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.
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 Véolia.
|Arrival from Paris|
Monday - Friday
Grey vehicle with INSEAD sign on windshield (Paris arrival platform side)
|Train departs Paris||7:49||8:19||12:49|
|Train arrives FBL-Avon||8:27||8:58||13:27|
|Bus leaves FBL-Avon station||8:31||9:02||13:28|
|Monday - Friday||Fridays only|
|Shuttle leaves INSEAD|
|13.00 - 14.30 - 15.30 - 16.00 - 17.00 - 17.30 - 18.30|
|Train departs FBL-Avon|
- By Taxi
- 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 library and the Plessis Mornay building) - Open 24/7
- Car park under Residence 2 - 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’s hotels: La Résidence Ermitage and La Résidence Clos St Merry
INSEAD has two hotels situated on campus for short term stays. These are available to participants of short programmes, conferences or seminars.
The recently renovated Residence Ermitage hotel is situated in a quiet corner of the main campus grounds and offers guests a very pleasant stay. The Residence Clos St Merry hotel is only a few minutes walk from campus. Guests at both hotels benefit from the campus amenities: free car parking, bike rental , fitness centre and squash court; Freddy’s Bar and Dining Corner and unlimited access to Doriot Library and the INSEAD wifi network. The INSEAD Residences team look forward to welcoming you on campus soon.
For further information:
Tel : +33 1 60 72 93 85/86/87
Fax: +33 1 60 72 93 84
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 Fontainebleau hotels.
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.
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.
CityJunction provides an online rental service for those future INSEAD students unable to come to Fontainebleau area to look for their housing themselves before the start of their school year. You give us a description of what you are looking for in your ideal property and we will do our best to match this, giving you an unbiased and true representation of the property.
The Georges and Edna Doriot Library contains over 50,000 books and eBooks covering all aspects of business and related social sciences. It also gives access to dozens of online databases and several thousand electronic journals from the world’s main business information providers.
The extensive catalogue and online resources are accessible on both campuses, as well as off campus to all registered users.
The entire library building is equipped with WiFi internet and intranet connections.
Computers, printers and scanning/copying facilities are available on every floor. A room for quiet study is also available.
The Library is accessible 24/7 to registered users, and books can be checked out at any time using the self-check-out machine.
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
Keep in shape at INSEAD's Fitness Centre!
Take your pick from squash court, machine work-out room, group fitness classes, personal programmes, sauna and hammam amongst other offerings.
Group fitness classes include yoga, zumba, cardio-step, body-sculpt and stretching.
The Fitness Centre is open from 6.30 am to 10 pm
If you have any questions or queries, we are here to help you.