Your tourist guide to the Seine-et-Marne department

Sleeping Beauty Castle, Disneyland Paris

Sleeping Beauty Castle, Disneyland Paris ©

As part of the Île-de-France region, the Seine-et-Marne department is famous for its beautiful natural reserves, wonderful towns, palaces and the worldwide famous Disneyland of Paris. If you would like to visit some excellent sights, I suggest you to choose the Seine-et-Marne department. In order to help you finding the best attractions, the following article will serve as your tourist guide to the Seine-et-Marne department. The highlights of the region are the following: Disneyland Paris, the wonderful commune of Fontainebleau and the forest with the same name, the Château de Vaux-le-Vicomte, numerous picturesque towns and communes and natural jewels.

Disneyland Paris

I am absolutely sure that you’ve already heard a lot about the worldwide famous Disneyland. It is situated about 30 km from the center of the French capital city and it is one of the world’s most visited theme parks. If you are traveling with children, you can not miss to take them to Disneyland. It is an astonishing theme park dedicated to well-known Disney characters and fairy tales. The park actually includes five themed lands (Adventureland, Fantasyland, Main Street, U.S.A., Discoveryland and Frontierland) which are homes to a large number of highlights. Some of the best attractions of Disneyland are the following: Alice’s Curious Labyrinth, the Pirates of the Caribbean, Peter Pan’s Flight, Sleeping Beauty Castle and so on.

Sleeping Beauty Castle, Disneyland Paris

Sleeping Beauty Castle, Disneyland Paris ©

The commune of Fontainebleau

Fontainebleau is a major tourist destination of the Seine-et-Marne department. It is very famous due to its wonderful forest and picturesque castle. The breathtaking huge Royal Castle of Fontainebleau is a major visitor attraction of the commune and the entire department. It is one of France’s largest royal castles. The fantastic castle is surrounded by some magnificent courtyards. Today the Fontainebleau Castle is open for visitors.

Chateau de Fontainebleau colinedwards99/Flickr

Chateau de Fontainebleau ©colinedwards99/Flickr

Fontainebleau Forest

The other highlight of the commune of Fontainebleau is the breathtaking forest with the same name. The Fontainebleau Forest surrounds the commune and further other villages. It is considered a protected area as a French national park. The forest used to serve as a royal hunting ground and today it offers opportunities for practicing hiking, horse riding, birdwatching and walking. If you love nature, it is a great sight to visit.

Château de Vaux-le-Vicomte

Besides the Fontainebleau Castle, there is another fantastic chateau in the Seine-et-Marne department. It is the Château de Vaux-le-Vicomte. The beautiful Baroque castle is an important architectural jewel of the region and attracts a large number of visitors every year. The gardens of the castle are as astonishing as the building itself. If you love architecture, you can not miss to visit the castle.

Chateau de Vaux le Vicomte

Chateau de Vaux le Vicomte ©




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