Fontainebleau and its surroundings
Imperial city at the gates of Paris, Fontainebleau reveals its fabulous heritage.
70 km from Paris, Fontainebleau is a must for lovers of imperial history. It was a hunting residence, firstly for kings, then emperors, through its exceptional historical heritage in the heart of the preserved environment of its forest.
Its multiple remarkable sites compete for interest: its churches, its magnificent castle and park classified as World Heritage by UNESCO, its squares, its pedestrian streets ... no less than 40 buildings classified as Historic Monuments.
The city is a place of visit and cultural enrichment to discover by taking the route of the sandstone.
But Fontainebleau is also an exceptional natural environment 1 hour 30 minutes from Paris. Its forest, recognized by UNESCO as a World Biosphere Reserve and its park make it a very popular destination for walkers, hikers and rock-climbing enthusiasts (a world-renowned site for bouldering!). A unique site for nature lovers that brings together more than 1,200 animal and plant species and offers an extensive network of marked trails for walkers, cyclists and horse riders.
With its magnificent site of the “Grand Parquet” and its hippodrome, Fontainebleau has also become “a horse capital” and hosts very renowned events in the equestrian environment.
Do not hesitate to extend your stay with us to deepen the discovery of our region which is home to many remarkable tourist places such as the Château de Vaux-le-Vicomte, the charming village of Barbizon, Melun, Provins or Disneyland® Paris ...