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private guided tours of Fontainebleau and Barbizon
include entrance tickets.
The palace and parks of Fontainebleau are a
magnificent UNESCO World Heritage site. Once
a royal hunting lodge, Fontainebleau was
enlarged during the Renaissance and transformed
into a beautiful palace rich in both Italian
and French artistic traditions.
Your private tour guide will give you an introduction
to the history of the palace, which for 800
years was one of the most appreciated residences
of the French kings and emperors, from Louis
VI to Napoleon III.
Your guided tour will show off Fontainebleau’s
glorious Renaissance decor, including richly
adorned wood paneling, gilded carvings, frescoes,
tapestries and paintings. You will view the
Trinity Chapel, François 1er Gallery, Ballroom
and Royal Apartments.
After a stroll in the gardens, you will drive
to the idyllic village of Barbizon, which inspired
19th-century landscape painters like Millet,
Corot and Rousseau.