A meeting with…

« A meeting with… » introduces you to the journey of passionate tourism players who liven up the Pays de Fontainebleau.

In this section, you will find poetic stories, life paths, values, anecdotes, experiences… to get to know the partners of Fontainebleau Tourisme better.

It’s an opportunity to explore the area through the eyes of those who live it, who create it, who shape it, who inspire it.

A meeting with Christiane Straube – Hotelier

photo Novotel Fontainebleau Ury

  This is Christiane Straube, director of the Novotel Fontainebleau Ury. Born in Germany, she has been working in the hotel and tourism industry in France for more than 25 years, after studying in Switzerland and a stay in England. After a rich experience in the Parisian hotel industry, she planned to reconnect with an environment closer to nature, and to engage in a more active approach to social…

A meeting with Claude Lagarde – Nature guide – Sylvotherapist

In this section, you will find the poetic stories of Claude Lagarde, a nature guide in the forest of Fontainebleau. Claude Lagarde was born in 1947. From a very young age he followed in the footsteps of his grandfather to discover the forest. Accompanied by his dog, he wandered through the undergrowth of the Auvergne in search of mushrooms, forest fruits, unusual trees … The years go by, but…

A meeting with Daphné Beauvais – Audiovisual producer Chlorofilm

photo forêt drone chlorofilm

Let’s meet Daphné Beauvais, founder of the audiovisual production company Chlorofilm with her husband Pascal Varambon. She shares with us her bond with the Pays de Fontainebleau area and the forest. “I’m Daphné Beauvais, 44 years old. I’m a so-called local child. I have grown up in a little hamlet surrounded by forest. My parents taught me gently to observe, to question, and to dream in this peaceful…

A meeting with Fabien Pottier – Entrepreneur

  Fabien POTTIER was born in the Pays de Fontainebleau, where he created Tous en Trott. The organisation allows adventure lovers to rent electric all-terrain scooters. Today we invite you to discover his stories in our section “A meeting with…”.  He falls in love with the forest through mountain biking, walking, rock climbing and reinforces this increased sensitivity to nature during a civic service…

A meeting with Fabrice Milochau – Photographer

  Fabrice Milochau is a professional photographer recognized in the region, committed through his career, his profession, his passions in favor of environmental protection. He spent his childhood near Fontainebleau and immersed himself in the surrounding forests. He had several jobs until the age of 30 in the business world, but decided to take the plunge and devote himself more to nature by first becoming a general environmental technician…

A meeting with Jean-Louis Boulet – Director of golf courses

Golf Cély

We invite you to a meeting with Jean-Louis BOULET, director of the Golf du Château de Cély for almost 10 years. At the age of 46, he has also been regional director for the company UGOLF for 3 years. “I hold a Master’s degree in sports equipment management and I now have more than 20 years of experience in golf course management. I was previously…

A meeting with Nicolas Grandemange – Hotelier

photo mercure hotel demeure de campagne

Meet Nicolas Grandemange, manager of the Mercure Hotel, Demeure de Campagne de Fontainebleau and Partner of Fontainebleau Tourisme. We invite you to meet the new director of this establishment where well-being and sharing are central values! “With my wife and our little boy, we have moved to Fontainebleau for four months now. Being in the hospitality industry gives you great traveling opportunities hence I have…

A meeting with Phoebe Perdreau – Entrepreneur

photo cheval calva&go

This is Phoebe Perdreau, a radiant 42-year-old entrepreneur and founder of the Caval&Go travel agency based in Fontainebleau. While Phoebe has put her passion, the focus of her professional activity, on offering equestrian stays and experiences in France and abroad, she has not forgotten the forest of Fontainebleau, to which she remains deeply fond of. A bond of affection with the region “I’ve…

A meeting with Stéphane Vérynaud – a holiday cottage owner

Gîte La Martinière

Let’s meet Stéphane Vérynaud, head of Gîtes de France in Seine-et-Marne, and owner of the charming gîte La Matinière located in Ury, at 10 km from Fontainebleau. Stéphane Vérynaud was born in Limoges in 1969, he moved to Seine-et-Marne in the 1990s and settled in Fontainebleau in 1996 for romantic motives. In 2014, he launched the project La Martinière d’Ury – Fontainebleau Climbing, with the creation of a rural…

A meeting with Sylvie Vandenbossche – Sports Coach

Photo Sylvie Vandenbossche

Let’s meet Sylvie Vandenbossche. A qualified sports coach with a state diploma in physical preparation and a passionate nature activity leader, she has devoted part of her activities to the forest of Fontainebleau.   Passion for sport and nature “My two passions, physical preparation and natural environments make it a pleasure for me to lead outings in the magnificent forest of Fontainebleau”. “I also give personal coaching lessons in…