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.

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 !



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 des peintres de Barbizon


Fontainebleau Tourisme vous emmène à la découverte du circuit des peintres de Barbizon. Une boucle balisée en jaune qui vous conduira sur les pas des peintres paysagistes du XIX ème siècle.

Circuit VTT du Mont Aigu


Fontainebleau Tourisme publie ce circuit afin de vous faire découvrir des rochers étonnants, de belles ouvertures sur la forêt, et pour les plus vaillants, quelques pentes à gravir sur les allées.

Circuit VTT du Petit Barbeau, sentier balisé


Fontainebleau Tourisme publie ce circuit vous proposant de partir à la découverte d'une grande diversité d'essences d'arbres depuis le charmant village de Samois-sur-Seine. Entre Seine et forêt, profitez de cette balade pour vous ressourcer !

Des sabots dans la forêt


Come and enjoy a horseback ride in the stunning forest of Fontainebleau. Beginners or advanced riders we have the good horse for you and the professional guide who is able to adapt to your desires.

Guided tour in the forest


Discover the Forest of Fontainebleau through a walk with a local guide. Different topics will be covered, such as the history of the forest, but also its vast fauna and flora. Mandatory advance booking

Guided tour of the Barbizon painters' village


Visit the historic village's center, the "Grande Rue" (only outside) and a short incursion in the forestwith a tour guide for 2h. If you are interested in the history of Barbizon in the 19th and 20th century, don't miss this walk!

L'Ânerie Bacotte


Walk in the forest of Fontainebleau with a donkey. The donkey sets the pace and encourages the youngest ones to walk. It carries your luggage, your lunch and all of this in a protected environment. Today, the donkey becomes the partner in crime of every hiker.

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.

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.

Visite nocturne: nuit d'été à la cour


Devenez les invités de la cour de France ! Découvrez les jardins à la nuit tombée puis déambulez dans le château, des salles emblématiques à des espaces plus méconnus, dans une atmosphère unique.