Welcome to INSEAD Europe Campus
INSEAD Europe Campus is located on the edge of the Forest of Fontainebleau and just a stone's throw away from the town centre. It lies within easy reach of all major airports and rail systems connecting Paris with the rest of the world.
Boulevard de Constance
Tel: +33 1 60 72 40 00
Please note: In order to ensure the health and wellbeing of all our students and staff at INSEAD, we are unable to accommodate therapeutic animals on either the Singapore or the Fontainebleau campuses.
INSEAD is committed to making its Europe campus in Fontainebleau accessible to all. To this end the school has appointed a disability advisor to guide and supervise the process. The school is also registered with the RHF (Ressources Handicap Formation) programme of Agefiph to benefit from support in individual situations, but also to help us in our steps towards universal accessibility.
We are also developing our accessibility as far as possible with the adaptation of our course materials and teaching aids. Course materials can be printed if necessary.
We offer most of our courses in a distance learning format to limit fatigue and travel and to allow access to many more people with visual or hearing impairments, a disabling health condition or an invisible disability.
Our pedagogy is active and we are constantly thinking about how to improve it with a maximum of practice (learning by doing) and also by integrating playful, visual and dynamic tools rather than theory that is less easy to integrate.
A Bit of History
Fontainebleau, the Home of INSEAD's Europe Campus
Fontainebleau, the home of INSEAD's Europe Campus, is spread across eight hectares. Nestled in the vast forest of Fontainebleau, the modern architecture of the campus blends harmoniously with the green and leafy surroundings. Facilities are of the highest standard and include 29 lecture theatres, two restaurants, a bar, a bookshop, extensive library resources and a fully equipped gym.
The first buildings of Europe Campus were designed by Bernard de la Tour d'Auvergne and hailed as Europe's most advanced educational building.
The first students entered INSEAD's new premises in the autumn of 1967 and the official inauguration of the new buildings took place on 23rd May 1969 in the presence of André Bettencourt, Minister for Industry, Jean Marcou and Philippe Dennis, Director General.
In 1979 the Residences and Restaurant designed by Guy Calderon were opened. The idea was to multiply the opportunities for interaction and reinforce the principles of cross-cultural exchange and group learning which had made the reputation of the INSEAD experience.
In 1980, INSEAD established the Euro-Asia Centre to strengthen ties with Asia and the Pacific Rim and to create and disseminate knowledge about business in Asia.
The Plessis Mornay building was inaugurated on 2 July 2004. This project which was started in 1995 was part of a renovation and extension plan, increasing the size of the campus in Fontainebleau by 25%. The new complex of 8500m2, is primarily dedicated to Executive Education.
Map & Directions
From Fontainebleau-Avon train station
- By the INSEAD Shuttle
Monday to Friday you are welcome to take the INSEAD shuttle bus operated by Cars Moreau.
Arrival from Paris
Monday - Friday
Cars Moreau bus (Stand n°6)
Train departs Paris 7:46 8:16 Train arrives FBL-Avon 8:25 8:55 Bus leaves FBL-Avon station 8:30 9:00 Return to
Monday - Friday Shuttle leaves INSEAD
Train departs FBL-Avon
- By Taxi
You can book a taxi in advance from this taxi list or catch one at the station
- By Public Town Bus
Line 1 - The stops nearest INSEAD are: Dunant, St Aspais & sous-Préfecture
Line 4 - Stade-Couperin is the stop for INSEAD
INSEAD provides 850 free car parking spaces on campus for staff, participants and visitors:
- North outdoor car-park - Open 24/7 except when the marquee is installed
- EAC (Euro-Asia Centre) outdoor car-park - Open 7 a.m.- 8 p.m. Monday to Friday; Badge accessible 7 a.m.- 8 p.m. on weekends. Closed from 8 p.m.- 7 a.m.
- Underground car parks (under the Research & Learning Hub and the Plessis Mornay building) - Open 24/7
- Car park under Hotel Ermitage - Badge accessible only
There are spaces reserved for disabled persons in all of the parking lots.
