Palace of Fontainebleau

Local nameChâteau de Fontainebleau
LocationFontainebleau, France

The Palace of Fontainebleau or Château de Fontainebleau, located 55 kilometres southeast of the center of Paris, in the commune of Fontainebleau, is one of the largest French royal châteaux. The medieval castle and subsequent palace served as a residence for the French monarchs from Louis VII to Napoleon III. Francis I and Napoleon were the monarchs who had the most influence on the Palace as it stands today.. It is now a national museum and a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

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Opening hours

Chateau (daily except Tue):
Oct - Mar: 9:30 am - 5 pm
Apr - Sep: 9:30 am - 6 pm
(Last admission 45 minutes before closing.)
Closed on Jan 1, May 1 and Dec 25.

Nov - Feb: 9 am - 5 pm
Mar, Apr, Oct: 9 am - 6 pm
May - Sep: 9 am - 7 pm

The park is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.


The Great Apartments:
Adults: €11
Concessions: €9
Free admission: children (under 18), EU citizens (18 - 25), disabled people

Guided visit prices depend on the visit duration. For more information see the official website.

More information and contact


Official Website

UNESCO website


Phone +33 1 6071 5070

Address 77300 Fontainebleau, France

Coordinates 48°24'8.088" N 2°41'58.836" E

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