booked tickets with minimal hassle.
Jun 24, 2019
It's a beautiful chateau with lots of royal and emperor interiors, totally worth visiting.
Jun 7, 2019
Beautifully laid out, excellent audio guide and a lot of walking.
May 30, 2019
Tiqets worked perfectly. I was able to pick the day I wanted to visit Fontainebleau using Tiqets. I was not able to pick the date on the Fontainebleau website.
May 18, 2019
very beautiful cadtle, nicely maintained, smiling staff, and funny history~
May 4, 2019
Extraordinary palace with beautiful surrounds, lovely to stroll, sit by the many gardens and lake and have lunch , difficult to find entry, to palace, poor signage but excellent once within the palace rooms themselves, excellent explanations of history with each room .
Dec 26, 2018
Well worth a visit. Very impressive.
Nov 25, 2018
Fontainebleu is one of the most marvelous sites I have visited anywhere. A great museum that is easy to see.
Sep 14, 2018
There is a lack of clear suignage where to go.

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