The castle of Fontainebleau is located an hour away from Paris. Occupied by the kings of France, as early as the 12th century, it is a unique place, since all the monarchs lived there until Napoleon III. Francois I, then his son, Henri II, are the main architects. With the help of the Italian school, Le Rosso and Le Primatice, they will build a “renaissance” style castle. Fontainebleau is also Napoleon’s “farewell to arms” that took place in the white horse courtyard in 1814.
You may also visit Barbizon, a charming village, located at the edge of the forest of Fontainebleau. Jean-François Millet and Théodore Rousseau chose to live there. With Corot and Daubigny, they are at the origin of the “school of Barbizon”. Today, numerous galleries of paintings attest the artistic activity of this village. Some excellent restaurants will add to the pleasure of the visit.
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The castle of Fontainebleau and Barbizon
The full price is €450.
The entrance fees to the castle are not included.