Major Events in Pays de Fontainebleau

We hope you will appreciate wonderful events in Pays de Fontainebleau. It is another way for you to discover the beauty of the destination and enjoy unforgettable moments !


July | August 

Grand Prix Classic Summer Tour
 from 10th to 12th / 16th-19th July 2020 | Grand Parquet (Fontainebleau) 

The Grand Parquet is a place for big equestrian events, let’s meet champions of show jumping, dressage and cross.

The Grande Semaine de l'Elevage - Breeding week
from 28th August to 6th September 2020 | Grand Parquet (Fontainebleau) 

The Grande Semaine breeding week has been attracting enthusiasts in the equine sector to this outstanding late summer gathering. More than 1,850 horses aged from 2 to 7-years-old are invited to compete in two disciplines: Show Jumping and Show Hunter.

During this great event, you will attend  to various championships :

  • National Finals for Young Jumping Horses and Style Hunter
  • Finals of the Free Cycle for 1, 2, and 3 years old
  • Finals of Classic Cycle for  4, 5 et 6 years old
  • The French Championship for 7 years old
  • The Event of French Feminine Horses
  • The Regional Competition of ADECSIF Foals

It is the must-see event for the equestrian fans and professionnals. You will meet 1.850 horses from 2 to 7 years old, ready for show jumping and Style Hunter

More information here 

September | October 

International Reining Competition
From 9th to 13th September 2020 | BO RANCH ( La Chapelle-la-Reine, 8 minutes from Fontainebleau)

International Reining Competition

Bo Ranch, the equestrian center, welcomes every year several international Reining competitions, the remarkable Western Dressage Riding, in a festive atmosphere.

This competition will gather 150 horses from all over Europe. Access is free for visitors.

Imperial Trail
September 15th | Grand Parquet (Fontainebleau)

The European Heritage Days
 September 2020 |Fontainebleau, Forêt et château de Fontainebleau, Barbizon, Bois-le-Roi, Bourron-Marlotte, Samois-Sur-Seine

The European Heritage Days

The 37th edition of the European Heritage Days. This event is a unique opportunity to visit remarkable sites, exceptionally open to the general public. The Pays de Fontainebleau allows you to discover an exceptional cultural and natural heritage.

Must-sees: the visit of the Palace of Fontainebleau, a visit to an archaeological site in the forest of Fontainebleau, the Ganne’s Inn in Barbizon, the guided tour of the magnificent villas “les affolantes” on the banks of the Seine in Bois-le-Roi, Bourron Castle in Bourron-Marlotte and many other beautiful sites.


November | December

Imperial Chocolate Fair
 November | Château de Fontainebleau

Imperial Chocolate Fair

Under the chairmanship of Frédéric Cassel, the internationally renowned pastry and chocolate maker, dozens of great chocolatiers from France and abroad will meet together at this event dedicated to chocolate. Access to the fair is included in the ticket of the Château de Fontainebleau.

Christmas Market
 | Pays de Fontainebleau

Imperial Chocolate Fair

Christmas markets and activities are organized in the area to celebrate the end-of-year festivities. Local producers and shops participate actively in the events, so do the museums and the Château de Fontainebleau.