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A taste of holidays, 50 minutes from Paris

Getaways on the doorstep of our hotel in Fontainebleau

Fontainebleau is a dreamlike environment that is perfect for holidays, with its forest located at the gates of the capital, 60 km south of Paris between the towns of Brie and Gâtinais. The ancient Forest of Bière has been known as the Forest of Fontainebleau since the 17th century, and it is the largest forested area in the Greater Paris region. 

With 22,000 hectares of well-preserved nature, the Forest of Fontainebleau is marked by the presence of sand, alongside its sandstone plateaux and rocks, a testimony to its geological history. They make for picturesque landscapes with a special character, all of which have inspired artists.
It’s the perfect place to enjoy numerous outdoor activities and is sure to delight young and old alike.

Fontainebleau is also a lively town, with three theatres and five cinema screens, offering a varied programme of entertainment. There are around 300 shops and businesses offering quality products for you to enjoy, and numerous restaurants, bars and brasseries are on hand to provide you with a warm welcome.  
 

Horse-riding

Fontainebleau, capital of the horse

An equestrian town with its cavalry brigade and base town of the Republican Guard, Fontainebleau is profoundly attached to its age-old traditions and hosts major national and international events throughout the year. 

It boasts unique and prestigious equestrian attractions such as the Grand Parquet, an area for dressage and equestrian competitions, the Hippodrome de la Solle (in a green setting and one of the oldest racecourses in France), and the École Militaire Équestre (Military Riding School) in the former stables of the Château, which trains riders and military horses for training and competition.

Riding clubs offer rides through the forest, which will provide fun for the whole family.

 

Exploring the forest

On foot, by bike, or by dog-sled

The Forest of Fontainebleau is a true paradise for lovers of the outdoors. You’re in an exceptional setting to discover and indulge in numerous leisure activities at the heart of nature, including hiking and cycling.

The very first marked pedestrian trails were created here in 1842. Today, the Forest of Fontainebleau boasts 500 km of marked trails for visitors to enjoy. Numerous routes are also available for cyclists (bike rental is available in Fontainebleau not far from the hotel for bike rides in the woods or along the Seine). 

Whether you're alone or with a group, enjoy a ride in a cart pulled by sled dogs headed by a musher – an extraordinary, unique adventure so close to Paris! 

Climbing

One of the best climbing areas in France

The Forest of Fontainebleau with its characteristic sandstone boulders is a world-renowned climbing hotspot. This form of climbing is done on rocks of a lower height and generally does not require ropes for assistance.

Every sunny weekend, as well as during the week, hundreds of people take to the forest's famous boulders.

Numerous routes, marked in white, are suitable for children, designed for them and suited to their morphology. They’re perfect for introducing young ones to a life of climbing.
Beginner courses for both children and adults are organised on Sunday mornings in peak season.

Golf

Prestigious golf courses nearby

Within 15 km of the hotel, there are three prestigious golf clubs, perfect for perfecting your swing. 

The Golf de Fontainebleau, just 1.7 km from the Aigle Noir, is renowned as being one of the best courses in France, dotted with boulders, heather, broom and bunkers (18 holes - par 72 - length 6,030 m).  It was listed as the 5th best golf course in Continental Europe by the magazine Golf World.

Just 10 km away, the Golf de Bois-le-Roi, a 9-hole course, is spread across 73 hectares, of which 8 hectares is made up of water, located within the Île de Loisirs de Bois-le-Roi leisure area. Its main course, the “Pic Vert” is a par 34 and 2,313 metres long.

Just 15 km away, the UGOLF at Château de Cély on the outskirts of the Forest of Fontainebleau, stretches out across 55 hectares. As well as the 18-hole course, it boasts a training area, with around ten covered practice areas.

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