In France, castles are slowly exiting lockdown. In Île-de-France, Château de Fontainebleau has decided to go for progressive reopening, starting with the park, then closely followed by the gardens, open for a few weeks. As for the castle itself, it will welcome visitors again starting from May 19.
Listed as historic monument and UNESCO World Heritage, Château de Fontainebleau used to be Kings of France’s secondary residence. The park and gardens attract many ramblers looking for some greenery. The carp pond, the Grand Canal, and even the big flowerbed by Le Nôtre, this verdant setting takes visitors to an idyllic place.
The reopening of Château de Fontainebleau gardens was paired with the return of guided tours, as well as the little train, and the horse-drawn carriage, the barks, as well as takeout food. A wonderful outing ahead after two months in lockdown. To celebrate the reopening, Château de Fontainebleau provides from May 19 to June 30 included an exclusive and unique rate of €7. To enjoy these exclusive conditions and follow the steps of the Emperor, you can book your tickets online now! You can even extent your tour of the indoor spaces with the exceptional green setting the castle gardens are, paced by a “Napoleon” tour as well.
As for health recommendations, Château de Fontainebleau says a 120-people-per-hour gauge has been instated, namely one person for 8sqm. Booking is highly recommended, and you can buy timestamped tickets online or on site. Gauges for guided tours are also limited to 10 people.
Visitors will have to comply with social distancing. The castle will provide hand sanitizer, and unveil a fitted tour. Facemasks-wearing is compulsory from 6 years old.
Dates and Opening Time
Starts 19 May 2021
Château de Fontainebleau