Standard Tours 
(3 hours)


Listed below are our standard 3 hour tours in the Fontainbelau region. Please view the home page for information on special, longer tours which take place outside of the area. 

Want A Longer Tour? 

We offer time add-ons if you'd like to extend your tour for more walking, sightseeing, or a meal at one of the destinations. You can also customize a tour to include a half day or full day excursion within the area. Please contact us to discuss what's possible. 

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Recommended Start Times

For the standard tours, we recommend that we start either in the morning after breakfast (leaving between 8:30am to 9:00am) or after lunch (between 1:00pm and 1:30pm). We can start at other times, though we recommend that you add time for a restaurant meal or picnic meal if you select a different start time. We can also bring snacks for you or make a stop at a brasserie if you wish.

Make It A Sunset Tour

Touring during sunset hours adds a great dimension to your visit. Watching the sunset from one of the locals points of view or sitting down for a meal at a restaurant on the river is a great way to further enjoy the experience. 

Tour 1
Southwest Circuit
"The Most of Moret"

Includes the towns of Moret-sur-Loing and Bourrone-Marlotte

Duration: 3 hours


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• Discounts available

• Ages 7-16 are half-price

• Ages up to 7 years are free

• Pets are free


What's Included

Personal guide, pick up and drop off, tour transportation, road tolls and parking fees, light snacks, bottled waters, hot tea or coffee, full bottle of wine, and 20% sales tax.



This tour is composed of guided walking tours through two villages and some scenic driving through the forest.

moret sur loing

Moret-sur-Loing

The fortified town of Moret is located near where the Loing and Seine rivers meet. A favourite subject of the painter Alfred Sisley, Moret is offers great walking tours filled with cobble-stoned history. You may want to consider a meal at the crêperie which looks out over the river.

Points of Interest
Old river mills, Sucre d"Orge museum and tasting, fortifications, the ancient dungeon, the downtown, and a walk path along the river
bourrone marlotte centre ville

Bourrone-Marlotte

Bourron-Marlotte is situated inland near Moret-sur-Loing and is one of the most desirable communities in the area. Members of the Barbizon school of painters moved here after Barbizon became too well-known.

Points of Interest
Views of the chateau (not normally open to the public), old wells, and homes built by the pre-Impressionist painters

Add a visit to the Museum of Sucre d'Orge

Moret is home to both a museum and confectionary which offers sucre d'orge, a candy made entirely of barley sugar with no preservatives or additives. The method of production has not changed since the mid-17th century. A visit to the museum and tasting area can be added to any tour. 

Visiting hours are limited and vary by season. 

Tour 2
Northwest Circuit
"The Painter's Trail"

Includes Barbizon and the Gorges d'Apremont (or the Gorges de Franchard)

Duration: 3 hours


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• Discounts available

• Ages 7-16 are half-price

• Ages up to 7 years are free

• Pets are free


What's Included

Personal guide, pick up and drop off, tour transportation, road tolls and parking fees, light snacks, bottled waters, hot tea or coffee, full bottle of wine, and 20% sales tax.



This tour includes a longer hike through the forest followed by an excursion to the arts village of Barbizon.

view from gorges d'apremont

Gorges d'Apremont
(Optional: Gorges de Franchard)

The dry and wooded gorges of the Fontainebleau forest offer excellent beginner level hiking (the gorges are not very steep). Your guide will provide a brief background on the natural history and historical importance of the forest. A great place to feel that you are far away from the city without being too far at all.

Points of Interest
Fontainebleau forest, boulders, points of view, flora and fauna
barbizon village downtown

Barbizon

The small arts village of Barbizon is renowned for the Barbizon school of painters of the late 19th century. Touristic but charming, the picturesque downtown is studded with galleries, restaurants and shops, and is the perfect place for a stroll on a sunny day.

Points of Interest
Art galleries, Barbizon museum, homes and architecture

Watch a video tour of Barbizon (in French)

This video segment was produced by a French television show which highlighted some of the most favoured towns in the regions of France. The video includes some street scenes, drone aerial footage, and shots of the surrounding forest, farms, and countryside. 

Tour 3
East Circuit
"Ridges and Bridges"

Includes the Tower of Denecourt (Fontainebleau forest), Samois-sur-Seine, and Fontaine le Port

Duration: 3 hours


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• Discounts available

• Ages 7-16 are half-price

• Ages up to 7 years are free

• Pets are free


What's Included

Personal guide, pick up and drop off, tour transportation, road tolls and parking fees, light snacks, bottled waters, hot tea or coffee, full bottle of wine, and 20% sales tax.



A nice mix of car cruising and short hikes to points of view, we cross the Seine at two points.

tour de denecourt at sunset

Tour de Denencourt

Built by local trailmaking legend Denecourt, this stone tower near Fontainebleau and Avon offers an excellent panorama of the region.

Points of Interest
Fontainebleau forest, point of view
samois sur seine view of bridge and homes

Samois-sur-Seine

Serene and sleepy Samois was an important commercial point for barges when the stone quarries were active. Today it is a picturesque village, and perfect for a short stroll along the port and island to admire boats, birds, fishermen, and riverside homes.

Points of Interest
Quai in bas Samois, biological preserve, and memorials to Django Reinhardt (see below)
view of seine from fontaine le port

Fontaine le Port

Located on the western side of the Seine, Fontaine le Port is slightly north and opposite of Samois. We're here mainly to appreciate a hidden point of the forest and to enjoy the scenic drive back to Fontainebleau.

Points of Interest
Point of view, steep hillside drive

Django Reinhardt,
Guitarist Extraordinaire

Django Reinhardt was a famous gypsy guitarist of the first half of the 20th century. He spent his final years in Samois-sur-Seine, and fans the world over make a pilgrimage there to attend the gypsy style music festival named in his honor.

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Freewheeling Tours is a personalised tour service based in Fontainebleau, France. We offer guided visits in English of the Fontainebleau forest, surrounding villages and special monuments. 

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