To round off your visit, we offer many fun, arts and sports activities:
- Tourist train
- Horse-drawn carriage
- Hot air balloons
Arts and sports activities
The Château de Fontainebleau, a creative centre and leisure residence for sovereigns, is the ideal place to learn about arts and sports to round off a visit.
- Historical dances
- Jeu de paume
Extend your stay
Discover the magical forest of Fontainebleau;spend a night
in a castle;
enjoy a meal in a Michelin starred restaurant;
enjoy the magic of candlelit evenings at the Château de
learn about oenology;
walk around the impressionist
village of Barbizon, and much more…
Our partners, the Pays de Fontainebleau Tourist Office and
Seine-et-Marne Tourisme will be happy to create a
tailor-made trip for you.
Château de Vaux-le-Vicomte
For one day, relive the splendour of the French Court and discover the châteaux of Fontainebleau and Vaux-le-Vicomte only 20 minutes away from each other by car.
Museum of Life in the Olden Days
The Museum of Life in the Olden Days presents the life of the French from 1800 to 1950 in 101 life-sized scenes. With more than 60,000 objects, this rich collection transports you back to the lives of your great-grandparents and grandparents. Through three main themes, come and discover the life of our ancestors by learning about lost trades or everyday objects from that time. Come with us back to the past because the past is a treasure!
Rosa Bonheur's studio
Revered in the 19th century for her talent and passion, Rosa Bonheur is an astonishing French painter. Known to the Empress Eugenie, who often visited her, her works have travelled all over the world. Let yourself be transported to the house of this free-spirited artist, where you can immerse yourself in the magical and intimate atmosphere of her workshop, still in its original state.
The Mallarmé Museum
At the Stéphane Mallarmé Departmental Museum, in the poet's former holiday home, near Fontainebleau forest, you can learn all about the life, work and artistic universe of the artist and soak up the atmosphere of the 19th century too. Come and immerse yourself in the poet's intimate life, in this exceptionally realistic setting.
Barbizon Painters Museum
An inexhaustible source of inspiration, Fontainebleau Forest served as a muse to a host of artists in the 19th century, who moved to Barbizon between 1820 and 1860. At the Barbizon Painters Museum you can discover the works that ensued from this special relationship with nature and explore the studio-home of Theodore Rousseau, where this great artist lived for the last twenty years of his life.
Nemours Château and Museum
Extend your visit and discover the château de Nemours, only 20 minutes from the centre of Fontainebleau. Nestled in the heart of the ancient medieval city, château de Nemours is steeped in the history of France, from the 12th century to the present day.
Château de Blandy-les-Tours
At château de Blandy-les-Tours, only 30 minutes from Fontainebleau, you can relive the military exploits of the Middle Ages in Seine-et-Marne. Erected in the 13th century, the original building became a real castle between the 14th and 15th centuries. Today re-enactments, events and medieval fairs take you back in history to the time of the Viscounts of Melun!