Students and participants will be given a parking sticker on arrival.
INSEAD Hotels - Europe Campus
Fontainebleau offers hotel accommodation of all levels to suit all budgets. Local villages, such as Barbizon and Samois-sur-Seine, also have several hotels renowned for their hospitality and cuisine. Further information can be obtained through the local tourist office. Here's a list of Hotels in Fontainebleau and surrounding area.
Fontainebleau and its environs offer accommodation of all types for both the long and the short term.
For those planning to stay with us for a longer period there is a wide variety of reasonably priced housing to rent in the area, including studios, flats and houses. Sometimes MBA participants rent a large country house or chateau for the year and share it with fellow participants. Here's a list of some local housing agencies.
ACM Meublé company - Your complete rental home solution. They not only provide rental but a full service: everything is included even the insurance for the house, cleaning every week, taxes. Any maintenance repairs, there is a team (handy man, gardener, electrician, plumber, mason) No fees to book with them. Their rental contract is both in French and English.
Email: [email protected]
Bonapart is an online housing service that provides you with a list of accommodation rented directly by landlords to INSEAD participants and operates with a non-profit state of mind.
Two decades, more than 5000 INSEAD students served !
Your passport to exceptional housing tailored for the INSEAD community!
Why Choose Virtual Campus?
- Diverse Collection: Explore a unique range of Studio, Apartments, Houses, Shared houses, and even Château's – all validated by our stringent quality label.
- Quality Assurance: With almost 20 years of expertise in the INSEAD housing market, we meticulously qualify and control each property to ensure the highest standards.
- Open Invitation: The Virtual Campus welcomes landlords, agents, and agencies who share our commitment to quality.
For Future INSEAD Students:
- Online Rental Services: Unable to visit Fontainebleau in person? No worries! The Virtual Campus offers complete online rental services, ensuring you secure your dream accommodation hassle-free.
- User-Friendly Experience: Our multi-support, English-speaking platform is designed to simplify your rental journey. An experienced agent is ready to guide you step by step through the reservation process with your landlord.
- Our Mission: Your Ideal Housing Solution
Our goal is to maintain the best selection of homes, offering unwavering support to students throughout the booking and rental process.
Ready to embark on a seamless housing journey? Visit us and experience the Virtual Campus difference.
Visit the Virtual Campus | Search for a home | Search for a home near Fontainebleau (Cheaper!)
Email: [email protected]
Tel: + 33 6 43 14 75 12
MBA Housing - This independent entity is the only company in its field offering a complete package, managing the entire process for your stay. Their services cover: visits, reserving a property, preparing rental contracts, inspecting the property before your arrival, managing the property during your stay, performing check-out inspections and returning of security deposits. Thanks to several partnerships with various service companies by extension they assist with: insurance, housekeeping and maintenance ....
Managing 300+ properties with over 200 properties reserved for INSEAD students, with no doubt the leader due the size of its portfolio of exclusive properties. From simple economically priced studios, yet aesthetically pleasing, to majestic: elegantly renovated properties with beautiful French accents and jaw-dropping high ceilings, you are sure to find what you are looking for.
Not able to travel before booking? Not a problem, all properties offered are presented in 3D giving an interactive real life walkthrough experience like you're actually there.
Email: [email protected]
Telephone: +33 1 86 29 00 70
Château Fleury - Your chance to live in a beautiful 16th century French Château. The Château de Fleury is 12 minutes away from campus, and has been welcoming INSEAD students since the mid 1970’s. There are 14 fully furnished and equipped apartments, each with private bathroom and kitchen, bedding, linen and towels. All bills included. Fully equipped Gym and communal dining and sitting areas. Large outside area for bbqs, Table Tennis, games etc. No reservation fees. Bi-lingual English Manager.
Email: Simon Bayly - [email protected]
Mobile: + 33 6 28 56 04 91
Patchwork - Besides giving you access to a vast & growing panel of premium co-living housing , Patchwork has been designed to optimize your off-campus experience on all levels.
