The castle is open every day except Tuesdays ; January 1st, May 1st, and December 25th.
- October to March : 9:30AM-5:00PM (last entry at 4:15PM).
- April to September : 9:30AM-6:00PM (last entry at 5:15PM).
The Ballroom closes at 4:00PM October to March and at 5:00PM April to September.
The chinese museum might be closed between 11:30am and 2:30pm
A complete visit of the castle takes an estimated 2 hours.
Individuals may visit the château’s Grands Appartements, which include the Papal Apartments, the Sovereign’s Apartment, and the Emperor’s Inner Apartments without a tour guide. This visit, including the Francis I Gallery and the Throne Room, will take approximately two hours.
Audio guides are available until 3.30pm in winter and 4.30pm in summer.
You can complete your visit with a tour of the gardens ; there is a French-style garden, the Grand Parterre, and two English-style gardens, the Jardin de Diane and the Jardin Anglais.
An audio guide for the courtyards and gardens is available.
Purchase online :
Reserve tickets online [here -http://chateaudefontainebleau.ticke...]
There are tours in French every day for :
- the Petits Appartements
The private apartments of the Emperor Napoleon I and the Empresses Josephine and Marie Louise.
- Second Empire-related rooms
Second empire related rooms and the theatre will allow you to follow further in the footsteps of Emperor Napoleon III and his wife Empress Eugenie.
On arrival, please consult the noticeboard at the château entrance, or call from 9.30am onwards on the day of your visit to find out the day’s schedule of events.
Themed visits allow you to get a deeper insight into the château, covering such areas as the arts, historical figures, and lifestyles and traditions.
Storytelling visits, workshops and dramatised visits offer entertaining ways for everyone to find out more about the château.
Places for these tours are limited, so booking is recommended.
Any unpaid reservations still unclaimed 10 minutes before the start of the tour will go back on sale.
For further information and bookings : 01 60 71 50 60..