Location pre-spotted by Film France network
78256
updated: 10/28/2016
Chateau of Fontainebleau - The Cour Ovale
77300 Fontainebleau
France
Contact the commission

Ile-de-France Film Commission

| +33 (0)1 75 62 58 07

78256
Chateau of Fontainebleau - The Cour Ovale
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: The Cour Ovale
Credits: Commission du film d'Ile-de-France
Caption: The Cour Ovale
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
The central point from which all the buildings fanned outwards from the keep, the Cour Ovale more or less marks the position of the original Château de Fontainebleau (aside from a tidy-up of the layout at the end of the Renaissance). Lined with 16th and 17th century facades, it opens to the south through the former fortified entrance (the Porte Dorée), and since Henry IV’s time opens to the east onto the Cour des Offices (Baptistry entrance).

All of the castle is classified in the UNESCO world heritage.
Construction period
XIIth Century
Dominant style
First Empire,
Renaissance
Remarkable architectural elements
Column,
Yard