Although Fontainebleau is located in the metropolitan area of Paris, car hire in Fontainebleau makes a trip into Paris easy. Hiring a car in Fontainebleau will make the 7km journey into Paris take just under an hour. The main attraction of a holiday in Fontainebleau is certainly the castle, but there is also Fontainebleau forest in the vicinity as well. The forest is a weekend getaway for countless Parisians, and is popular for tourists more broadly too 11 million visit the forest per year. This former royal hunting park is also popular for climbers and bolderers, and conserves many species of flora and fauna.