Surrounded by a magnificent forest, Fontainebleau is a town 64.3 kilometers (40 miles) southeast of Paris, that can easily get overlooked because of its famous neighbor. Fontainebleau is known for the opulent Chateau de Fontainebleau, also referred to by the locals as the “castle”. If you’ve explored the Louvre, Notre Dame, even made a trip to Versailles and still haven’t gotten your fill of French architecture, then a trip to the castle in Fontainebleau is in order. Originally a medieval royal hunting lodge, the Chateau de Fontainebleau is a true showpiece of French royal and aristocratic history. One of the largest residences built by the kings of France, it is a delightful alternative to crowded Versailles.
Nature lovers and adventurers should not miss a visit to the lovely Forest of Fontainebleau, which offers grand walks, hiking, cycling, rock climbing, and so much more. The Forest of Fontainebleau is also home to INSEAD. Spread out over 8 hectares (19.7 acres), INSEAD is one of the world’s largest and top-rated graduate business schools. INSEAD’s modern architecture blends elegantly into the green and leafy terrain of the Forest of Fontainebleau, making it an area worth investigating.
The people of Fontainebleau invite you to experience the best this city has to offer, and the chance to provide comfort and convenience with these top Airbnb vacation rentals:
With a neo-baroque ambiance, soft lavender-hued mood lighting, a soothing hot tub, and a cozy bed, this cabin is sure to provide guests with a warm, happy feeling. Other amenities include a TV, bath essentials, shampoo, and free parking. Smoking is also allowed. There’s a number of lovely shops nearby.
The host is attentive, friendly, and happy to answer all queries. Guests love the locale and the words “impeccable”, “ideal”, and “well-pampered” are used to describe their lodging experience. This cabin is a great option for honeymooners or couples wanting to ignite a spark to their relationship.
Top guest reviewsplace was very clean and comfortable great staydespite its size the room was very cleanRead more reviews
Host:excellent host and a cool place to stayluma was very helpful in answering all my questions and helping me find a place
Perfectly located midway between INSEAD and the center of town, this private room with brick accent wall, cozy lighting, and overstuffed comfortable bed, makes for an inviting lodging option. This room is tiny but perfect for an overnight or short stay. There’s a small bathroom, complete with such amenities as soft bath towels and shampoo. There’s also a kettle to make tea or coffee and a pretty garden to enjoy.
No WiFi is available, however, this room is perfect for those travelers looking to unplug and relax in a rustic and relaxing environment. The top tourist attraction, the castle, is also not too far away.
Lovely bedroom close castleSuperhost
Top guest reviewscoffee and tea making facilities were appreciatedthe only downside was no wifi but other than that it was greatonly downside is no wifi but otherwise fantastic highly recommend if in townvery nice room very well curated in all detals and super convenientthe room is located in what feels like a small cottage outside the regular housea very clean and cosy placevery clean compact unittidy clean and cozyit was a clean and comfortable placethe room was clean cosy and nicely decorated
Host:friendly and helpful hoststhe hosts were efficient and friendlyvery friendly hosts and made us feel very welcomednice and efficient hostscédric et gaelle are very nice hostsRead more reviewsgreat location and easy parkingexcellent localization close to inseadthe location is very central and easy walking to restaurants and chateauthe location is ideal for insead and the town centregood safe neighborhood with free street parking close by
If you want to stay in a natural setting, this lodging is close to perfect. The forest is located at the end of the street, offering ample opportunity to walk, climb, hike, or cycle. There’s a picturesque outdoor garden to relax in, filled with pretty, blossoming trees, flowers, and greenery.
Facing the garden and bathed in sunlight, this newly refurbished room offers large windows with a nice view. This room is dressed in pretty accents and complete with a comfy bed and writing desk. Other features include a private entrance and a coffee/tea preparation area. Free street parking is available and the town’s center and the castle are just a 15-minute walk away.
Completely renovated workshop independent entranceFontainebleau, Île-de-France, FranceSuperhost
Top guest reviewsthe view from the room into the silent garden is awesomecomfortable bed and room and a wonderful view to the garden in spring bloomthe room and bathroom are extremely comfortable overlooking a beautiful garden complete with friendly chickensa lovely private bedroom and bathroom overlooking an amazing gardenthe night was very quiet and good to sleep and it's not cold with the heatervery clean and nice decorvery clean and tidy room self-containedsuper clean new and welcomingnice clean room and lovely quiet gardenthe apartment was clean and comfortable
Host:nice hospitality from the hostsvirginie was a very nice hostvery nice hostsawesome host and helpful toovirginie is a great hostRead more reviewsplace is neat and within 10 mins walking distance to town centrethere is easy access to the forest-- ten minute walkvery close to the forest and the amazing walking and rocksit was a pleasure to stay at this location and i would recommend italso it's easy to reach from the train station
Set in the heart of Fontainebleau, this wonderfully redone apartment off a quiet street provides easy access to the cinema, theater, Fontainebleau castle, INSEAD, restaurants, bakeries, and a supermarket. The kitchen area is tiny but very stylish and modern: with subway tile and sleek cabinets and appliances. The bedroom is cozy with a comfy bed and subtle, tasteful accents.
