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Fontainebleau

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Template:FRdot Fontainebleau is a city and commune in central France.

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Geography

Fontainebleau is situated in the south-east of the Seine-et-Marne département (of which it is the sous-préfecture) in the Île-de-France région. It is located approximately 50km south of Paris. The city has an area of 172km2, and a population of 15,942 (in 1999).

Tourism

Fontainebleau is a popular tourist destination.

Fontainebleau forest

The forest of Fontainebleau surrounds the city and dozens of villages. It is protected by France's Office National des Forêts and is recognised as a national park. It is a former royal hunting park often visited by walkers and horse riders. The forest is also well regarded for bouldering, and is particularly popular amongst climbers.

Royal Château de Fontainebleau

The Royal Château de Fontainebleau is a large castle where the Renaissance was introduced to France from 1528 onwards.

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