Make the most of your trip to Fontainebleau

With the next GEDC Industry Forum fast approaching, we have put together a list of useful information should you wish to leverage your stay in France. Read on to find out details of other must-visit events and things to do in and around Fontainebleau. If you would like any further recommendations, our team would be happy to help:

We look forward to welcoming you to Fontainebleau!

Local Events

17 – 23 June: The International Paris Airshow – Le Bourget

Did you know that the International Paris Airshow is happening one week before the Industry Forum? Now in its 53rd year, the Airshow will take place from 17 – 23 June 2019 at the Exhibition Center of Le Bourget, a few kilometers North of Paris. This event is the largest and longest-running aerospace trade show in the world. Since its launch, the show has been at the very heart of developments in the global aerospace market, for which it has become the most important meeting place over the years. As Le Bourget is conveniently situated just 1 hour by train from Fontainebleau, why not extend your stay in France and attend both events this summer?

To find out more and to reserve your tickets:

2 July: MINES ParisTech Research Day

On 2 July, the second edition of the annual MINES ParisTech Research Day will take place at the prestigious engineering school’s Paris campus. Throughout the day, researchers from the school will present and exhibit some of their most innovative scientific projects to industry leaders. 21 research projects will be presented, relating to 5 specific industrial and scientific challenges, including:

  • Energy transition
  • Responsible management of resources
  • Industry of the future
  • Data science and artificial intelligence
  • Mobility of the future

Discover the full event programme and reserve your place here:

4 – 7 July: Festival Django Reinhardt 2019

The annual Jazz Festival is returning to Fontainebleau on 4 – 7 July 2019. Now in its 40th year, this world-famous festival is a must-see for all those music lovers attending this year’s Industry Forum.

For more information and to book your tickets:

Institutions to visit in Fontainebleau

INSEAD Business School

Founded in 1957, INSEAD is one of the world’s leading and largest graduate business schools, with campuses in Fontainebleau, Singapore and Abu Dhabi. The school welcomes more than 1,000 degree participants per year from all over the world in their highly-regarded MBA, Executive MBA, Specialised Master’s degrees and PhD programmes. Located on the edge of the forest of Fontainebleau, just a stone’s throw away from the Industry Forum location, CEDEP, why not take a look at what the INSEAD campus has to offer during your stay?

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MINES ParisTech Engineering School

Founded in 1783 by King Louis XVI, MINES ParisTech is one of the oldest and most prestigious engineering schools in France. With campuses in Fontainebleau and Paris, it is distinguished for the outstanding performance of its research centers and the quality of its international partnerships with other prestigious universities in the world, which include Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and California Institute of Technology (Caltech), among many others. With 18 innovative research centres, the major research themes at MINES ParisTech are essentially based on problems raised by industry, as well as society as a whole.

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Other things to do in Fontainebleau

Château de Fontainebleau

The Château de Fontainebleau is one of the largest French royal châteaux. The medieval castle and subsequent palace served as a residence for the French monarchs from Louis VII to Napoleon III. The Château is now a national museum and a UNESCO World Heritage Site – it is a must-visit for all those attending the Industry Forum.

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Forest of Fontainebleau

Fontainebleau is renowned for its large and scenic forest; a former hunting park of the Kings of France and a favourite weekend getaway for Parisians. Surrounding Fontainebleau and dozens of nearby villages, the forest is recognised as a French national park, and spans an area of 28,000 hectares. With its many trails and 300km of hiking routes, the forest is a popular destination for ramblers, joggers, horse riders and mountain bikers. Strewn with boulders and sandstone rocks, the forest is also well regarded for bouldering and is particularly popular among climbers.

You won’t be short of things to see and do in and around Fontainebleau!

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