Our hotel near Fontainebleau,
from its forest to its varied, rocky landscapes...
Famous for its forest and palace, Fontainebleau owes its rise to the attractions it presented to French royalty. Louis VII set up a hunt in the area in the 12th century, Saint-Louis had a hospital built there in the 13th century, and Philippe le Bel was born there in 1268 and died there in 1314. But it was only under François I, with the construction of the château, that Fontainebleau ceased being a hamlet and truly started to grow. It would later become an imperial city under Napoleon who moved into the château and renovated it.
Strolling through the old city centre, admire the many reminders of past glories. Discover the old Hôtel Guise, Saint-Louis church, Hôtel de Pompadour, the Napoleonic Museum of Art and Military History... Also make sure you set aside some time to visit the equestrian centres that made Fontainebleau the capital of horse riding: the military equestrian centre and the Grand Parquet, right by the hotel. Fontainebleau also offers amateurs of bouldering a magnificent training ground, with many rocky formations dotted around the forest.