Palace of Fontainebleau

L'Axel, a restaurant in Fontainebleau: location and getting here

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Location in Ile-de-France

The L'Axel restaurant welcomes you to Fontainebleau. In Ile-de-France, our restaurant can be found at just sixty or so kilometres to the south-east of Paris.

The forest and the famous Palace of Fontainebleau can be found just a few minutes' walk away, offering guests the opportunity to enjoy a countryside outing and treat themselves to a visit of one of the emblematic sites of French history.

Also known as the equine capital of France, Fontainebleau is home to several horse-riding centres and equestrian events. Not far from the L’Axel restaurant, at the heart of the national forest, the Grand Parquet stadium hosts major national and international equestrian competitions, while the La Solle hippodrome, one of the oldest in France, is a must for horse-racing enthusiasts. Finally, the military riding arena is housed in the palace's former stables and hosts group visits.​

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How to get here

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By car

Take the A6 motorway heading towards Lyon, and come off at Fontainebleau. Take Avenue de Fontainebleau/D607. At the roundabout, keep going straight ahead on Avenue de Fontainebleau, and then take Boulevard Maginot. At the roundabout, take the third exit, and continue along Boulevard Maginot. Turn left to stay on the D417, and then turn right into Rue De Dénecourt. Then turn left into Rue de France.

Various car parks in Fontainebleau mean you can park easily. Nearest to the restaurant is the Bouflers car park.

GPS coordinates

Latitude: 48.404996 - Longitude: 2.6972

By train

Fontainebleau-Avon railway station, 3 km away

The number 1 bus line will take you to the city centre

By air

Paris Orly Airport, 60 km away

Charles de Gaulle Airport, 82 km away


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Nearby towns and attractions

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Distances between the L'Axel restaurant and:

Palace of Fontainebleau350 m5 minutes (on foot)
The Grand Parquet equestrian stadium3 km10 min.
Barbizon10 km15 min.
Château de Vaux-le-Vicomte24 km30 min.
Paris69 km1 hour


Versailles72 km1 hour
Orléans104 km1 hour 22 min.
Auxerre105 km1 hour 5 min.
Chartres114 km1 hour 18 min.
Troyes116 km1 hour 22 min.