Catalogue Fontainebleau, the invention of a tourism 1820-1939

This is the French edition of the exhibition catalogue for Fontainebleau, the invention of tourism 1820-1939 which took place at the musée du Château de Fontainebleau in 2007. The exhibition is devoted to the beginnings and the development of tourism in Fontainebleau. Indeed, tourism in Fontainebleau appeared in the early 19th century (the railway resort arrived at Fontainebleau as soon as 1849, which enabled Parisians to go for walks in the forest. The first artistic reserve, ancestor of our nature reserves, benefited 1,097 ha and was created in 1861) and provided straightaway a very diversified and astonishingly modern offer, thanks to its various cultural, natural, and even sportive elements (the castle, the forest…) The exhibition is in line with the centenary of the Friends of the Fontainebleau Forest Society, whereas the Musée d’Orsay presents an exhibition about the Fontainebleau forest and its artists. This manifestation develops three themes: -The establishment and

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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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