Fontainebleau Off The Beaten Path

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    Municipal theater

    by Nemorino Updated Oct 23, 2015

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    The city of Fontainebleau has a municipal theater which is described on the city’s website as a “symbol of the cultural identity of Fontainebleau.”

    The theater was built starting in 1905 in a “Louis XIII style that combines brick and stone,” and was inaugurated in 1912.

    It is not a part of the Château, but is located just across the street from one of the side entrances.

    The theater is in very good repair, having been thoroughly renovated in recent years. The last step in the renovation was the restoration of the “Theatre Festival Hall”, which was completed in summer 2012.

    Visiting theater companies present a wide range of programming in drama, comedy, music, dance, operettas and theater for children.

    Second photo: The lobby of the theater.

    Third and fourth photos: The façade.

    Fifth photo: In the summer of 2014, the theater was advertising two free concerts, each to be presented twice, by the Guildhall School of Music and Drama of London. The overall title was “The Voices of Summer”. The individual concerts were called “Love of Summer” with music by Berlioz, Strauss, Puccini and Debussy, and “The Mark of Genius” with music by Mozart and his contemporaries.

    Address: 9 rue Dénecourt, 77300 Fontainebleau
    Directions: Corner of rue de Richelieu
    Aerial view and photo on monumentum.fr
    Phone: 01 64 22 26 91
    Website: http://www.fontainebleau.fr/?theatre-municipal,69

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    Place Napoléon Bonaparte

    by Nemorino Updated Jan 27, 2015

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    This square in the center of Fontainebleau is named after Napoléon I, who chose the Château of Fontainebleau as an Imperial Residence (one of several) during the First Empire (1804-1814).

    Napoleon was in Fontainebleau in 1814 when he was deposed, for the first time, and sent into exile on the island of Elba under the terms of the Treaty of Fontainebleau.

    It was in Fontainebleau that Napoleon gave an emotional farewell speech to his troops, before leaving for Elba. He later returned to France for 100 days, before suffering his final defeat at the battle of Waterloo, Belgium, in 1815.

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    Place Franklin Roosevelt

    by Nemorino Updated Jan 27, 2015

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    Like many other French cities, Fontainebleau has a square named after the American president Franklin Delano Roosevelt (1882–1945).

    This is where the Fontainebleau city hall is located, also the post office and the bus stop where you can catch the bus back to the train station Fontainebleau-Avon.

    Starting in 1953, Fontainebleau was the headquarters of the Allied Forces Central Europe (AFCENT) under the command of the American general Dwight D. Eisenhower. This NATO (North Atlantic Treaty Organization) command headquarters remained in Fontainebleau, in various forms, until France withdrew from NATO’s centralized military structure in 1967.

    Second photo: Flowers at Place Franklin Roosevelt.

    Third photo: Cycling on the Grande Rue at Place Franklin Roosevelt.

    Fourth photo: The post office building still has its original name “Postes et Télégraphes” chiseled in stone above the front door, but now the official name is just “La Poste”.

    Website: http://www.tswarteschaap.nl/newcomersguide/brunssum/files/assets/basic-html/page10.html


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    Cruising? Pleasure Boat Port : Fontainebleau

    by pedroswift Updated Nov 10, 2012

    Port du pays de Fontainebleau on the Seine River just 4,8 kms from the chateau.
    More info in Travelogue on Avon page.

    Link to intro page: http://members.virtualtourist.com/m/ae2c2/2187e/

    Flotilla in the mist - R. Seine
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    Channel

    by Kuznetsov_Sergey Updated Jan 26, 2012

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    There is a beautiful park with the channel, English gardens and the Grotto of a pine grove in vicinities of the palace.

    You can watch my 3 min 12 sec Video Fontainebleau Park out of my Youtube channel.

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    Barbizon

    by roamer61 Written Jun 5, 2007

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    Not far from Fontainebleau is the small artist town of Barbizon. It was here where during the period from 1830-1870 that such artists as Francois Millet, Jean-Baptiste-Camille Corot and other lived and worked. There are numerous artists studios and shops. Several homes of famous artists are open as museums. Some tours to Fontainebleau include a stop here.

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    Museum of Napoleon era

    by Cheff Updated Jan 20, 2005

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    For those passionate about Napoleon history (especially military) a visit to the Musee Napoleonien would be of great interest. It is relatively small but well selected collection of uniforms, weapons and documents of Napoleon times. The museum is located on rue Saint-Honore, about 10 min walk from the chateau. It definitely worths a visit!

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    Fountain

    by Kuznetsov_Sergey Written Mar 21, 2006

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    We liked this beautiful fountain because we called it "Dogs who are doing their small needs" - as "Maneken pees" in Brussels.

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