A Forest dedicated to the Kings’ recreation

Une forêt aménagée pour les plaisirs récréatifs du roi
  • Meeting point : At the foot of the Castle’s stairway
  • 2.30-4 PM (tbc)
  • By M. Gérard Tendron, President of the Association of Friends of the Château de Fontainebleau, Permanent Secretary of the French Academy of Agriculture
  • English translation by : Marie Mangeot (Association of Friends of the Château de Fontainebleau)

Guided tour of the Castle from the point of view of hunting activities

Context/ Background : Hunting with hounds is a type of hunting which was exercised with constanceand with a particular pompin Fontainebleau, as it was a royalforest, designed to set magnificent framework and hence testify the magnificence of the French sovereigns. This tradition, which paradoxically led to the first protection measures of natural landscapes in the world) is visiblethrough decorations of several rooms of the castle.

Guided tour : The visit of the "Galerie des Cerfs" and "the Hunting Apartment" of the castle of Fontainebleau will allow you to measure how much this entire royal domain constitutes a landscape highly representative of the sacred union between hunting and forest. An on-goingtradition “par excellence”, this hunting activity contributes today to maintaining the balance of the cultural landscape of the Fontainebleau domain.