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updated: 10/28/2016
Chateau of Fontainebleau - The Cour d’Honneur
77300 Fontainebleau
France
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Ile-de-France Film Commission

| +33 (0)1 75 62 58 07

78258
Chateau of Fontainebleau - The Cour d’Honneur
77300 Fontainebleau
France
Contact the commission

Ile-de-France Film Commission

| +33 (0)1 75 62 58 07

Credits: Commission du film d'Ile-de-France
Caption: Cour d'Honneur
Credits: Commission du film d'Ile-de-France
Caption: Cour d'Honneur
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Location type
Categories
Castle
YARD
Cultural buidling
Cultural edifice
Monument
Cultural establishment
Environment
City,
Forest,
Park or garden
General presentation
Location Condition Type
Well maintained
Location History
This courtyard is closed on three sides and looks out over the town to the west following the destruction of the fourth wing and installation of an ironwork gate in 1809-1810. It was named the Cour d’Honneur (main courtyard) in the 18th century, having previously been known as the Cour du Cheval Blanc (white horse courtyard) after a sculpture of a horse was installed there in the 16th century. It is also referred to as the Cour des Adieux in memory of Napoleon I’s farewell speech given to the Old Guard there before his departure to Elba on 20 April 1814.

The staircase horseshoe:
Directed in 1550 by Philibert Delorme (under François 1st) and renovated by Jean Androuet Hoop (Louis XIII). During the Renaissance, and even in the classical age, the access to the sovereign apartment required the presence of a large external staircase to accommodate processions.

All of the castle is classified in the UNESCO world heritage.
Construction period
XVth Century
Dominant style
First Empire,
Renaissance
Remarkable architectural elements
Stairs,
Terrace (architecture)