Curiosities at Fontainebleau!!!

And I will settle in to tell you some fables of a wonderful property that know very well and is very sentimental for us. Of course, as usual, I have written before on several parts of it but feel needs more and have more. The equisential property of the kings and emperors of France surely deserve it.

Let me tell you a bit more on the wonderful beautiful and architecturally stunning Château de Fontainebleau, where else! in France, better for me Seine et Marne dept 77 of the ïle de France region. Allow me to tell you a bit more on the curiosities of the Castle seldom seeing by visitors.

The Cour des Mathurins is a wonderful courtyard where many events are held including the hunting chase of Fontainebleau. It is marvelous to walk in it !! It is located to the north of the castle building, and has served as a service court since the 16C. Its name comes from the first inhabitants of the place, the Trinitarian religious, also called Mathurins. It is now fitted out as an administrative parking lot. Also, the entrance for persons with mobility impairing to the castle. A nice way to go in indeed folks. Note, this is the spot where the St Hubert hunters rallye is done and wonderful carriages , horses, and hunting dogs go out into the Forest of Fontainebleau!!


These are open for the public but can be reserved for events or private affairs. Lucky to have seen them and photos to show it.

Former rooms and anterooms of kings, the Salons Saint-Louis halls are transformed, for an evening, into reception lounges to host dinners and cocktails, in the heart of the castle, in the ancient medieval keep. Access is via the Cour des Mathurins, entrance located at rue Denecourt, opposite the municipal theater ( see this post).

And if  you are into events , maybe think of privatising these rooms, info in French here: Castle of Fontainebleau on private rooms Saint Louis



Some additional webpages as usual from me to help you plan your trip here and it is a must are

Castle of Fontainebleau practical information

Tourist office of Fontainebleau on the castle history

And there you go folks, an absolute must to visit while coming to France and a must for all lovers of France on its history. I am a proud Friends of the Castle for many years!  Friends of the Castle of FontainebleauFriends of the Castle of Fontainebleau

Hope you have enjoy the post and I thank you for reading me. And remember, happy travels, good health, and many cheers to all!!!



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