Start exploring your environment, meet your network , book your stay and enjoy high quality content curated by insiders.
Get access on www.patchwork.me
Victoire by OpenHouse - In a 4000 sqm park, just 14 minutes walking distance from INSEAD, sits Victoire, a magnificent 18th century mansion, completely renovated for the needs of INSEAD students, its 25 fully furnished rooms with en-suite bathroom, swimming pool, 3 TV lounges, 4 communal kitchens, a gym and a co-working space are waiting for you. No agency fees, no registration fees. Full service, all bills included (insurance, weekly cleaning, taxes, etc.). Contact fluent English speaking manager Agnès at:
Email: [email protected]
Mobile: +33 7 80 97 86 16
EasyColiving - Enjoy your stay in one of our residences close to Fontainebleau. Book your fully furnished individual secured room, with a private shower, cupboard and toilet. Enjoy time with your housemates in the shared spaces such as the living and dining room, a large fully equipped kitchen, laundry room and garden. All inclusive price of €500 per month includes WIFI, electricity, gas, water, taxes, and a weekly cleaning service. No extra fees. Studios with private kitchen are also available starting from €700 per month.
Email: [email protected]
Mobile:: +33 6 43 47 89 73 (WhatsApp available)
Colonies Coliving - Colonies Coliving is a leading PropTech scale-up company operating more than 1 000 housing units in Europe. Colonies operates 4 coliving houses in Fontainebleau, dedicated to the INSEAD community. INSEAD students can easily book their stay online and will be assisted by a fully English speaking support team. Tenants will be provided with fully renovated and equipped private rooms or studios located in typical Fontainebleau houses. Rents already include all charges and no additional agency or registration fees will be charged.
Leases are tailor-made for INSEAD students following any INSEAD programme.
Mobile: +33 7 52 05 22 53 (WhatsApp & Telegram available)
Marcel Lods Student Residence - The Marcel LODS “student” residence is close to public transport and the city centre (supermarkets, buses, banks, post office, etc.).
It has been completely and tastefully renovated, and awarded the BBC (low-energy building) certificate.
Each accommodation unit is equipped with a kitchenette (fridge, glass ceramic hob, extractor hood), bed, desk, table, multiple storage spaces and benefits from the biomass communal heating system.
Email: [email protected] - Madame Carole BERNIER
Mobile: +33 6 13 61 48 40
Landline: +33 1 78 49 40 05
Residence Studently Studio 8 - Fully furnished apartments T1 & T2, common areas including co-working space and a gym.
Close to shops and transportation.
4 rue Lagorsse
Email: [email protected]
Tel: +33 5 32 53 69 51
Citrus Coliving - is here to find you a perfect home during your INSEAD experience. Operating with years of experience, we have a selection of over 25 spaces covering everything from self-contained studios (perfect for couples) to co-living apartments & even the legendary Maison Royale. All of our spaces are central (within less than 10 minutes’ walking distance to campus), fully furnished and equipped with a modern style, including ample kitchens and private bathrooms, and focused around community with amazing communal spaces & regular events. We keep things simple with all-inclusive rates (rent, utilities, cleaning, taxes, maintenance), no agency / registration fees, virtual visits, leases tailored for INSEAD students and a bi-lingual team to help you on your journey.
Email: [email protected]
WhatsApp & Telegram: +33 6 03 94 13 50
La Nef - Seize the opportunity to live in a former historic Museum in the city center of Fontainebleau and share quality time with other INSEAD fellow students.
La Nef is only a 20 min WALK to the campus and close to all commodities. You can rent one of the 22 recently renovated nice apartments all with their own private bathroom and kitchen. They can also come fully furnished and accessorized. An on-site laundry facility as well as private and secured parkings for cars and bicycles are at your disposal. La Nef offers common areas for socializing or networking like a communal kitchen, meeting rooms and gardens equipped with outdoor furniture.
Visit our website to view photos & videos
Hassle-free: each unit can be visited remotely to start rental prior to arrival in Fontainebleau.
