The town of Fontainebleau and its castle of the same name is located south-east of Paris was built at the request of several kings of France, the castle consists in part of buildings of the twelfth century
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Charming little town nestled on the edge of the forest of Fontainebleau, Barbizon is an ideal destination to relax during a romantic weekend or a family break. Nicknamed the "village of painters", this mythical place brings wonder, change of scenery and discovery. It is a beautiful playground for nature lovers and is a real place of pilgrimage for painting enthusiasts.
Small bucolic town
Barbizon attracts by its charms on which time had no influence. His nickname comes from the fact that in the 1850s, pre-Impressionist French painters stormed what was still a flowery hamlet for inspiration. Indeed, Barbizon was and still is a charming city that nature has covered with a patchwork of beautiful landscapes. Its beauty and purity inspired the great masters such as Monet, Renoir and the Corot, Millet, Rousseau and company before them. Moreover, all this little world of geniuses put their easel there and immortalized the place on their canvases.
Visiting Barbizon is strolling the cobblestone streets
To walk to Barbizon is to find yourself between charming stone houses with flowered facades and tiled roof. The city is faithful to its reputations. In other words, it will not fail to amaze you with the reproduction of 20 famous paintings. Among others, there is Millet's Angelus at Théodore Rousseau's Cabane des Charbonnier, Corot's Coup de Vent and John Constable's White Horse. These works in the street are made with mosaic of colored stones. And to find original works, visit the many art galleries along the main street.
Barbizon, an extraordinary walk place
Cycling, horse riding or walking are all activities that await you in one of the most beautiful courses in France. It also has one of the most beautiful forests in France. To rest, think about discovering the charm of historical hostels and enjoy the same luxury as the personalities who visited the place. You can also put your suitcases in the magnificent villas transformed into a guest house. During the day, indulge in the gastronomic and lifestyle shops that abound in Barbizon. Once there, visitors say that this haven of peace is only 45 minutes drive from Paris. To discover Barbizon in peace, do not hesitate to book a car service in Paris.
The city of Moret-sur-Loing
Medieval city where there are still the remains and architectural heritage dating from the ducal era, the city of Moret-sur-Loing is ranked among "The 100 most beautiful detours in France." It is a destination of charm because it has a lot to offer. Let us quote between the medieval village, the peaceful banks of Loing and its green and romantic squares. There are also its famous monuments as well as its barley sugars of which it is the capital.
Moret-sur-Loing, an exceptional small town
The town of Moret-sur-Loing is on the edge of the forest of Fontainebleau, 100 km from Paris. It was a stronghold in the time of the duchy of Burgundy which it marked the border. A country with a rural feel, Moret-sur-Loing is a place of relaxation and discovery. Like its neighbor Barbizon, Moret-sur-Loing was the stronghold of Impressionist painters. The famous Alfred Sisley lived there and his former home is currently owned by private owner.
Moret-sur-Loing and its famous monuments
Regarding the monuments, there are in particular the two fortified gates, the 12th century Moret gate and the Samois gate (or Paris gate) which closed the city. Inside the city, a detour to Notre-Dame church and its organ of rebirth is essential. There is also the facade of Francis I built in 1527, not to mention the bridge, the mills, the Priory of Pont-Loup. Moret-sur-Loing is also the capital of Sucre d'Orge. It is the authentic, the true whose manufacturing secret is jealously guarded. There is even the Barley Sugar Museum of the Religious of Moret. It is dedicated to this delicacy made since 1638.
Moret-sur-Loing, ideal for walking
Strolling through this peaceful city is a real pleasure. Plus, Loing is never far away for canoeing or kayaking to admire the city from another point of view. A lot of festivity awaits you there. Among other things, the Fête 1900, the Festival of humor in November, the Heritage Days. For your trip with family or friends, know that we put at your service vehicles that can accommodate 8 people.
The castle of Blandy-les-Tours
The castle of Blandy-les-Tours is a famous historical monument. He holds a very important place in the history of France. Its construction began in the thirteenth century, in 1220 more exactly and it continues to be renovated until the twenty-first century. From the genesis of its construction to the present day, it contains almost 10 centuries of history.
