Fontainebleau tourism and travel guide

Photo of Fontainebleau in Seine-et-Marne

Visit Fontainebleau: highlights and tourist information

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France This Way comment: 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

Important note

This page features a summary of highlights that you might like to explore near Fontainebleau. For detailed visitor information see the Fontainebleau travel guide.

Fontainebleau is situated in the Seine-et-Marne department and Paris region, in the Paris region of France at 16 kilometres from Melun, the department capital (general information: Fontainebleau is 56 kilometres from Paris).

Popular places to visit nearby include Yevre-le-Chatel at 38 km and Montargis at 45 km. For more places to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

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Fontainebleau, France: places to visit and attractions

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

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


... or see ALL recommended places to visit in Seine-et-Marne

Map of places to visit near Fontainebleau

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)

More information about Fontainebleau, Paris

Tourist attractions near Fontainebleau, France

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

  • Gatinais Francais (17km)

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

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