Fontainebleau, a lovely historical town located to the south of Paris, France. It is renowned for its large and scenic forest of Fontainebleau, the largest state forest in France, covering an area of 50,000 acres. The town is enriched with a population of 17,000 people enclosed by an area of 175 square kilometers.
Fontainebleau is a favorite weekend getaway for Parisians. It is also famous for the historical palace Château de Fontainebleau and INSEAD, one of the world’s best business schools. Inhabitants of Fontainebleau are called Bellifontains. In spite of a large number of tourists visiting every day, the town retained its old world charm and ancient looks which makes it an attractive French town.
As we enter into the Fontainebleau palace from the town, there is an attractive royal gate which leads to the palace grounds. Then comes the horse shoe shaped staircase which leads into the palace. The palace is the largest French royal building which is arranged around a series of courtyards and parks. It is also known as the dictionary of architecture. One of the several attractive buildings to be found in the centre of France is the Fontainebleau church which is located in the town’s main street.
The town of Fontainebleau can be easily reached from the centre of the Paris as there are number of trains from Gar De Lyon station.