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