Forever associated with the emperors Napoleon I and Napoleon III, Fontainebleau occupies a crucial place in the history of France.
DISCOVERING THE HERITAGE OF THE “IMPERIAL CITIES”
> Suggested tours and visits on the theme of the imperial period of French history marked by Napoleon I and Napoleon III.
DISCOVERING THE IMPERIAL PARKS AND GARDENS
> A guided tour of the château’s gardens, a drive in a horse-drawn carriage through the French-style formal gardens and park, and a coach drive with commentary through the forest of Fontainebleau.
Optional: lunch in a restaurant in the town centre / visit to the Military Riding School.
THE IMPERIAL THEATRE OF THE CHÂTEAU OF…
A historical gem has now reopened. The recently restored Imperial theatre, also called the Napoleon III or Cheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan Theatre, is now open to the public. You can discover it as part of the "Second Empire" guided tour. Every day except Tuesdays.
With its palace and other historical places in the town and forest, Fontainebleau is a must for history fans. It is a designated Ville Impériale with historic architecture, château, squares, sumptuous Italian-style theatre and the parish church of Saint-Louis, built between 1611 and 1614 by Claude Martin and extensively altered under the Second Empire. At the heart of the forest of Fontainebleau, the Hippodrome de la Solle, inaugurated by…
Twelve towns bearing the Ville Impériale trademark