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Château de Fontainebleau

Place du Général de Gaulle, 77300 Fontainebleau, France

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About Château de Fontainebleau

The Chateau de Fontainebleau is a royal castle of mainly Renaissance and classical styles, near the city center of Fontainebleau, about sixty kilometers south-east of Paris, France. The first traces of a castle in Fontainebleau date back to the xii th century. The latest work is done in the xix th century. Francis I and Napoleon were the monarchs who had the most influence on the Palace as it stands today. It became a national museum in 1927 and was designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 198


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Château de Vaux le Vicomte18.19km from Château de Fontainebleau

The chateau of Vaux-le-Vicomte , located on the territory of the French town of Maincy ( Seine-et-Marne ), 50 km southeast of Paris , near Melun is a castle of the xvii th century (1658- 1661), built for the superintendent of finances of Louis XIV , Nicolas Fouquet . It now belongs to a younger branch of the Marquis de Vogüé. The Castle, a masterpiece of classical architecture is now the largest privately owned historical monument.

Cathédrale Saint-Etienne de Sens49.02km from Château de Fontainebleau

Cathedral of Saint-Etienne de Sens is the Catholic cathedral of the archdiocese of Sens. Saint Stephen is considered the first martyr: his cult is associated in Sens with that of Saint John the Baptist and the Blessed Virgin Mary.  It is one of the first churches of Gothic architecture in Christendom with the Saint-Denis basilica.  The cathedral is at the heart of a complex which also includes the former synodal palace and the former archiepiscopal palace.

Wood of Vincennes51.15km from Château de Fontainebleau

The Bois de Vincennes is the capital's second-largest 'green lung', after the Bois de Boulogne. It is located in the east of Paris, on the edge of the 12th arrondissement. Many organizations based in the Bois de Vincennes enable visitors to find out more about the wood and get a closer look at its wildlife. Many facilities have been installed in this vast wooded area, starting with the Breuil Horticultural School and its beautiful arboretum and so more. It will be a worth visit.

Disneyland Paris52.07km from Château de Fontainebleau

Disneyland Paris located in the Paris suburb of Marne-la-Vallée is the Disney Empire's European variant of their archetypal "Magic Kingdom" theme park. It was the second Disney theme park resort to open outside the United States, after Tokyo Disney Resort. It consists of two parks, Disneyland Park and Walt Disney Studios Park, and a shopping district, Disney Village. Disneyland Park is the park everybody has heard of and expects, and Walt Disney Studios Park has a more general moviemaking theme

Parc Walt Disney Studios52.11km from Château de Fontainebleau

Walt Disney Studios is Disneyland Paris’ second theme park designed for teenagers and adults. Its main theme is the cinema and the attractions are even scarier and more thrilling than those in Disneyland Park. The park hosted approximately 5.2 million guests, making it the third-most visited amusement park in Europe. One of the nice location where you can enjoy with your family and friends.

Château of Vincennes52.56km from Château de Fontainebleau

The Château of Vincennes was used as a royal residence from the 12th to 18th century and it has preserved its medieval towers, the Sainte-Chapelle and the 14th century keep which is the highest of its kind in Europe. The building was surrounded by a 3608 ft -long fortified wall with nine towers and is also protected by a moat, 88 ft which was situated in the outskirts of the city center in the forest of Vincennes. It was one of the architectural wonders in this area.

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The most populous of the 18 regions of France. It is located in the north-central part of the country and often called the Paris Region because it includes the city of Paris. Île-de-France is densely populated and economically important: it covers only about 2% of France's territory, but has an official estimated population of 12,213,364 (18.2% of the population of France) and accounts for nearly 30% of the French GDP.