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About Fontainebleau

Fontainbleau is famous for its forest and grand Palace, which was once home to the Kings and Queens of France. Originally a royal hunting lodge the Palace itself was extended by successive monarchs and has witnessed many historic events; the 1685 Edict of Fontainbleu, the 1762 Treaty of Fontainbleau. In 1814 Napoleon bid farewell to his ‘old guard’ in the White Horse Courtyard - now the ‘Courtyard of Goodbyes’. The surrounding forest is as popular as the historic palace, and as a National park it's a favorite with hikers, horse riders and climbers. Fontainebleau is currently home to the elite and world renowned INSEAD business school and several important French institutes.The best places to stay in Fontainbleau provide an ideal base for exploring this beautiful piece of French heritage.

For Chateau Elegance

  • Chateau de Bourron is an uber smart six bedroomed hotel set in beautiful manicured gardens and featuring original furniture, marble and parque, plus gourmet restaurant, and tennis court on site.There's a nearby golf course and all the attractions of the local area. An ideal spot for a romantic break.

Slightly further afield

  • Just 24km from Fontainebleau, Chateau d'Augerville offers the perfect pad for a country escape. Set amid rolling parkland, indulge yourself in the spa, or practise your swing on thegolf course. Followed of course by a gourmet dinner in a beautiful panelled dining room.

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    Best Hotels in Fontainebleau

    • Chateau d'Augerville 40 rooms from $154

      Fontainebleau (Augerville-la-Riviere)

      A beautiful French chateau set in rolling parkland. It's rooms exude a simple elegance, optimising space and comfort. Its majestic golf course is a distinguished feature and is regarded as one of the most beautiful in France. The perfect place for a relaxing country escape.

      Country Escape  -  The ideal country getaway, with expansive landscaped gardens and grounds, bordering the Regional Park of Gâtinais.
      Total relaxation  -  Unwind in style with pamperingly plush suites, massage treatments, hammam, sauna and indulgent cuisine.
      Great walks  -  Make the most of your stunning surrounds and head off for a walk around the grounds.
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    • Hotel de Londres 16 rooms from $163


      A charming hotel a short walk from the magnificent Château de Fontainebleau. The rooms exude an understated elegance with tasteful furnishings and selective artwork. With the forest one way and the palace the other, it's perfect for a weekend of exploring Fontainebleau.

      Local exploring  -  Perfectly placed for exploring the historic city of Fontainbleu as well as the surrounding forest.
      Sights nearby  -  Five minutes walk from the stunning UNESCO World Heritage Site Château de Fontainebleau.
      Great walks  -  The forest surrounding Fontainebleau is perfect for walking.
      Recommended by  -  Sawdays
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    • L'Aigle Noir 53 rooms from $165


      L'Aigle Noir is a marvellous hotel, brimming with Napoleonic imperialism fit for the street it stands on. The rooms are lavishly decorated with magnificent wall papers and period furniture. Explore the nearby Fontainebleau Palace or stroll through the beautiful surrounding forest. A majestic gem.

      Romantic Break  -  The imperial suites make for an indulgent and romantic weekend break in Fountainebleau.
      Country Escape  -  Surrounded by a large, scenic forest, it's perfect for a weekend break from Paris.
      Sights nearby  -  A hundred yards from the UNESCO World Heritage Site Fontainebleau Palace.
      Great walks  -  There is lovely walking through the Fontainebleau Forest.
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    • Chateau de Bourron 6 rooms from $227

      Fontainebleau (Bourron-Marlotte)

      Regal chateau in manicured gardens. Elegant rooms have tapestries, original Versailles parquet and period furniture; bathrooms in pale marble. Tennis court, children's play area and extensive gardens. Gourmet French menu served in the chateau cellar restaurant. Historic, special and romantic.

      Country Escape  -  Eighty acres of gardens surround, whilst the grounds are dotted with box topiary; sumptous fabrics and furniture indoors
      Great walks  -  Hotel's 42-acre park and walled forest of Fontainebleau
      Sights nearby  -  Fontainebleau castle
      Four poster beds  -  For romantics.
      Recommended by  -  Sawdays
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