La Demeure du Parc
AT THE HEART OF A ROYAL CITY

La Demeure du Parc is a dream destination ideally situated in Fontainebleau.

This welcoming town boasts a UNESCO World Heritage Site; the Château and park of Fontainbleau, the only location of its kind to be continuously inhabited by the kings of France for seven centuries. This former hunting lodge grew in size over the years, most notably during the reign of François I in the 16th century, and today it has over 1500 rooms, situated amidst more than 50 hectares of parkland and gardens. The result is both sublime and very moving, as paintings, sculptures, frescoes and furniture galore unveil their priceless beauty.

In recent years, the castle has experienced a renaissance thanks to a vast programme of restoration costing several million euros. Since 2013, a coordinated system of sponsorship has enabled several parts of the château to regain their former prestige and reopen their doors to an increasingly fascinated public. Today, it is again possible to visit the Study of Napoleon III, the Turkish boudoir of Marie Antoinette and the luxurious Imperial Theatre.

There are so many treasures to discover exclusively when you stay at La Demeure du Parc, thanks to private tours organised by the hotel.
Fontainebleau also has one of the most beautiful forests in France, a green lung at the gates of Paris, famous worldwide for having inspired the Impressionist painters of the nineteenth century. It covers over 25,000 hectares and offers a wealth of fauna and flora awaiting your discovery along 300km of marked trails ... a dream for all nature lovers.

 

How to get to
La Demeure du Parc

Access by car
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The boutique hotel La Demeure du Parc is located at 6, Rue d’Avon, Fontainebleau.
GPS - Latitude: 48.404792 / Longitude: 2.703365

The hotel team is at your disposal with information about parking options near the hotel.

 

Access by limousine
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La Demeure du Parc offers a high-end limousine service, available on request.

Access by air
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From Roissy-Charles de Gaulle
Take RER B to Châtelet-Les Halles, RER A to Gare de Lyon and Line R to Fontainebleau-Avon, OR take the Roissybus to Charles de Gaulle – Etoile, RER A to Gare de Lyon and Line R to Fontainebleau-Avon.

From Orly
Take the Orlyval shuttle to Châtelet-Les Halles, RER A to Gare de Lyon, then Line R to Fontainebleau-Avon, OR take the Orlybus shuttle to Charles de Gaulle – Etoile, RER A to Gare de Lyon, then Line R to Fontainebleau-Avon, OR take the Air France bus to Gare de Lyon, then Line R to Fontainebleau-Avon.

From all airports
Taxis are available at the exits of each terminal. La Demeure du Parc can also provide a shuttle service or a private driver (contact the hotel for details).

 

Access by train
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From Paris Gare de Lyon, the R line serves Fontainebleau-Avon at the rate of one train every 15 minutes at peak times and every 30 minutes off peak.

Journey time: 40 minutes.

Serving La Demeure du Parc, when arriving by train, take bus 1 to quai no.2.

 

LA DEMEURE DU PARC; THE GUEST HOUSE

La Demeure du Parc is the former property of Louis d’Oger, Marquis de Cavoye, Grand Marshall of the house of Louis XIV. So that faithful subject of the Sun King might accompany the sovereign during his sojourns at the Palace of Fontainebleau, in 1659 he acquired and renovated the remains of this annex of the château.

Over the course of the following years the greatest minds of their time were received as honoured guests at this house ... Molière, Corneille, Bossuet, Vauban, Mme de Sevigne, Voltaire, Ronsard, Racine, Pascal ... a perfectly natural circumstance, as the Marquis de Cavoye, known as ‘the Friend of the King’, was “linked throughout his life with the brightest of the court”, as Louis de Rouvroy, duc de Saint-Simon, testifies in his memoirs. Racine, the tragic poet, always stayed with his friend the Marquis when he followed the court, as Fontainebleau historian Herbert Felix tells us.

Sometime around 1700 the house became the property of Nicolas Catinat, Marshall of France, and the friends of Louis d’Oger continued to visit, as the illustrious soldier was noted as being a great scholar, poet and philosopher. Voltaire said of him: "Catinat combines a rare blend, the talents of the warrior and the virtues of the wise."

True to its history, La Demeure du Parc has remained a guest house with an artistic soul, a place still vibrant with the echoes of the great minds that found a warm welcome here for more than 100 years. The house was purchased in 1763 by Louis XV, who assigned it to the service of the Petite Écurie.

Friendship, quiet inspiration and the joy of living are the hallmarks of the spirit of this house.

 

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LA DEMEURE DU PARC

36 rue Paul Seramy
77300 Fontainebleau

Tel: +33 (0)1 60 70 20 00
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