The Château of Fontainebleau is an hour’s drive south Paris.
Fontainebleau basically owes its fame to the castle and the park named on UNESCO’s heritage list.
The palais owes its origin to royalty’s passion for hunting and collecting works of art. It has an extremely di erent past, from last Capetians up to Napoleon III.
Your driver will help to get in; Audio guides to rent at the entrance.
Barbizon Village is 15 minutes’ drive from Fontainebleau.
Barbizon is a mythical place in the pre-impressionist France. From 1830, which is still a hamlet loggers indeed at the Inn Ganne, all painters who seek inspiration from the natural intact, finding their subjects in the countryside or the forest of Fontainebleau near, painting on the ground.
You driver will guide you on walking tour on the village main street. Enjoy the art galleries windows till Ganne Inn, the museum of the Barbizon school installed in the home of Theodore Rousseau.
Your driver is able to suggest many different restaurants for lunch, then drive to Vaux le Vicomte. (30 minutes drive).
Vaux Le Vicomte:
Château Vaux le Vicomte was built in 1656 by Nicolas Fouquet the superintendent of finances under Mazarin. It was designed by architects who built the Château de Versailles a few years later (1682), Architect Louis Le Vau, landscape architect and gardener André le Notre and Decorator Charles Le Brun.
You will learn more about the controversial history of this château during your guided visit to Fontainebleau.