Can I get to Fontaineblhostel without a car ?
Yes !! Take the train to Fontainebleau/Avon (from Paris Gare de Lyon station). You'll find direct busses (number 184-014) to La Chapelle La Reine directly at train station; stay on same side, don't cross under the tracks ! See also "access" page. You can also ask me for a shuttle (on request only).
Is it possible to boulder without a car ?
Oui, Yes !! Walking distance (35'/40') from Fontaineblhostel to bouldering areas: Elephant, Dame Jouanne, Maunoury, Simonet... Direct bus to Buthiers areas. Bike rental at hostel. Shuttle service on request. Plus local Renault garage rents cars 25€/day (100 km/60 miles included, 2020 price).
What are nearest bouldering areas ?
Elephant, Dame Jouanne, Maunoury, Simonet (35' walk or 5' drive). Most areas parking's: 15' drive or less.
And for Orienteering in Fontainebleau ?
Great place for Orienteering, can be very technical, a lot of orienteering maps available (see Fontainebleau Orienteering maps and links in gallery/photos tab). You can also contact local orienteering clubs:
See also some additional info on the Orienteering subpage of this FAQ section
Are amenities near Fontaineblhostel ?
I believe you'll find all you need within walking distance, from supermarket to bakery, from banks/ATM's to pharmacy, from post office to restaurants. And Tuesdays, there's a small market just in front of Fontaineblhostel.
Do you rent tents ?
No, I but lend small tents FREE OF CHARGE, but you'd better inform me in advance ! Take your sleeping bag....
Is it possible to camp in Winter ?
Yes, camping is open all year long ! Full access to (heated) common room of hostel, equipped kitchen, showers.
Can I book online ?
You may book through some websites, but I suggest to contact me per email: you'll get the best price, you won't have to pay deposit (except groups), you can get the kid's discount if applicable, you'll have flexible date change ! And I avoid paying a fee....
Is Fontaineblhostel in Fontainebleau town ?
Well, no ! It's 12 km/7 miles from Fontainebleau, but near Fontainebleau forest (e.g. 35' walking to Elephant, Dame Jouanne, Maunoury, Simonet bouldering areas).
What's the check-in time ?
Please confirm your arrival time. Standard check-in is 5:00PM - 8:00 PM, but early or very late arrivals are possible on request.
It's my very first time in Fontainebleau, what should I know ?
Difficult question !! I suggest you send me an email, I'll try to help !
Are prices net ?
Yes, prices are net: VAT, tourist tax and others included !
Do you accept camping cars ?
Yes, but be careful, large camping cars can't access (max. wide: 2,50m; max.heigth: 2,60m)
Are bed linen included ?
Yes, linen are included, no sleeping bag needed in hostel dorms
Links & friends
Karma (climbing/bouldering gym):
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