What does Fontainebleau translate to in English?
Fountain by the Mountain
During the French Revolution, Fontainebleau was temporarily renamed Fontaine-la-Montagne, meaning “Fountain by the Mountain”.
How do I get to Fontainebleau from Paris by train?
If you want to get to Fontainebleau from Paris by public transport, take a Transilien train from Gare de Lyon heading towards Migennes, Montargis or Montereau. You want to get off at Fontainebleau-Avon (normally the first, second or third stop), and the journey should take around 40 minutes.
Where is the Chateau de Fontainebleau?
Just south of Paris lies the gorgeous commune of Fontainebleau, France. This town is renowned for its historical importance as it is home to one particularly important attraction: the Château de Fontainebleau. This site is one of the grandest castles in all of France and draws flocks of visitors every year.
Who lived in Chateau Fontainebleau?
The residence of 34 kings and two emperors, Fontainebleau is the only château that was lived in by every French monarch for almost eight centuries. With 1500 rooms, it is one of the biggest châteaux in France, and the most furnished in Europe.
Where is the city of Fontainebleau located in France?
Fontainebleau (/ˈfɒntɪnˌbloʊ/; French pronunciation: [fɔ̃tɛnblo]) is a commune in the metropolitan area of Paris, France. It is located 55.5 kilometres (34.5 mi) south-southeast of the centre of Paris. Fontainebleau is a sub-prefecture of the Seine-et-Marne department, and it is the seat of the arrondissement of Fontainebleau.
What was the purpose of the Chateau de Fontainebleau?
The Royal Château de Fontainebleau is a large palace where the kings of France took their ease. It is also the site where the French royal court, from 1528 onwards, entertained the body of new ideas that became known as the Renaissance.
When is last day to go to Chateau de Fontainebleau?
The castle is open every day except Tuesday, January 1st, May 1st and December 25th. From October to March: 9:30 am to 5:00 pm (last access at 4:15 pm). From April to September: 9.30 am to 6 pm (last access at 5.15 pm). Wearing a mask is compulsory from the age of 11.
What do you call people who live in Fontainebleau?
It is also the home of INSEAD, one of the world’s most elite business schools. Inhabitants of Fontainebleau are sometimes called Bellifontains .