Fontainebleau tourism and travel guide

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Photo is of Moret-sur-Loing at 9 km from Fontainebleau

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Fontainebleau is situated in the Seine-et-Marne department and Paris region.

Attractions in Fontainebleau

The extraordinary decoration of the numerous rooms and royal apartments at Fontainebleau, and the lovely parkland around the house, make it a key monument in Paris: Fontainebleau

Below you can see some of the places that we have visited and reviewed and can recommend when you are sightseeing close to Fontainebleau in Paris.

Popular places to visit nearby include Moret-sur-Loing at 9 km and Chateau de Vaux-le-Vicomte at 18 km.

Fontainebleau, France: places to visit and attractions

Note that all distances below are 'direct' and real driving distances will be greater!



at 9 km (direction east-south-east)

Moret-sur-Loing is a pleasant town with a historic centre close to Fontainebleau...

See Moret-sur-Loing guide
Chateau de Vaux-le-Vicomte

Chateau de Vaux-le-Vicomte

Castle at 18 km (direction east-south-east)

The Chateau de Vaux-le-Vicomte is one of the most important classical style castles in...

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Most Beautiful Village at 38 km (direction west-south-west), in the Loiret department

The walk along the Rimarden river, the traditional charm and the ruined castle all...

See Yevre-le-Chatel guide


at 45 km (direction south), in the Loiret department

With more than 130 bridges across the numerous canals and rivers in Montargis, it...

See Montargis guide


at 47 km (direction east-south-east), in the Yonne department

Sens is an important regional centre dominated by the Cathedral of Saint-Etienne, the first...

See Sens guide


Heritage Site at 48 km (direction east-north-east)

The small town of Provins has retained a great deal of its medieval heritage,...

See Provins guide


at 50 km (direction south-south-west), in the Loiret department

Bellegarde is a small traditional town with an atractive moated castle in the centre...

See Bellegarde guide
Chateau de Vincennes

Chateau de Vincennes

Castle at 53 km (direction north-north-west), in the Val-de-Marne department

The Chateau de Vincennes has an interesting history as an important royal residence for...

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Chateau de Chamerolles

Chateau de Chamerolles

Castle at 55 km (direction west-south-west), in the Loiret department

The chateau de Chamerolles is an attractive chateau with a pretty Renaissance garden...

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at 55 km (direction north-west), in the Paris department

For a different side of Paris, explore the ancient catacombs in tunnels underneath the...

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National Monument at 56 km (direction north-west), in the Paris department

The 18th century Pantheon was originally to be a church based on the pantheon...

See Pantheon guide
Jardin du Luxembourg

Jardin du Luxembourg

Garden at 56 km (direction north-west), in the Paris department

The Jardin du Luxembourg is one of the most extensive and most popular public...

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Arboretum des Grandes Bruyeres

Arboretum des Grandes Bruyeres

Garden at 58 km (direction south-west), in the Loiret department

The arboretum des Grandes Bruyeres is a fabulous arboretum and garden near Orleans...

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Versailles Palace

Versailles Palace

Castle at 61 km (direction north-west), in the Yvelines department

A short distance outside central Paris, the Palais de Versailles is an enormous and...

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Markets in and near Fontainebleau

Market days in Fontainebleau: weekly market: Tuesday & Sunday & Friday;

  • Fontainebleau: market Tuesday & Sunday & Friday (0km)
  • Champagne-sur-Seine: market Thursday & Saturday (8km)
  • Moret-sur-Loing: market Tuesday (9km)
  • La Chapelle-la-Reine: market Tuesday (13km)
  • Nemours: market Wednesday & Saturday (15km)
  • Le Mee-sur-Seine: market Sunday (16km)
  • Melun: market Wednesday & Thursday & Saturday (16km)
  • Malesherbes: market Wednesday (24km)
  • Moissy-Cramayel: market Saturday (26km)
  • Mennecy: market Wednesday & Saturday (27km)

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Tourist attractions near Fontainebleau, France

What to do at Fontainebleau? Some places with official tourist classifications and other places of interest to visit nearby that should provide inspiration if you are visiting Fontainebleau.

Heritage sites

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

Regional Natural Parcs

Churches and religious monuments

  • Abbaye du Lys (Dammarie-les-Lys) (13km)
  • Cathédrale Notre Dame (Etampes) (40km)
  • Eglise de Saint Basile (Etampes) (40km)
  • Eglises de Saint Loup (Saint-Loup-de-Naud) (41km)
  • Collegiale de Saint Martin (Etampes) (41km)
  • Eglise de Notre Dame (Boiscommun) (47km)
  • Collegiale Saint Quiriace (Provins) (47km)
  • Notre Dame de Port Royal des Champs (Magny-les-Hameaux) (57km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Domaine national de Fontainebleau (0km)
  • Parc du château de Courances (17km)
  • Parc du château de Vaux-le-Vicomte (18km)
  • Parc de Chamarande (37km)
  • Parc de Courson (46km)
  • Parc du château de Beauregard (49km)
  • Parc du domaine de Sceaux (50km)
  • Maison de Chateaubriand (52km)
  • Potager du roi, Versailles (62km)
  • Parc de Versailles (62km)

Protected historical centre (fr: secteur sauvegardé)

(see also historical French towns)

Towns of Art and history

  • Etampes (39km)

Villages in bloom 4* (fr: ville fleurie)

  • Le Mee-sur-Seine (16km)
  • Melun (16km)
  • Creteil (45km)
  • Maisons-Alfort (48km)
  • Sens (49km)
  • Quiers-sur-Bezonde (49km)
  • Le Plessis-Robinson (53km)
  • Velizy-Villacoublay (57km)

Zoo and/or wildlife park

  • Parc des félins (big cats) (39km)

Geography and distances

Fontainebleau is in the Paris region of France at 16 kilometres from Melun, the department capital (general information: Fontainebleau is 56 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Fontainebleau

Canton: Fontainebleau

Arrondissement: Fontainebleau

Department: Seine-et-Marne

Region: Paris

Postcode: 77300

Distance to Fontainebleau

from Melun (prefecture): 16 km

from Paris: 56 km

from Calais: 290 km

from Nice: 630 km

from Bordeaux: 469 km

from Strasbourg: 373 km

Getting here

For driving distances to Fontainebleau from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 5 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Avon, Hericy, Samois-sur-Seine, Samoreau and Vulaines-sur-Seine.

This page in French: Visiter Fontainebleau