An exceptional natural and cultural heritage. Less than an hour from Paris, the Pays de Fontainebleau has hidden gems which you have to see. Listed as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO, Fontainebleau is the only palace that has been inhabited for 8 centuries with by 34 kings and 2 emperors. The forest of Fontainebleau, recognized as a Natural Biosphere Reserve of World Importance is unique in its kind, a real paradise for lovers of nature. The forest offers a vast network of signposted paths and is a site known worldwide for rock-climbing! With its squares, church and exquisite restaurants, the imperial city of Fontainebleau never fails to impress its visitors with its unique French Art de Vivre. The characteristic villages of Barbizon, Bourron-Marlotte and Samois-sur-Seine are the way into the world of the precursors of impressionism. They are still, even today, much sought after places of retreat and relaxation.