This accommodation is given high marks for the hosts’ hospitality and helpfulness, as well as for its locale and peaceful atmosphere.
Cosy 1 bedroom flat in town centre App. 1 chbreFontainebleau, Île-de-France, France
Top guest reviewsi'm glad i didn't book a hotel roomthe apartment was great - it looks exactly like the picturesthe apartment was great - it looks exactly like the picturesexcellent for a family stay with fully furnished kitchen and very quiet bedroomour stay was short and the apartment was cosy and calm - perfect for our needs for the week-endthe appartment is clean and well equippedthe apartment is clean and tidythe apartment was clean and nicely furnitured and decoratedthe whole place was very cleanthe place is neat clean and functional
Host:excellent stay great host thank youthe hosts are thoughtful and responsivevery kind and responsive hostreally wonderful hosts friendly helpful accommodatingthank you very much for being such great hostsRead more reviewswonderful apartment located in a quiet street in central fontainebleaunice location very quiet placenevertheless super quiet and silent locationgood location in the town center(near from everything)the location is awesome and right in the center of the city
Located in the heart of Fontainebleau, this second-floor studio is close to tourist spots like the castle, shops, bars, and restaurants. Parking and a bus station are also nearby. This space is clean, tidy and has a nice garden view. The host is responsive and thoughtful, leaving small snacks in the kitchen’s fridge for guests. Also found in the kitchen is a Nespresso coffee machine, kettle, stove with electric oven, microwave oven, ceramic hob, and a washing machine.
Stay connected with free WiFi and be assured the lodging is well stocked with everything from bath towels and linens to laundry detergent and cooking condiments.
Cozy apartment in FontainebleauFontainebleau, Île-de-France, France
Top guest reviewsappreciated the ample amount of supplies like laundry detergent cooking condiments coffee juice teathere is absolutely everything you need for a comfortable life (iron microwave duster any cooking appliances etcthe house is very clean and brightvery nice clean and silent placethe house was very clean quiet sidecheck out and will also clean out and also wanted to keep my house clean like a housethe apartment is sparkling clean and charming in appearance and the neighborhood is great
Host:the owner is very very friendly and pleasant to deal withit was warm and friendly hostsgeoffrey is an excellent hostgeoffrey is a very welcoming and friendly hostgeoffrey is a gracious host who waited for us until 11 pm to checkinRead more reviewsgreat location in the centre of fontainebleau close to the chateauyou absolutely want to stay here the location is fantasticfontainebleau castle close to greatthe location of the flat is perfect there are plenty cafe's and bakeries in the neighborhoodwe managed to find free parking 5 mins walk away as well
Tucked conveniently between the Fontainebleau forest and the castle, this adorable one-bedroom house offers a great locale for a splendid time in Fontainebleau. This home is near all: restaurants, shops, and cinemas. The INSEAD campus and the forest are only a short walk away, as is the castle.
Bicycles are available to guests for 5 euro (5.98 USD) a day. This apartment is efficient and jam-packed with everything from speedy internet service to laundry soap for the washer. Enjoy outdoor dining on the small terrace, complete with table and chairs, or lounge on comfy sofas available on the larger terrace!
Little house Fontainebleau centre.Fontainebleau, Île-de-France, France
Top guest reviewsall the amenities were great- everything needed for cooking showering etcthe kitchen is well equipped and the patio space is set up for relaxing with friendsi was a big fan of the shower head and temp controlwe enjoyed breakfast in the sunny garden - it would be spectacular when the lavender is in bloomgreat garden and terrace to enjoy breakfast/lunchsia keeps it in tip-top shape clean and well equippedthe house is clean and tidyplenty of clean towels were providedthe accommodation was great- well equipped clean and lots of spacethe house was very nice clean and comfortable and we liked everything about
Host:friendly and helpful hostsiân is a wonderful hostgreat host and would recommendsian is an amazing hostvery nice apartment and hostRead more reviewslocation was excellent very short walk to the main centre and the forestwe love the location (close to the forest and walking distance to the restaurants and shops)it was a lovely place near to the beautiful city centre castle and parkthe location is excellent and close to many trails and the town centergood location for inseaders (5 minutes on a bicycle)
Recently renovated, this studio apartment offers free WiFi, cable TV, and a fully equipped, compact kitchen area. Kitchen extras, such as a coffee machine with capsules and bottled water are also included. Homemade breakfast and other meals are available upon request. A great spot to dine is on the pleasant patio. This lodging provides a queen-size bed and a single bed and both offer a wonderful night’s sleep.
