The 9 Best Things to Do in Fontainebleau, France

January 15, 2018 Tambra Mccollister

Fontainebleau in France, from Europe region, is best know for Forests. Discover best things to do in Fontainebleau with beautiful photos and great reviews from traveller around the world here!
Restaurants in Fontainebleau

1. Fontainebleau Forest (Foret de Fontainebleau)

Fontainebleau, France
Excellent
70%
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2%
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4.5 based on 530 reviews

Fontainebleau Forest (Foret de Fontainebleau)

This 49,000-acre forest is one of the biggest in France.

Reviewed By Lianne S - Sheffield, United Kingdom

There is an exceptional amount of bouldering to be done in this Forrest. We spent a solid 4 days climbing and have barely scratched the surface!
Lots of great shaded areas for lunch and the paths/circuits are all reasonably self explanatory. The problems are tough and my confidence took a bit of a knock but overall I absolutely loved it!
Will absolutely be returning.
Would recommend staying at Bois-Le-Roi at a lovely place called the "tiny house". The gite is perfect for 2-4 people and mats can be hired from the great host. (Can be found on AirBnB)

2. Chateau de Fontainebleau

Pl. du General-de-Gaulle, 77300, Fontainebleau, France +33 1 60 71 50 70
Excellent
62%
Good
30%
Satisfactory
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Poor
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4.5 based on 2 reviews

Chateau de Fontainebleau

This grand palace was a favorite of Napoleon, who dramatically remodeled the old château during his stays there from 1807 to 1809.

Reviewed By lmm303 - Washington DC, District of Columbia

Fontainbleau was definitely worth a daytrip outside of Paris. It was easy to get to using a 1-day Metro/RER Mobilis Zones 1-5 Pass (cheaper than individual one-way fares from Gare de Lyon, metro to Gare de Lyon, and bus when arriving in Fontainbleau-Avon), plus public transportation is free for the remainder of the day. Board the RER train heading to Gare de Montargis/Melun (Purple Line R), and get off after 3 stops to Fontainbleau-Avon. The bus depot right outside of the train station will have a sign for Bus 1 (heading to Les Lilas direction), and after a 10-15 minute ride, you can get off at the Chateau stop. You can then walk through the garden to get to the main entrance.
Be aware that the chateau can suddenly close between 12-2, with a notice posted on the door (last timed entry ticket available was at 11:15). After arriving at 11:20, I sadly missed the last timed entry and had to wait until the chateau reopened at 2:00. Thank goodness for January sales to while away the time. Despite this hiccup and the fact that the famous horseshoe staircase was under renovation, it was still worth the wait. The papal and Chinese apartments were also closed but luckily the Napoleon apartments and the rest of the palace were amazing to see.

3. Office de Tourisme du Pays de Fontainebleau

4 Place de la Republique, 77300, Fontainebleau, France +33 1 60 74 99 99
Excellent
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Good
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Satisfactory
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Poor
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4.5 based on 56 reviews

Office de Tourisme du Pays de Fontainebleau

The Pays de Fontainebleau tourist office welcomes you in its new building from monday to saturday between 10am and 6pm, and on sundays and bank holidays from 10am to 1pm, and from 2pm to 5:30pm.

Reviewed By GranZorro - Zug, Switzerland

Would you believe that up to several years ago the town had no Tourism Office worthy of its name? That has changed since the local tourism people took over a former petrol station just a few steps from both the Chateau and the center of...MoreHello, Thank you for taking the time to share your experience. We are pleased to read your review and happy to know that you enjoyed your stay. we hope to welcome you back to Fontainebleau. Best regards.

4. Chateau de By Thomery

Thomery, Fontainebleau Forest, Fontainebleau, France +33 6 71 82 29 32
Excellent
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Satisfactory
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4 based on 19 reviews

Chateau de By Thomery

Home of artist Rosa Deheur.

Reviewed By random_musings - Singapore, Singapore

A quick visit to the place...to relax and enjoy the surrounding and nature. If you have time, do give it a go. It is family/kids friendly

5. Musee Stephane Mallarme

4 Promenade Stephane Mallarme, 77870 Vulaines sur Seine, Fontainebleau, France
Excellent
34%
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4 based on 15 reviews

Musee Stephane Mallarme

Reviewed By 248NICT - SAINT MICHEL SUR ORGE

C'est un ptit musée , mais trés intérresant a visiter, avec un beau jardin, et il en bordure de seine, avec une trés belle vue.

6. A New Delhi

7 rue de la Cloche, 77300, Fontainebleau, France +(33)33164240950
Excellent
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5 based on 4 reviews

A New Delhi

Reviewed By multidiamant - Paris, France

Très jolie boutique indienne on peut acheter des vêtements 'indien et des magnifiques bijoux
Très bonnes. Idées pour offrir une surprise 'originale et très bon rapport qualités 'prix
Je conseille vivement

7. Eglise Saint-Pierre

11 rue du Pere Maurice, 77210 Avon, Fontainebleau, France
Excellent
40%
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Satisfactory
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Poor
10%
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10%
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4 based on 10 reviews

Eglise Saint-Pierre

Reviewed By Patrick R - Fontainebleau, France

C'est avec une forte affectivité que je vais parler de ce monument historique puisque c'est là que je me suis marié. Au-delà de ça, il s'agit d'un des plus vieux édifices religieux de la région. Cette petite église romane séduit pas ses poutres en bois et sa construction en pierre. Ce qui est moins connu c'est que tous les rois de France sont venus assister à la messe ici depuis François Ier. Louis XIII y a même été baptisé.Nos 2 empereurs y sont aussi peut-être venus.
L'intérieur est très banal, le sol un peu déformé. Dans un coin, un hommage aux Résistants locaux Rémy Dumoncel et surtout le père Jacques qui fut déporté pour avoir caché des enfants juifs (voir le film "Au revoir les enfants").
Si vous avez un peu de temps profitez-en pour voir également les deux églises modernes du village qui valent un coup d'oeil.

8. Saint Hilary Catholic Church

Rue Fouquet, 77000 Samois-sur-Seine, Fontainebleau, France
Excellent
50%
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4.5 based on 4 reviews

Saint Hilary Catholic Church

Reviewed By Geezers_on_the_Go - Washington, DC

We were looking for a church for Sunday Mass and the nearest was described as just being up the hill. So we went and found a multi century structure still serving the will of God. We were welcomed and although the service was in French, it was not to difficult to follow along. We spent a little time after the service and could certainly tell that the church's naves were from different periods. Our host later looked it up and believed that it was from the 11th century although we could not ascertain this.

38 rue Paul Seramy, 77300, Fontainebleau, France +33 1 64 22 68 48
Excellent
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4 based on 3 reviews

Synagogue

Reviewed By MichelGP P - Paris, France

A nice and small Jewish community at this imperial city. Open Friday evenings and Saturday morning for Shabbat offices and during Holidays. They are welcome everybody whatever its origin and particularly INSEAD jews students a part from their families.

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