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The Imperial heritage

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.

“Ville Impériale” Tours for Groups

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.

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Architectural Heritage: First and Second Empire

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…