Here you'll find testimonials from previous Insead Students and residents at Villa Fonty Housing.
"I can only say positive things about Atélier Fonty and Pascal, the landlord. In my opinion it is the single best value for one's living situation at INSEAD, since you get all the benefits of living and bonding with roommates (only three, so just enough) while still having the privacy to retreat to where you can get away from it all. I was here all year with my wife (except for the P3 exchange to Singapore) so I can say with lots of certainty that the space is very good to live in and feels like a welcoming home.
On foot, you're only 4 minutes from the grocery store, 10 minutes from downtown, and fewer than 10 minutes from campus. Villa Fonty is so close to campus that I frequently came home to have coffee with my wife after lunch and in between classes during the week.
Then there is Pascal, the landlord. Simply put, he's one of the best landlords we've had. He really is very attentive to your needs and will immediately get to work on anything that needs fixing in the house. He's very charming and usually comes over every other week to do some gardening and keep the space looking nice. He is also very accessible and always only a WhatsApp message away!
Please feel free to contact me if you have any further questions. I cannot recommend Villa Fonty enough."
- Jorge Martínez-Blat
INSEAD MBA 19J
”Staying at Villa Fonty has definitively enriched my INSEAD experience. It is a big house located just 5 min walking to Campus. Compared to other big villas, there are only 4-5 housemates at Villa Fonty, enough people to bundle properly and to get to know very well. Not only the rooms are spacious, but also the common spaces; the dinning room can host several people comfortably. One of my best memories at Villa Fonty was our endless dinners at the garden.
Pascal, the landlord, is very attentive and always doing his best to provide an excellent accommodation for us.
I totally recommend to chose Villa Fonty for your INSEAD experience. Please feel free to contact me for further reference.”
José Miguel (19J)
"I stayed at Villa Fonty for 6 months and would definitely recommend it. Pascal is very helpful when needed. The house is very close to INSEAD (5 min walking distance) and to the Center (10 mins walking) with grocery stores close by.
The house has all the amenities required, no need to bring anything with you.
"Private top floor flat in character house, central, with garden. There is an office room which was a nice surprise. My house mates were also Insead exec MBA students, which is great. Pascal is a warm and friendly host, he really takes care of his guests. I will come back if I get the chance."
"Pascal was very welcoming; he showed us around and made us feel at home. He was a wonderful host and we appreciated his insight about the town and the attractions. He helped us a lot and was a true host!"
"A perfect stay at a lovely house with the perfect host! Pascal welcomed me with a small meal, and took his time to tell me the story of Fontainebleau. I stayed in the studio, and was pleased to find the kitchen entirely equipped and the bathroom in perfect order. Sitting in the beautiful courtyard for meals I enjoyed the quietness and the atmosphere of this beautiful house. Bakery and grocery store only a five minute walk, the castle equally close - perhaps ten minutes - Fontainebleau on the whole a charming and interesting town. I can recommend a stay at Rue Bouquet to anyone."
"We are attending a wedding in Fontainebleau and Pascal has been very accommodating with our arrival and departure schedule. He met with us when we arrived and provided us with an iron and ironing board for our dresses and suit so that we can attend the wedding in crisp outfit! Communication with him has been great. The apartment is exactly as shown. Location is steps away from the castle. The garden inside provided with cool breeze in the hot summer days. Definitely recommended."