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Would you like to experience a special VIP treatment during your VIP Fontainebleau Castle tour?
VIP Tours will give you full satisfaction taking you on this unforgettable journey of 5 hours in Fontainebleau that will introduce you to one of the most prestigious and renowned royal castles in France.
Your personal, licensed driver-guide who is a specialist of the history of Fontainebleau will pick you up at your hotel in a luxurious Mercedes minivan or car and will tailor your tour to your specific wishes and needs.
During the VIP Fontainebleau Castle tour, on the way (1 hour of driving), your personal driver-guide will give you an introduction to the history of the Castle. There, you will enjoy a private guided visit of the castle and its gardens.
With over 1500 rooms at the heart of 130 acres of parkland and gardens, the Fontainebleau Castle can proudly claim to have been a sovereign residence for 8 centuries: Capetiens, Valois, Bourbons and Orleans, all members of French ruling dynasties have lived within these walls.
The first recorded reference to the Fontainebleau Castle in a royal charter dates back to 1137. The central keep dates from that period. In 1259, Saint Louis, who loved this fortified castle in Fontainebleau, established a monastery there presided by Mathurin monks. The monastery was to be acquired by King Francis I that did impressive extension works in 1528.
The last major building expansion works at the castle were carried out during the reign of King Henri IV whose favorite residence it was after the Louvre. Throughout the 17th C many key events took place in Fontainebleau, so a canal was dug and new gardens were designed and planted…
Life at the Fontainebleau Castle under the First Empire was closely linked to the rise and fall of the Imperial Eagle. Napoleon did more than anyone to restore the Castle, refurbishing it completely after the Revolution. It was at Fontainebleau where Napoleon bid farewell to his wife Marie Louise and his son, the King of Rome on January 24th 1814.
The Fontainebleau Castle houses an exceptional collection of works of Art representing the stylistic and aesthetic taste of those who lived there. They provide a fascinating Art history lesson.
After this incredible visit, your personal, licensed driver-guide will drive you back to your hotel. This tour due to the VIP treatment that we provide will leave you without doubt outstanding memories of your day in Fontainebleau. (Entrance tickets included)

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