The Cour d’Honneur

The château’s main courtyard since the 17th century, the Cour d’Honneur, also known as the Cour des Adieux, previously served as a farmyard. Its current layout dates from Napoleon I’s time, and replaced the Ferrara Wing with what is now the Grille d’Honneur entrance. Made famous by the addition of the Escalier en Fer-à-Cheval, the horseshoe-shaped staircase built by Jean-Androuet du Cerceau in 1632-1634, it was the site of Napoleon’s historic farewell speech to his Old Guard on 20 April 1814.

Area : 1.8 hectares

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