9.00 am: Be met in the lobby of your Hotel in Paris.
Drive to Fontainebleau. Fontainebleau started life as a fortified castle in the middle Ages, becoming a palace in the time of François I. It is the only chateau to have been continuously inhabited for eight centuries. The park dates from the time of Henri IV. The magnificent flowerbeds, the Diana’s garden and the English garden were designed by Le Nôtre. The English garden: François I had pine trees planted and a grotto built in the Italian style, which was popular at the time. Henri IV planted the first plane tree, which at the time was a very rare specimen. Today there are no pines left, but plenty of plane and cypress trees. The place takes its name from the Bliaud (or Blaut) spring, which flows into a basin in the middle of the garden.
Enjoy a lunch at leisure recommends by your guide.
Pursue your day with the visit of the charming Castle of Vaux le Vicomte. Visit the Chateau of Vaux Le Vicomte which was built in the French Baroque style during the 17th century (1658–1661), for Nicolas Fouquet, the then superintendent of finances of Louis XIV. Vaux-le-Vicomte was in many ways the most influential work built in Europe in the mid-17th century. Here, together with the architect Louis Le Vau, the landscape gardener, André le Nôtre, and the painter-decorator, Charles Le Brun, worked on a large-scale project for the first time. Their collaboration marked the beginning of a new order: the "Magnificent Manner," involving a system of collective work, and could be applied to the creation of an entire landscape. Le Nôtre's garden was the dominant structure of the great complex. The château rises on an elevated platform, opened in the middle of the woods, and marks the border between unequal spaces, treated in a different way.
6.00 pm: Return to your Hotel in Paris.