Summer In & Around Fontainebleau

The destination in & around Fontainebleau (Pays de Fontainebleau) invites you on a journey in the heart of nature: 22,000 hectares of preserved nature with varied landscapes, a forest that will not fail to surprise you!

In the middle of the forest and integrated into the imperial city, the Palace of Fontainebleau, its gardens, its canal, makes it a real journey into history! It is a destination where you can enjoy a variety of experiences with the river Seine, for an accessible, quiet and enjoyable stay.

Discover our selection of nature and cultural activities to prepare your stay!

Walking in the forest, discovery of picturesque villages where 19th century artists stayed, guided tours in the forest or in the palace, rides on electric all-terrain scooters, climbing, photography workshops… and many other experiences to satisfy your desire for adventure. You can now book these activities online with affordable prices for the summer.

Our Health and Safety commitments :

  • The hospitality professional partners of Destination In & Around Fontainebleau (Pays de Fontainebleau) have committed to a health and safety charter in compliance with government directives on COVID 19. 
  • The activity provider partners of Destination In & Around Fontainebleau (Pays de Fontainebleau) have committed to a health and safety charter in compliance with government directives on COVID 19.
  • A tourist office (Fontainebleau Tourisme) at your service with two reception centers in Fontainebleau and Barbizon, has also signed a Health Charter for welcoming the public.

To prepare your stay and to find an accommodation, check our page Where to stay near Fontainebleau?

To discover the restaurants with or without terrace, check our page Eating out ?

We wish you a good preparation and above all a good stay.

Guided tour in the forest


Discover the Forest of Fontainebleau thanks to a walk with a guide. Different topics will be covered, such as the history of the forest, but also its vast fauna and flora. Accessible to children. It's a 1h30 / 2h long walk.

Storytelling walks in the Fontainebleau Forest


Come and experience the enchantment of the forest through the magic of fairy tales! A walk to experience with you family in small groups during which the tales from all over the world will resonate with the surrounding nature.

Photography class in the forest


Come and discover the photo walks in the forest of Fontainebleau. Fabrice Milochau, professional landscape photographer, will introduce you to the basic techniques of photography while making you discover the landscapes of the forest.

Arbonne Equitation


In an exceptionnal setting, the riding school welcomes you in a family atmosphere and offers various horse and pony riding activities. Horse riding in nature, only one hour from Paris !

Barbizon school museum: the Ganne Inn


It is difficult to know precisely when the inn was built. Before 1820, the only inns in the region were at Chailly. Alfred Sensier, friend of Théodore Rousseau and a historian of Barbizon, gives the date of 1824.

Caval & Go


Caval&Go enables you to discover France and the rest of the world on horseback. It is a french agency specialized in equestrian journeys (Horse trails, safaris, life on a ranch…) and its purpose is to provide eco-friendly trips with authentic encounters and respect for nature.

Circuit VTT des Grands Feuillards


Au cœur de la forêt, vous découvrirez les lisières des réserves biologiques intégrales et emprunterez des routes goudronnées fermées à la circulation automobile.De belles allées de pins offrent de l'ombre pendant la saison chaude.

Circuit VTT du Mont Aigu


Pour partir à la découverte de rochers étonnants et de belles ouvertures sur la forêt. Pour les plus vaillants, quelques pentes à gravir sur les allées.

Cruise boat EDEN


Florence welcomes you aboard the pretty "Eden", a houseboat which offers both guest cabins and cruises...

Millet Studio Museum


The house of the painter, the star of the Barbizon school. In his Workshop , Millet created his greatest masterpieces, such as "The Angelus" or "The Gleaners" ("Les Glaneuses"). This place, which has kept most of it's outer appearance from the 19th century, holds many of the master's items, and original paintings from his contemporaries.



Vivre l’expérience du Bania, c’est partager un moment de bien-être et de convivialité unique, en famille ou entre amis, autour d’un bain de vapeur chaude aux traditions russes.

Ô de Sermaize


You will find Osmosis around a relaxation by discovering the benefits of Shiatsu, Ayurveda, Plantar Reflexology, Reiki or Sophrology without forgetting the PILATES method, in private or group lessons.

Ô Spa Novotel Fontainebleau Ury


Offrez-vous une parenthèse de bien-être chez Ô Spa Novotel Fontainebleau Ury, à seulement une heure de Paris. Activités détente et sportives, large game de soins pour se ressourcer dans cadre d'exception.

Points of View Promenade


This loop of a dozen kilometres emerges from the forest cover to offer the walker exceptional views over the forest of Fontainebleau.

Promenade des Gorges de Franchard


From the Georges Sand aok to the Eye of the Nations, a trail to meet rock and landscapes characteristic of the forest of Fontainebleau : landscapes of moors and chaos, mysterious pools and high oak tress.

The small boats of the Carps Pond


Discover the castle of Fonainebleau in a different way and enjoy the new small boats of the Carps Pond! Meet us at the jetty of the Carps Pond, the boater will be waiting for you next to the small gatehouse.

Visite gourmande du village de Barbizon


Visit the historic village's center, the "Grande Rue" (only outside) with a tour guide for 1h30. If you are interested in the history of Barbizon in the 19th and 20th century, don't miss this walk!

We Are Wheelers


Pedal and ride, your bike will serve you well ! We are Wheelers is specialized in bicycles with innovative designs.