Not far from Fontainebleau is the small artist town of Barbizon. It was here where during the period from 1830-1870 that such artists as Francois Millet, Jean-Baptiste-Camille Corot and other lived and worked. There are numerous artists studios and shops. Several homes of famous artists are open as museums. Some tours to Fontainebleau include a stop here.
There is a beautiful park with the channel, English gardens and the Grotto of a pine grove in vicinities of the palace.
You can watch my 3 min 12 sec Video Fontainebleau Park out of my Youtube channel.
A wonderful historical theater in Fontainebleau, 9 Rue Dénecourt, 77300 Fontainebleau ;just to the right of chateau coming out of it, and on left side of the street.
It was finished in 1905, opened in 1912, and recently renovated its salle des fêtes or celebration room.
Outside of Paris,it is considered a rare example of theater à l’italienne, and one of the most beautiful of the ile de France region. The theater is knownn locally as the la bonbonnière.
For the season 2012-2013, you can to this city link ,in central column go down to where it says programmation 2012-2013 for the pdf file to open with all over 50 events schedule
Open Mondays to Fridays from 10h- 12h (closed Saturday mornings),and from 14h-18h (open Saturdays from 14h-17h FOR TICKETS
Mondays to Sundays for events it is open from 19h- 23h( Sundays until 16h.)
Admission is according to event from 15€ to 40€ adults.
For those passionate about Napoleon history (especially military) a visit to the Musee Napoleonien would be of great interest. It is relatively small but well selected collection of uniforms, weapons and documents of Napoleon times. The museum is located on rue Saint-Honore, about 10 min walk from the chateau. It definitely worths a visit!
Port du pays de Fontainebleau on the Seine River just 4,8 kms from the chateau.
More info in Travelogue on Avon page.
Link to intro page: http://members.virtualtourist.com/m/ae2c2/2187e/
We liked this beautiful fountain because we called it "Dogs who are doing their small needs" - as "Maneken pees" in Brussels.