Surroundings

Dame jouanne & Fontainebleau

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 Surroundings

Who hasn’t heard of the exceptional Fontainebleau forest, classified as a UNESCO World Biosphere Reserve and famous for its rocky chaos, hiking trails and climbing routes? And what about the majestic Château de Fontainebleau and its sumptuous gardens?

Welcome to the Gîtes Dame Jouanne, a haven of tranquillity nestling in the heart of the Fontainebleau region. During your stay in this enchanting setting, you’ll have the opportunity to discover a multitude of cultural and natural treasures that make this region so exceptional. Here’s an overview of the must-see places to visit around our gîte, as well as the local specialities not to be missed.

Fontainebleau :

Fontainebleau, with its majestic château, is a gateway to France’s royal history. Explore the sumptuous rooms of the château, admire the formal gardens and immerse yourself in a past rich in intrigue and glamour. The town itself has a charming atmosphere, perfect for a leisurely stroll along its cobbled streets.

For nature lovers, the Fontainebleau forest is a paradise for hiking, climbing and mountain biking. The trails stretch as far as the eye can see, inviting you to get lost in the greenery. Discover the wild beauty of this forest, where every tree seems to tell a thousand-year-old story.

Just a short distance from the Gîtes Dame Jouanne is Barbizon, the birthplace of the École de Barbizon artistic movement. The picturesque lanes and art galleries bear witness to the inspiration this region offered to famous 19th-century painters. Soak up this unique artistic atmosphere.

Vaux-le-Vicomte:

This is a 17th-century masterpiece and another gem to discover. This château, often compared to Versailles, shines with its grandiose architecture and beautifully tended formal gardens.

& Culture

Soak up the tranquillity and artistic beauty of the villages that inspired famous 19th-century painters, such as Barbizon, Bourron-Marlotte and Moret sur loing.

Finally, don’t leave the region without sampling the local specialities. The region’s cheeses, such as Brie and Coulommiers, are a veritable explosion of flavour. Artisanal patisseries will delight you with sweet delights such as Fontainebleau macaroons and Nemours galettes. You can also try the “Le Fontainebleau” cheese dessert or sample the craft beers.

In short, Gîtes Dame Jouanne is the ideal base for an adventure rich in cultural discoveries and natural escapades. Explore the surroundings of Gite Dame Jouanne, the treasures of Fontainebleau, experience history, connect with nature, and treat your taste buds to local flavours. Your stay will be an unforgettable experience, combining culture, nature and gastronomy. Book now for a getaway that will awaken your senses and your curiosity.

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