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There are many reasons to spend some days in the area.

Fontainebleau is of course renowned for its beautiful forest, considered as lung of France,  a favourite weekend getaway for Parisians, that offers innumerable opportunities for walking and hiking, or for fishing and not least for rock climbing. But it is also well-known for the Fontainebleau castle, the historical Château de Fontainebleau, considered by Napoléon as “The true home of kings, the house of ages” is now designated as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

The villages and area around La Loingtaine are well-worth a visit and are well-known for attracting a community of painters and writers, notably among the impressionist painters. There are many opportunities in the region to walk in the footsteps of these artists

Fontainebleau is today a centre of learning hosting among other INSEAD, one of the world's most elite business schools, and some of the most prestigious universities in France (les grandes écoles) including the École Supérieure d'Ingénieurs en Informatique et Génie des Télécommunications and a branch of the École Nationale Supérieure des Mines de Paris, the Paris School of Mines.