A splendour of Renaissance and classical style
Classified as a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1981
the castle of fontainebleau


Fontainebleau is the only royal and imperial castle that has been continuously inhabited for seven centuries. It is also the most furnished castle in France. It has 1500 rooms (not all of them are accessible to the public). The park and gardens cover nearly 130 hectares.

  • The entrance ticket allows a free visit of the castle including the Napoleon I museum and the Grand Apartments (count about 2 hours of visit)
  • The Imperial Theatre, the Petits Appartements, the Appartements de Mme de Maintenon and the Turkish Boudoir are open to guided tours only.
  • For tours and activities, book online and select a time slot.


  • A tour guide for 7/12 year-olds and enriched with additional visuals and commentary on the rooms and works, in an adult version.
  • The castle gardens can be visited every day of the year. Depending on the season, you can enjoy horse-drawn carriage, the small traincanoeing, or a visit to the Salle du Jeu de Paume.


  • The Estocade company offers to rent its costumes for the duration of your visit: costumes of the king's musketeers, marquises, marquises...
  • During the school vacations of the zone C
  • Daily (except Tuesdays). October to March: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. (last rental at 4:15 p.m.). From July 10 to August 24 inclusive, from Wednesday to Sunday (they will not be present on Mondays and Tuesdays). At 10:30 am, 12 pm, 2:15 pm, 3:45 pm
  • duration : 1h
  • Children aged 6 and over accompanied by an adult
  • Rate 14 € + admission ticket
  • (ID is required as a deposit)


  • With the family: investigation at the Château From age 7 : Explore unusual areas of the château not usually open to the public to help the curator solve a case dating back to the 19th century - (Duration 1h30 - except during school vacations)
  • The discovery of the castle An itinerary dedicated to meeting the sovereigns who have succeeded one another at Fontainebleau, and discovering the castle's emblematic sites (duration: 1h30) - Daily, 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • The visit of the Imperial Theatre The Imperial Theater was commissioned by Napoleon III and inaugurated in 1857. Discover the history of the theater's construction, the imperial box, the sets and the performances given for the court (duration: 45min). Every day at 4:30 p.m.
  • A visit to the Petits Appartements The Petits Appartements, as we see them today, are the result of the final renovations carried out under the two Empires (duration 1h15). They were fitted out during the reign of Louis XV, who installed a series of small cabinets reserved for his use on the first floor of the Grands Appartements wing. Every day at 2:30 pm 
  • The Turkish boudoir: The Turkish boudoir was Queen Marie-Antoinette's private space in Fontainebleau. It bears witness to the Ancien Régime's taste for the Orient. (Duration 45 min)
  • The Empress Museum: 800 works of art, mostly from Asia, offered as gifts (Duration 30 min)


  • Evening visit: "A summer night at court ""Discover the gardens at nightfall and the château's emblematic rooms, as well as its secret areas, in a unique atmosphere. Every Thursday and Saturday, from July 11 to September 7 inclusive.
  • Nature tour cycle : “Discovering the biodiversity of meadows and woodlandsAs part of the European Heritage Days Seasonal program featuring crickets, bird calls, wild plants... Saturday, September 21 at 2:30 pm - duration: 2:30 hours - free admission

What to do in Seine-et-Marne with your family?

Practical information

View schedule details From October to March : 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. (last access at 4:15 p.m.) From April to September : From 9:30 am to 6:00 pm (last access at 5:15 pm)

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