Located at 70km south of Paris, the castle of Fontainebleau is in the middle of one of the largest forest in France where kings were hunting.
This castle has a long history since it was first built during the XII century.
The actual building was made after the return of king Francis Ist from a two years captivity in Spain in the 1530’s.
The Italian frescos decorating the gallery Francis Ist were known all over Europe.
French kings were storing their art collections, which can now be seen inside the Louvre museum.
Residence of all the French royal dynasties, Fontainebleau was also one of the favourite castle of the Bonaparte family.
Napoleon I and his nephew Napoleon III refurnished the castle and saved it from destructions.
After a drive of about 1h15, Curiozytour will give you a guided tour of the castle. Then you have some free time to walk in the gardens of it.
Before or after (depending on the weather and on my feeling) I will show you the village of Barbizon, where an art school was created in the first half of the XIXth century.