Ile-de-France Castles: Royal de Fontainebleau - France
Ile-de-France Castles: Royal de Fontainebleau (Les Châteaux d'Île-de-France, 2013)
Director: Jacques Vichet
Directed and written by Jacques Vichet, Ile-deFrance Castles unveils the secrets of two magnificent architecture masterpieces: The chateau of Vaux le Vicomte and the Chantilly Chateau. The masterminds behind the construction of such monuments and the details of their building process are told by experts and connoisseurs, who go in detail to even recount anecdote of the events hosted there.
So much has been written about the Chateau de Fontainebleau and its forest. Ronsard, Malsherbe, Flaubert have celebrated the magnificence of the domain. The Chateau de Fontainebleau is a landmark of France’s history; it has been the king of France’s residence from Francis I (who made it his favorite) to Napoléon II. Several kings have influenced the chateau’s construction and history, becoming a legacy of the different periods of French history since the Middle Ages. Its architecture and interior design and decorations combine Italian art and French tradition. Its monumental size gives it a first class architectural scale and holds one of the greatest collections of ancient French furniture.