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The French name of these places "Fontaine-Belle-Eau" (a wonderful source) in due course has turned in Fontainebleau. According another version during royal hunting a dog on nickname Bleau found a source which was named in its honour.
Lui VII built there a hunting lodge in 1137 because of the presence there a pure potable water.
In 1169 Thomas Bekket - the archbishop Centerbery arrived there to consecrate a chapel. Phillip II celebrated returning from the Third Crusade in Fontenblo.
In 1717 Peter the Great stayed in a palace.

The significant part of the palace in its present veiw was constructed by Le Breton, Serlio and Delorme at Francisk I. Medieval constructions were demolished.
Two groups of buildings connected by the gallery appeared at this time.A lot of gifted artists under direction of Italian masters Rosso and Primaticho decorated the palace in antique style.
You can watch my 2 min 04 sec Video Fontainebleau Palace
and 3 min 12 sec Video Fontainebleau Park out of my Youtube channel.

  • Last visit to Fontainebleau: Aug 1995
  • Intro Updated Mar 18, 2012
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  • balhannah's Profile Photo
    Nov 4, 2013 at 3:24 AM

    I was here this year and really loved this Palace more than I did Versailles. Thanks for the memories!

    • Kuznetsov_Sergey's Profile Photo
      Nov 4, 2013 at 6:28 AM

      Thank you, Dee! I'm glad that you could recollect your trip to Fontainebleau seeing my page about it.

  • jumpingnorman's Profile Photo
    Jul 28, 2009 at 12:45 PM

    Interiors of palaces are so nice...wonderful pics...Norman :)

  • BruceDunning's Profile Photo
    Mar 1, 2009 at 11:58 AM

    I really loved this place 20+ years ago. Your comments bring back the memories of how great this was

  • JLBG's Profile Photo
    Jul 1, 2008 at 12:53 PM

    Amazingly, for the Parisians, Fontainebleau is more often mentionned for its climbing schools than for its castle, haha! It is a major wilderness playground for Parisians!

  • LoriPori's Profile Photo
    Mar 10, 2008 at 5:53 AM

    Lovely page on Fountainebleau. The Palace looks so impressive, esp. the Palace Chapel and interiors.

  • traveldave's Profile Photo
    Jan 3, 2008 at 9:47 AM

    Fontainbleau is an amzing building. It's hard to believe people once lived in such large and lavish palaces.

  • matcrazy1's Profile Photo
    Mar 12, 2007 at 9:49 PM

    Thanks for showing me a place I would like to visit. Nice pictures.

  • deecat's Profile Photo
    Nov 22, 2006 at 10:44 AM

    Ah, another place I would love to see. Thanks for sharing vicariously.

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