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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 !

Mai | June 2021

Les Naturiales
May 22nd and 23rd2021 | Place de la République (Fontainebleau) 

Les Naturiales

The program of this event, dedicated to nature and the environment, includes a flower market, a local market, an eco-village, and family activities. The 2021 theme will be “birds” to raise public awareness of ecological heritage and the challenges of sustainable development.

Exhibition: Human and the Fontainebleau Forest
From May 15th to June 13th 2021 | Espace culturel Marc Jacquet (Barbizon) 

Exhibition: Human and the Fontainebleau Forest

The “Friends of the Fontainebleau Forest” organization offers a magnificent exhibition accompanied by conferences about the forest of Fontainebleau.

The Art History Festival
June 4th to 6th 2021 | Château de Fontainebleau (Fontainebleau)

The Art History Festival

For its 10th edition, the theme of Pleasure was chosen. The special guest of this year’s edition is the country of Japan.

International jumping competition and amateur jumping competition - Grand Prix Classic
June 17th to 20th / June 25th to 27th2021 | Grand parquet (Fontainebleau) 

International jumping competition and amateur jumping competition – Grand Prix Classic

Barbizon Jazz Inn
June 18th to 20th 2021 | Grande rue (Barbizon) 

Barbizon Jazz Inn

A jazz festival that reveals young talents, and that recalls the adventure of the Tumble Inn, the Mecca of regional jazz between 1925 and 1947.

July | August 2021

Série Series Festival
June 30th to July 2nd 2021 | Fontainebleau

Série Series Festival

The Série Series festival is the meeting place for European series and their creators.

Django Reinhardt Festival
July 1st to July 4th 2021 | Fontainebleau

Django Reinhardt Festival

The Django Reinhardt Festival is back in 2021 in an exceptional natural setting: the park of the Château de Fontainebleau. This jazz festival will open in Samois-sur-Seine.

International jumping competition and amateur jumping competition - Grand Prix Classic
July 9th to 11th 2021 | Grand parquet (Fontainebleau) 

International jumping competition and amateur jumping competition – Grand Prix Classic

September | October 2021

Imperial Trail
September 11th 2021 | Grand Parquet (Fontainebleau)

Imperial Trail

Each year, the organizing team offers you different race formats for a technical and physical sporting event.

Futurity International reining competition
September 2021 | BO RANCH ( La Chapelle-la-Reine, 8 minutes from Fontainebleau)

Futurity 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.

The Grande Semaine de l'Elevage - Breeding week
September 16th to 19th 2021 | Grand Parquet (Fontainebleau) 

The Grande Semaine de l’Elevage – Breeding week

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  

The European Heritage Days
 September 18thand 19th 2021 |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.

Show Jumping competition of the Military Riding School
October 8th to 10th 2021 | Grand Parquet (Fontainebleau)

Show Jumping competition of the Military Riding School

These few days of competition are organized by the Military Riding School with the aim of testing and training young horses in this discipline.

International Endurance competition
October 15th to 17th 2021 | Grand Parquet (Fontainebleau)

International Endurance competition

The green setting that is the Grand Parquet will be open to the public during this competition. Come and discover this discipline and encourage the horses and riders who will compete on long routes ranging from 80 to 160 kilometers.

Napoléon Reenacment weekend
October 16th  and 17th 2021 | Château de Fontainebleau (Fontainebleau)

Napoléon Reenacment weekend

Each year the Château opens its doors, for a weekend, to professionals in the historical reconstruction. The bicentenary celebrated in 2021 will give the public the opportunity to relive the great epic of Napoleon I’s Farewell to his guard.

November | December

Christmas Market
 | Pays de Fontainebleau

Christmas Market

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.