As of May 2008, the Château de Fontainebleau has been participating in the French Ministry of Culture and Communication’s Vivre Ensemble (‘Living Together’) initiative. This initiative has led to the formation of a working group of over twenty cultural establishments, which are taking steps to widen public access to cultural institutions for those who are at the greatest remove from them.
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Original tours of the château and specially-devised tour routes are available to help encourage wider social participation.
Entry to the château is free for those on minimum wage, and for long-term EU residents aged under 26.
For further information : 01 60 71 57 94.
Introductory training days on the Château de Fontainebleau and its grounds allow teachers, trainers, and group leaders and organisers working in the field of widening public access to be trained for a two-year permit allowing them to give talks in the Grands Appartements.
This means group leaders are issued with a permit to give explanatory talks within the château.
Those who do not have a permit to give talks in the Grands Appartements can follow the tour with the audio guides.
Those who do have a permit to do so should contact us in order to make bookings.
Specially-adapted guided tours can be organised.
Ideal for first-time visitors, the History tour of the château (which lasts an hour and a half) offers a historical overview of the Château de Fontainebleau spanning eight centuries.
For “family” group visits, a storytelling visit is ideal (tour lasts 1 hour ; various themes are available).
Please don’t hesitate to contact us to organise your visit.