A seminar in Fontainebleau

A seminar in Fontainebleau

Seminar at the castle of Fontainebleau

French-events.com surveys France to find the most suitable destinations and event venues for seminars and business meetings. French-events.com team went to Seine et Marne (South of Paris close to Orly airport) to show you a destination offering a green setting and historical heritage: Fontainebleau.

The castle of Fontainebleau

The Fontainebleau region has a very rich heritage: a royal city built around its magnificent palace and extensive forest suitable for sporting, Fontainebleau is a destination that promises a strong cultural enrichment thanks to its 8 centuries of history and the passage of 34 crowned heads. Its city centre and alleys contain many secrets, to be discovered in groups during excursions for your team building. The city is also known as the “horse capital” by hosting many equestrian events.

 

What activities to do in Fontainebleau, before or after your seminar?

Fontainebleau allows you to discover a great chapter of French history, but also to take a breath of fresh air in the heart of nature. In the city and its surroundings, many cultural and sporting activities are available:

In 1 hour of activity:

  • The Mathurins Court
  • The Church of Saint Louis
  • The Saint Louis Market 

In 2 hours:

  • The Domaine de Bel Ebat, a Mecca for music in the 19th and 20th centuries
  • Turkish Boudoir of Marie-Antoinette and Josephine
  •  In half a day:
  • 2000 km of marked forest road trails for hiking, cycling, climbing or horseback riding
  • The Castle of Fontainebleau
  • Visit the charming villages of the surrounding area: Barbizon, Bourron-Marlotte or the Château de Vaux-le-Vicomte

Which establishment to choose to organize your seminar in Fontainebleau?

The Black Eagle Hotel

Located in an old 18th century residence in the city centre, Aigle Noir Hôtel is a luxury establishment located 100 metres from the Château de Fontainebleau. Its 53 rooms, in the Empire style with period furniture, are each decorated in a specific way. Its unique setting, overlooking the city, will delight your employees. For your events, the Aigle Noir Hôtel has 7 easily modular meeting rooms, which can accommodate from 10 to 150 people. It is easily accessible from Fontainebleau-Avonet station and is only 60km from Paris.

Napoleon Fontainebleau Hotel

Hôtel Napoléon Fontainebleau is located in the heart of the city of Fontainebleau. With its 56 rooms and suites decorated in an Empire style and overlooking a green setting, the hotel offers quality service and a warm welcome for your employees.

The hotel’s event offer is based on 4 quiet lounges overlooking the interior garden and 3 sub-commission rooms that can accommodate up to 120 people. For your cocktails, a terrace on the ground floor and the Salon Arcole are two possible options. The hotel is ideally located 30 minutes from Orly airport and 1 hour from Charles de Gaulle, and has direct motorway access from Paris.

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Enjoy a guided tour of the Château de Fontainebleau

A dive into the heart of 8 centuries of history through a visit to the Château de Fontainebleau, its annexes and gardens. The highlight of the visit will be the throne of Napoleon I, the only throne still visible in France.

The throne room at the Château de Fontainebleau

Walk in the forest

Whatever the mode of walk you choose, on foot, on horseback or by sled dog, you will enjoy the forest for a real breath of fresh air 60 kilometres from Paris. The famous rocks of Fontainebleau will allow the most daring to practice climbing. You can also see the traces of the old sandstone quarry.

The magnificent landscapes of the Fontainebleau forest

Enjoy the city centre of Fontainebleau

The city, heir to a rich history, has many narrow streets and remarkable buildings. You will pass from an old church to the castle’s monumental gardens in the blink of an eye before enjoying a refreshing break on the terrace of one of the breweries in Place Napoléon.

The terraces of Place Napoléon in Fontainebleau

For your seminars and professional events in the heart of nature, Fontainebleau and its forest are a choice destination. Only 1 hour from Paris with quality motorway and rail access, Fontainebleau allows you to immerse your employees in a green and restful world. The city also boasts quality hotel and event facilities in the heart of the historic city centre.

Are you looking for your next seminar, meeting or professional training venue and you are lost in so many possibilities? 

The French-events.com team puts at your service all its expertise in the rental of event venues to find with you, the structures best suited to your expectations. 

Between hotels, meeting rooms, activities and entertainment, the French-events.com team offers you a wide and diversified offer to help you organize your professional event.

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