Used by the kings of France from the 12th century, the medieval royal hunting lodge of Fontainebleau, standing at the heart of a vast forest in the Ile-de-France, was transformed, enlarged and embellished in the 16th century by François I, who wanted to make a 'New Rome' of it. Surrounded by an immense park, the Italianate palace combines Renaissance and French artistic traditions.- UNESCO (CC-BY-SA IGO 3.0)
Palace and Park of Fontainebleau
From the Gare de Lyon (main line), take the train for either Montargis Sens, Montereau or Laroche-Migennes, descending at Fontainebleau-Avon station, then take the ‘Ligne 1’ bus destined for Les Lilas, descending at the ‘Château’ stop.
Start from the Fontainebleau-Avon station, ligne 1 direction “les lilas”
Take the A6 from Paris (Porte d’Orléans or Porte d’Italie), follow the exit for Fontainebleau.
Follow signs for Fontainebleau, then follow the “château” signs.
Transfer from Paris
PARISCityVISION runs tours to Fontainebleau and Vaux-le-Vicomte castles from Paris, departing from the agency located 2 rue des Pyramides 75001 Paris.
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