This studio is very near INSEAD, the castle, and the center of Fontainebleau. There’s even a large square around the corner that has a great Sunday market.
Charmant studio, centre-ville, 15mn à pied INSEAD
This small and breezy ground floor room in a top-notch house faces a back garden and is a cozy, compact option. It is smartly decorated, with books lining the shelves and other personal items that give the room a great home-like feel. No breakfast is provided but guests are welcome to use the kitchen to cook and the fridge for storage.
Also available is a washing machine, dryer, and an iron in the basement. The bathroom is shared by all, but the host family is friendly and respectful of personal space and privacy. This accommodation is centrally located, near INSEAD, the Fontainebleau castle, and the town center.
Single room in a family home, central.Fontainebleau, Île-de-France, France
Located directly in front of the entrance to the Fontainebleau castle, this top-floor studio is in a classic French-style building that offers a magnificent locale. The town’s best restaurants and pubs are easily accessible. If you’re interested in hiking or rock-climbing, the Fontainebleau forest is five minutes’ walking distance.
This studio provides a comfy, king-size bed, nicely equipped kitchen. WiFi, a fridge, and two big windows, offering lots of natural light. The host is welcoming and attentive, even providing earplugs on the nightstand for some of those noisy nights that are inevitable when you’re near the city’s center.
Cozy Studio in the very heart of fontainebleauFontainebleau, Île-de-France, France
Top guest reviewsvery stylish and comfortable for the small space that it isgood value for money: center of town clean( ) good facilities and good wifi for a few nights stayit was well designed and comfortable if smallthe studio itself is as said very comfortable with all necessary for a few days in fontainebleauclean etc i would stay againthe loft apartment was very cosy clean and as describedthe apartment feels spacious for one person it is clean and nicely decoratedsandrine’s place was spotlessly clean very comfortable and quirky"the place is small but very organized and clean
Host:she was very helpful with questionssandrine was a friendly host who answered my questions always directlysandrine was very kindthank you sandrine for being such a lovely hostsandrine is very kind and caring personRead more reviewsnice apartment in central fontainebleaugreat location great value no complaintsthis place is wonderful perfect locationfree parking was close by and it was right in the centre of townthe location was superb which was our main priority
This bright and sunny apartment is situated in Fontainebleau’s city center and 50 meters (164.0 feet) from the castle. Much is accessible on foot, like several tasty restaurants and lively bars. A supermarket is a five-minute walk and there’s a Route 1 bus stop on the ground floor of the apartment. The INSEAD campus is also close, within 20 minutes’ walking distance.
Exuding a nice homey feel, this apartment is tidy and clean, with wireless internet, a well-equipped kitchen, and a comfortable bed. There is no TV available but, with the town center so close, you’ll have much to keep you entertained.
Beautiful apartment downtownFontainebleau, Île-de-France, France
Top guest reviewscomfortable space and nicely furnishedi stayed almost 2 months at camille's wonderful apartmentvery nice place - you have an entire apartment to yourselfthe heater works well and keeps the room warmthe apartment is comfortable well lit and airythe place is very clean and well equippedspacious and clean apartment very quick and good communication definitely recommendthe place is clean and comfortable as shown in picturethe apartment is renovated and clean toocomfortable clean and a well equipped kitchen
Host:thank you camille former hosting uscamille was an excellent host with prompt responses when we needed her supportcamille is a nice host very responsive and available to helpthank you so much camille for hostingcamille was responsive as well to my questionsRead more reviewsthe location is wonderfulthe location is very goodcamille has a very cute apartment in a great locationnice place and very convenient locatedthe location is great right in the city
Whether you desire a quiet excursion away from the hustle and bustle of Paris, or simply want to add an exciting addition to an already incredible Parisian adventure, Fontainebleau is a wonderful choice. Whichever accommodations you choose, you can be close to the action while still enjoying the peaceful environment that swaddles this glorious city.
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