Email : [email protected]
Mobile : + 33 6 79 61 05 37 (WhatsApp available)
Fonty Housing - At Fonty Housing we specialise in providing INSEAD students with modern and comfortable housing solutions to ensure you can focus on your studies and personal growth. Whether you are looking for a studio, apartment, or shared house accommodation, our personalised approach will make finding your perfect home a stress-free experience. Our portal FONTY STAYS also offers housing options for the summer and Christmas holidays. If you are attending GEMBA, a language, or any other course at INSEAD, or simply wish to spend some time exploring the region before or after your MBA programme, we've got you covered! We are fluent in English, Italian, and French and will guide you through each step of the rental process the best way we can.
Villa Royale - Exceptional co-living in a charming French property, owned by an INSEAD alumni and situated in the heart of Fontainebleau on rue Royale. This magnificent property, with private gardens and parking for one car, has been tastefully renovated with living spaces carefully combining original features with modern-day amenities. Villa Royale has been a popular choice among INSEAD students for over 5 years.
Research & Learning Hub
Doriot Research & Learning Hub
The Georges and Edna Doriot Research & Learning Hub supports research and teaching at INSEAD, giving access to thousands of books, eBooks and journals on all aspects of business and related social sciences. Digital resources, including business and financial databases, are accessible on all three campuses, as well as off-campus to all registered users.
WiFi is available throughout the building. Study tables and reading areas on each floor are equipped with power sockets, allowing users to work with their own laptops. Computers for general use can also be found on the ground floor.
Printers, photocopiers and scanners are available on every floor for users with an INSEAD badge. Soundproof phonebooths are also available.
To support energy conservation efforts and provide the same timings over both campuses, the R&L Hubs will close every day at Midnight and re-open at 6am. Hours will be extended to 2am for the 3 days before exams.
Registered users can check out books at any time using the self-check-out machine. Staff are available weekdays to answer questions and assist users with their research.
Foot-Note is a specialised English-language business bookstore boasting the largest selection of titles in marketing, management, finance, e-commerce and other business disciplines, including Faculty publications.
We have a full line of men's, women's and children's clothing, backpacks, desk accessories and more carrying the INSEAD logo.
Shoppers can browse and buy online via the Foot-Note website.
We also have an extensive mail-order business, and ship everywhere across the globe.
The Mickey & Company Lifestyle Centre
Current opening hours are:
Monday to Friday: 6:30 am to 10:00 pm (last entry is at 9:00 pm)
Saturday and Sunday: 10:00 am to 6:00 pm
The programme fees for all INSEAD Executive Education programmes cover tuition, course materials, lunches on working days as well as the opening and closing dinners. It does not however include travel, accommodation and other incidentals. We have put together a list that details some of these additional expenses that you may incur while on a programme at INSEAD Europe campus in Fontainebleau.
From Charles de Gaulle airport to INSEAD Fontainebleau campus and vice versa: 160€ to 185€
Approximate travelling time is 1 hour 15 minutes
From Orly airport to INSEAD Fontainebleau campus and vice versa: 100€ to 130€
Approximate travelling time is 45 minutes
Train (to Fontainebleau/Avon station)
From Charles de Gaulle airport to INSEAD Fontainebleau campus and vice versa (requires changing of train twice to Fontainebleau/Avon station, which is 3km away from INSEAD Fontainebleau campus): 18€ to 20€
Approximate travelling time is 2 hours
Taxi (from Fontainebleau/Avon station to INSEAD campus)
Taxi must be pre-reserved: 15€ to 20€
Approximate travelling time is 10 minutes
The Programme Coordinator in charge of your programme will give you further details about accommodation booking. The usual rates vary from 130€ to 190€ depending on the type of accommodation and choice of hotel.
Food and beverage
Simple meals at Brasserie-style restaurants: from 20€
More elaborate meals at regular restaurants: from 40€
Simple snacks available at INSEAD Hotels or INSEAD Freddy's Bar: 5 to 15€
Please note a tax of up to 20% applies depending on the service (included in the price mentioned).
For more information about Fontainebleau, please click here.