A romantic weekend or getaway in Fontainebleau, the best ideas

Published by My de Sortiraparis · Photos by My de Sortiraparis · Published on February 13th, 2024 at 07:51 a.m.
Discover Fontainebleau and its surroundings, a romantic setting with its castle and forest. An ideal weekend or Valentine's Day getaway, combining culture and nature.

Fontainebleau, less than an hour from Paris, is an ideal destination for a romantic getaway, especially for Valentine's Day. Rich in history and nature, it offers an idyllic setting for couples in search of special moments. The Château de Fontainebleau, with its majestic architecture and gardens, and the forest of Fontainebleau, known for its enchanting landscapes, are the jewels in the crown of this destination.

If you're looking for a stopover, bar or restaurant, why not check out the newly restored Hôtel Napoléon? With its SPA and gourmet restaurant, it's an ideal choice for a romantic interlude. Don't miss the love letter from Napoleon to Josephine that adorns the pool wall.

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You've heard of the Château de Fontainebleau, but have you ever taken one of the guided tours that take you to secret parts of the château that you'll want to explore? We're off to dive into the intimacy of the royal couples who have lived here. Among the spaces to discover are the intimate petits appartements, including the dazzling salon des dames d'honneur de l'impératrice, brilliantly restored and arranged on Napoleon's instructions for Josephine in 1807, and the salon Jaune de l'impératrice. Created in 1808, the Grand Salon, located in Empress Josephine's private apartments, stands out as a sumptuous example of Napoleonic decor. The walls of this opulent room are clad in yellow silk decorated with motifs of red palmettes, culottes, volutes, bees and musical symbols, making it the jewel of the Petits Appartements and one of the most remarkable achievements of the Empire style.

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Another wonderful discovery is the Théâtre Impérial. Discover this restored jewel of the Château de Fontainebleau and immerse yourself in the history of the Second Empire through a magical and enriching guided tour, putting yourself in the shoes of the characters of the era.

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The Galerie François 1er and the Pavillon de l'Etang aux Carpes offer visitors spaces where art, history and romance meet, providing a rich and memorable experience .

For a gourmet brunch or homemade snack, we recommend the new Luwei Brunch Café. Curled up by the fire with gourmet dishes based on local produce and a farmhouse atmosphere, you'll have a great time.

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For a gourmet dinner, we recommend you try l'Empreinte or l'Axel, the Michelin-starred restaurant in Fontainebleau. It's the perfect place for a magical dinner.

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If you're looking for nature, the Forêt de Fontainebleau is teeming with beautiful walks for two. We recommend the magnificent Sentier de l'Érosion. Accessible and easy to follow, it offers a superb view of the Apremont Gorges. Wind your way through rocks sculpted by nature, and discover the astonishing wooden staircase built to combat erosion.

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The Pays de Fontainebleau is also the artists' village of Barbizon, where picturesque charm and history blend with natural beauty. Numerous historical figures, such as George Sand and Alfred de Musset, Elizabeth II and the Prince of Edinburgh, as well as Jean Cocteau and Jean Marais, have been seduced by this unique setting, testifying to Fontainebleau's romantic appeal.

Among your new discoveries, don't miss the Café de l'Esquisse, a superb free museum that plunges you into the fascinating world of Barbizon and 19th-century European art through permanent and temporary collections. And if you're looking for choice accommodation, the hotel offers unique, spacious rooms with a cocooning feel.

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Fancy a homemade pastry? Why not settle down for a cup of tea or coffee at Juxtaposition, the high street tearoom.

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If you're looking for a charming bed & breakfast, we recommend the Plaine de l'Angélus. Set in a verdant park, this tastefully decorated mansion offers a warm welcome. Spacious, cosy rooms, a cosy fireplace and a royal breakfast await you. Other nuggets in the area include the magical rooms at Château de Bourron-Marlotte and the undeniably charming Château de Brinville.

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Fontainebleau is an ideal destination for celebrating love, combining history, culture, nature and romance. It's an invitation to experience unforgettable moments, in the shade of the forest's century-old trees and in the prestigious setting of its château, witness to so many love stories down the centuries.

To discover :

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Among the beautiful walks and hikes to be enjoyed in Fontainebleau, don't miss the Sentier de l'érosion loop. Less than 2 kilometers long, this family-friendly walk takes you through the Apremont gorges, between forest and beautiful rocks sculpted by nature. [Read more]

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Embark on a guided tour of the Château de Fontainebleau to discover the secrets of history through the intimate private apartments of Napoleon, Josephine and Marie-Louise. [Read more]

Le Théâtre Impérial du Château de Fontainebleau - Théâtre Cheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan -  A7C7713 HDRLe Théâtre Impérial du Château de Fontainebleau - Théâtre Cheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan -  A7C7713 HDRLe Théâtre Impérial du Château de Fontainebleau - Théâtre Cheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan -  A7C7713 HDRLe Théâtre Impérial du Château de Fontainebleau - Théâtre Cheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan -  A7C7713 HDR The Théâtre Impérial de Fontainebleau: Visit the restored jewel of the Second Empire
Discover the restored Théâtre Impérial at the Château de Fontainebleau and immerse yourself in the history of the Second Empire through a magical and enriching guided tour, putting you in the shoes of the characters of the era. [Read more]

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Fontainebleau welcomes Luwei Brunch Café, a new address for coffee and brunch lovers. A veritable nugget of homemade dishes and delicacies in a spacious old farmhouse atmosphere, complete with fireplace, we love it. [Read more]

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How about visiting Fontainebleau? L’Axel, so is the name of this divine restaurant brilliantly managed for 10 years by chef Kunihisa Goto. Sophisticated French cuisine twisted with Japanese produces, here is a wonderful discovery. [Read more]

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Discover the Napoleon in Fontainebleau, renovated with SPA, bar and restaurant, for a refined, historic escape. [Read more]

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How about a trip to Barbizon? This charming village, 50 km from Paris, immerses us in art and nature on the edge of the Fontainebleau forest. Discover our tips for the perfect day out or weekend break. [Read more]

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L'Esquisse is a fusion of hotel, café and free museum. We're off to Barbizon, the famous artists' village, to take advantage of this new spot that combines large, charming rooms, a great café by the fireplace and a free museum honoring the artists who have influenced Barbizon around the world. [Read more]

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We're taking you on a Seine-et-Marne getaway to La Plaine de l'Angélus. This charming chambre d'hôte in Chailly-en-Bière, 2 km from Barbizon and close to Fontainebleau, offers a cosy, comfortable setting in a verdant estate. [Read more]

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We're off to Seine-et-Marne to discover a hidden treasure: Château de Bourron, a historic 17th-century residence near Fontainebleau, a haven of peace well worth the detour. Stay in this listed monument, lulled by the authenticity and beauty of its 40-hectare park. [Read more]

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Just 45 minutes from Paris and 18km from Fontainebleau, Château de Brinville offers an unforgettable B&B experience nestled in 2 hectares of verdant parkland. Ready to immerse yourself in the calm of the countryside, in an atmosphere steeped in history and conviviality? [Read more]

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The Château de Fontainebleau invites you to discover its spaces and its history. Come and admire this superb château, with its medieval and classical styles, and its ornate gardens covering more than 130 hectares. [Read more]

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Dates and Opening Time
From February 12th, 2024 to December 31th, 2027

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