It is a popular tourist spot on account of at least the following:
- The Royal Chateau Fontainebleau, where the Renaissance was introduced to France from 1528 onwards.
- The beautiful Fontainebleau forest a royal hunting park often visited by walkers, horse riders, and climbers.
- The graves of G. I. Gurdjieff and Katherine Mansfield in the cemetery at Avon.
- The chateau of Fontainebleau www.chateaudefontainebleau.net