A tour of Fontainebleau shows you the unforgettable beauty of royal architecture. The history of Fontainebleau Castle began in the 12th century at the times of Louis XII, for whom it became a favorite residence.
Gradually, the kings of France replaced each other, and there were many restorations in the castle. However, historical prints are still preserved there: for example, you can visit the famous gallery named after the monarch, where the original decoration has been preserved, there are creative wood ornaments and frescoes of amazing beauty.
Our guide will show you Fontainebleau and tell you about the "rival of the castle», - the estate of Vaux-le-Vicomte, which is often called the castle that inspired Versailles. It is noteworthy that this part of the castle was not originally intended for crowned persons - the minister of finance lived here.
In Fontainebleau, agreements on alliances and wars were signed, a treaty with Spain about the division of Portugal was signed here, monarchies were born here. Its walls remember as Napoleon said goodbye to the faithful soldiers of the old guard and abdicated in favor of the heir. This is the birthplace of the Council of Europe, after the meeting of the heads of six European states.
Book an excursion to Fontainebleau and learn many interesting facts from the history of France.