The little story
In order to protect himself from the crumbling of his territory and to protect himself from the influence of the Champagne County (of the Thibaldian dynasty), the king from the Capetian dynasty places in Blandy-les-Tours a representative of his power. This is how the Viscounts William II and Adam III undertook the construction of the castle. In the fourteenth century, during the Hundred Years War, the accounts William IV and John II arranged the place in a castle. New fortifications and other defensive structures have emerged. After its acquisition in 1705 by Marshal Claude-Louis-Hector de Villars, the castle of Blandy-les-Tours was abandoned little by little to his fate. It continued to deteriorate until it was bought back in 1883. Restoration began only a hundred years later, in 1986 and was inaugurated in 2007. For information, note that his visit is part of the "Hiking 3 castles". Castle Blandy-les-Tours, in the heart of the city of the same name. The castle of Blandy-les-Tours once organized as a defensive complex between the royal domain and the county of Champagne. Passing from a simple fortified manor to a prestigious royal residence, the castle of Blandy-les-Tours is one of the essential of the Île-de-France. You will find an important collection of paintings. Do not miss the sculptures, furniture and works of art dating from the sixteenth to the nineteenth century. After visiting the castle, you can walk through the old streets of the village of Blandy-les-Tours to discover the Saint-Maurice church and the apple grinder. To make the most of it, know that we can provide a day rental service.
Stay at the Aigle Noir 4 star Hotel Fontainebleau
Housed in a 15th-century mansion, the Hotel L'Aigle Noir is located in the city center. A magnificent house of character which witnessed the great History of Fontainebleau. An elegant hotel which adjoins the opulent Château de Fontainebleau, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The hotel is the perfect place for your family stays, your business trips and your romantic getaways. The 53 rooms are beautifully decorated with luxurious fabrics and antique wooden furniture.
A service that meets your expectations
Stay in our upscale establishment. You can enjoy our sumptuous cobbled interior courtyard which opens onto two terraces. A moment of relaxation while enjoying a cocktail in complete privacy at the Honesty Bar. The hotel offers a wide variety of self-service drinks. Also relax by the fireplace in the large living room while reading a newspaper or magazine. Every morning, you will have the opportunity to enjoy a tasty buffet breakfast served in the bright breakfast room or in the comfort of your room. The hotel lounge regularly exhibits fabulous works of art for art lovers. The staff will give you a warm welcome and will be available 24 hours a day.
Discoveries and visits
The Hotel l'Aigle Noir is a stone's throw from the Château de Fontainebleau, which you can visit and admire. This royal castle which is one of the jewels of the region. You can discover near the hotel the forest of Fontainebleau, formerly called Forest of Beer, which is an incredible green setting. Explore the region on horseback or by bike. Also share the thrill of horse racing. You can easily get around, as the Fontainebleau-Avon train station is a few kilometers from the hotel.
Why take a tour of the famous Château de Fontainebleau ?
The Château de Fontainebleau is certainly one of the rare castles in France to have been inhabited by all the sovereigns from the 12th to the 19th century. It is therefore to its credit that it is considered to be the most furnished of the French royal castles.
UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1981
The Château de Fontainebleau was restored by Napoleon. In less than 3 weeks, he succeeded in completely refurnishing the castle and bringing it back to life. In his memoirs, Napoleon even referred to it as “the true home of kings”. The sovereigns thus have a trace of their passage and of their preferences and tastes. The masterpieces of the Renaissance commissioned by François Ier and the ceremonial apartment of Napoleon Ier bear witness to this.
An architectural masterpiece
Inside and out, the castle is definitely worth a visit. You will certainly appreciate the horseshoe staircase in the Cour d'Honneur. Do not miss the famous Saint-Saturnin chapel or the exceptional throne room of Napoleon I. Created on the initiative of Empress Eugénie, the Chinese museum is certainly one of the must-sees. The architectural details were taken care of by the sovereigns, especially on the outside. Aside from the English garden, also discover the Grand Parterre designed by Le Nôtre and Le Vau.
Limousine service with driver to go from Fontainebleau to CDG airport
Fontainebleau is one of the French municipalities in the department of Seine-et-Marne. Located 57 km south-east of Paris, it is 71 km from Phantom Manor and just 23.2 km from Château de Blandy-les-Tours. As a reminder, it is 84.6 km from CDG airport and 58.6 km from Orly airport.