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Fontainebleau is an ideal destination for a weekend getaway or a longer break. This charming town, which is easy to explore on foot, has the Palace of Fontainebleau at its heart. Enjoy an hour or two browsing on Rue Grande, which cuts through Fontainebleau's centre. Buy souvenirs here or just window shop. Staying in one of the many Fontainebleau hotels, featured at Hotels.com, also allows you to enjoy the surrounding forest and the village of Barbizon. Our advanced filters help you find the perfect hotel in the town. Hotels.com has partnerships with many hotels in Fontainebleau, which are described in full on our website and accompanied by multiple photos and sample rooms. Honest reviews written by previous guests help you select your perfect hotel.

What's Fontainebleau Like?

The Palace of Fontainebleau is fully furnished, which gives you a real sense of its history. Starting life as a medieval fortress and then a sumptuous hunting lodge, Fontainebleau was used by French monarchs for over eight centuries. Despite its beauty, Fontainebleau is less visited than Versailles, so you will rarely find long queues or overcrowded rooms. It is easy to spend an entire morning in the Palace, which is set around five main courtyards. Highlights of your tour should include the room where Napoleon abdicated in 1814 before being exiled to Elba and frescoes commissioned by Francois I. Spend some time in the palace's charming walled gardens and on the terraces surrounding the canal and lake. Whilst staying in one of the many Fontainebleau hotels, make the short drive or cycle ride to nearby Barbizon. This small village became a weekend retreat for many of France's most famous artists, including Rousseau, Monet, Manet and Millet. The furniture and walls of Barbizon's Ganne Inn are still covered with their sketches and oil paintings.

Tips for Getting Along with Locals in Fontainebleau

The locals of Fontainebleau enjoy the outdoor life. Cycling, hiking, horse-riding and bouldering are all popular activities and all available to visitors. Enjoy taking part in some of these activities, while using the correct equipment and respecting the countryside, and you'll soon be chatting to the locals. When you're ready to eat, ask them to recommend their favourite restaurants, use a few simple French phrases and you'll be welcome everywhere. Whether you're looking to be near the historic centre or ideally placed to enjoy the outdoor life, our accurate maps at Hotels.com show you exactly where Fontainebleau hotels are located. You will be able to book your accommodation in this lovely French town with confidence.