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
During the programme you are about to follow, we endeavour to provide you with an enriching and stimulating management experience which will be special and enjoyable. Our team of customer service staff and programme coordinators will be available to help and assist you throughout your stay at INSEAD. Our on-campus facilities include more than 20 amphitheatres and conference rooms and 130 special group work areas, with individual workstations and extensive library resources which can be accessed from anywhere on campus.
From Paris by train
Trains from Paris Gare de Lyon to the Fontainebleau/Avon train station depart every 30 minutes. Journey time is approximately 45 minutes. Consult the timetables on the SNCF website (refer to the Reseau Paris-Lyon - Ligne R).
At Gare de Lyon, go to the ‘Ile de France’ ticket desk (NOT 'Grandes Lignes') to buy your ticket to Fontainebleau/Avon station. The final destination of your train may be any one of the following; Montereau, Montargis, Sens or Laroche-Migennes. This will be displayed on the Departures board.
Trains leave from any one of two sets of platforms - yellow 'numbered' platforms (5-23) at one end of the station and blue 'lettered' (A-N) platforms at the other (all about the Gare de Lyon). The closed circuit TV screen at the head of the platform announces all the stops. Make sure that your train stops in Fontainebleau.
From Fontainebleau-Avon train station
- By Taxi
We strongly encourage you to book a taxi in advance, there are rarely taxis waiting at the train station. Please refer to your Practical information email to find the contact details of the taxi company allocated to your programme.
- 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
From Charles de Gaulle Airport
North of Paris and approximately 100km (1h30) from Fontainebleau
- By Taxi
INSEAD participants benefit from a fixed fare with the suggested taxi company. To obtain a quote for your journey to INSEAD, please contact the taxi company directly. Refer to your Practical information email to find the contact details of the taxi company allocated to your programme.
- By Coach+Train
Take the coach from Charles de Gaulle Airport to the Gare de Lyon. Or take the RER Line B (Metro-Train) to the Gare du Nord, change to RER line D to the Gare de Lyon. For directions from the Gare de Lyon to Fontainebleau please see 'From Paris' above.
From Orly Airport
South of Paris and approximately 45 km (1h) from Fontainebleau
- By Taxi
INSEAD participants benefit from a fixed fare with the suggested taxi company. To obtain a quote for your journey to INSEAD, please contact the taxi company directly. Refer to your Practical information email to find the contact details of the taxi company allocated to your programme. Both airports have a train and coach service to the centre of Paris.
More details on the Parisian airports website.
There are 620 car-parking places available for participants, staff and visitors at INSEAD.
- Outdoor car-parks open permanently at different locations on campus.
- Underground car park is under badge access (you will receive your badge upon check-in).
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.
Our on-campus shop is open from 08:00 to 19:00 Monday to Thursday and from 08:00 to 18:00 on Friday. Saturdays from 09:00 to 13:00.
We also have an extensive mail-order business, and ship everywhere across the globe.
INSEAD Fitness 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 (badge access).
Breakfast is provided in your hotel and lunch is at INSEAD. The main bar provides sandwiches, snacks and drinks and is open from 07:45 to 23:30. The restaurant is self-service at lunchtime serving a wide selection of cuisine from around the world. For your evening meal, Fontainebleau and its surrounding villages have restaurants of many styles and price ranges, from simple café meals at around €15 to excellent haute cuisine up to €100 per person including wine. Service charges are included, although you may wish to leave some small change as a personal gesture. If you have any special dietary requirements, please inform your Programme Coordinator.
For identification purposes, you will need to wear your badge while on campus. Badges are colour coded according to your programme and are your method of payment in the restaurant. This is a very busy campus and we do therefore advise you to not leave any valuables lying around in the amphitheatres, meeting rooms or elsewhere on the campus.
There is an informal atmosphere at INSEAD and the dress code is usually casual from the start of the programme. Most participants wear business attire for the closing dinner, but this is entirely a matter of personal choice.
Although your hotel does not have currency exchange facilities, there is a cash dispenser on campus. Virtually all shops and restaurants accept Visa and MasterCard.
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.