Festival of History and Art

The Ministry of Culture, the Château de Fontainebleau and the Institut national d’histoire de l’art (INHA) have joined forces, with the support of the Ministry of Higher Education and Research, to offer a fun, scientific festival on art history every year since 2011.

For three days, visitors have free access, with no need to book, to lectures, debates, concerts, exhibitions, screenings, readings and meetings in the castle and at several sites around the town of Fontainebleau.

The Festival is for everyone – curious people, families, students, teachers, academics, curators, representatives of the various professions in the art world – who practises, loves or wishes to learn more about this fascinating subject.

Each year, a theme, as well as a guest country, is showcased.

The Festival is also an opportunity for pedagogical proposals for the teaching of art history at school, through a Spring University and educational workshops proposed and supported by the Ministry of National Education.

The 10th edition of the Festival has been postponed until 4, 5, and 6 June 2021.

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Opening hours

The chateau

The chateau is open every day except Tuesday, January 1st, May 1st and December 25th.
From October to March: 9:30 am to 5:00 pm (last access at 4:15 pm).
From April to September: 9.30 am to 6 pm (last access at 5.15 pm).

Following the recent government announcements, a valid health pass is necessary to enter the chateau for all visitors 12 years old and older. The gardens and courtyards are accessible without green pass or valid health pass. Visitors 11 years old and older must wear a mask. The Chateau of Fontainebleau looks forward to welcoming you for your visit while respecting the health measures put into place (except the Chinese Museum, closed until further notice).

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