With over 1500 rooms at the heart of 130 acres of parkland and gardens, Fontainebleau is the only royal and imperial château to have been continuously
inhabited for seven centuries. A visit to Fontainebleau opens up an unparalleled view of French history, art history and architecture.
Its horseshoe-shaped staircase foreshadowed the destiny of Fontainebleau to become the horse's capital.
The horse riding...
For this, the ''Grand-Parquet'', completely renovated, hosts equestrian events up to the highest international level.
Every year, in June, is held the 'feast of the venery', tradition of royal hunts for what the forest was created and arranged.
Because of its original purpose, it is particularly pleasant for hiking and mountain biking, with more than 500 km of marked trails and
the legendary 25 hillocks circuit, dedicated to mountain racing training; quite unusual at the gates of Paris!
It’s the paradise of the ''Bleauzards'', the devotees of the place.
Sandstone! A whole world, the climbing blocks, unique in the world, going from fun rocks for children’s games, to blocks for climbing beginners,
to the most technical boulders for the gifted climbers. With more than 40 spots, it is surely thousands of possible climbing paths.
Culture and leisure parks...
Barbizon, Moret Sur Loing, Gretz Sur Loing for painting; Vaux le Vicomte, Blandy Les Tours, Provins for the castles and medieval festivals;
The castle of Courances for the water games, the Japanese garden and the flowers; so many possibilities, without forgetting
Euro-Disney, the Parc des Félins (specialist in wild felines breeding), adventure trail parks ? paths in the trees (Champagne Sur Seine or Nemours, or...), etc...
All kinds of opportunites...
The Gîte Fontainebleau 'La Dame Jeanne D'Avon' with its tourist accommodation facilities, is also well suited for
studious stays at INSEAD, Mines University or the national archives,
for family holidays, renovation work in your house, business trips, etc...