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Forêt de Fontainebleau

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Forest
Location type: Forest
Number of texts: 3
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Made by DromosReference
Made by Dromos

The forest of Fontainebleau is a mixed deciduous forest (mainly oak and scots pine) lying sixty kilometres southeast of Paris. It covers a vast area of 280 km². The Fontainebleau forest is famous for its large boulders and the strangely shaped rocks by erosion.

Linked themes: Nature, Geology

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Made by Dromos | Reference Pierre Auguste Renoir
Made by Dromos

The forêt de Fontainebleau has been used by many painters as a scene. A famous is “Un jeun homme dans la forêt de Fontainebleau” by Auguste Renoir.

Linked themes: Art

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Made by Dromos | Reference Giovanni Boldini
Made by Dromos

The prologue in the Italian version of Verdi’s opera, “Don Carlos”, is set in the forest of Fontainebleau.

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