Cold weapons

épée du Premier Empire
© Ville de Fontainebleau
From 16th to 27th October 2021, discover the exhibition on "Cold weapons", a royal charity workshop.

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This exhibition pays tribute to Louis Prost, a collector of antique weapons that he bequeathed to the Town of Fontainebleau in 1973. A master of arms like his father, who was raised in Fontainebleau, Louis Prost inherited the private collection, unique in France. He kept his passion alive, carefully preserving and completing his extraordinary collection of more than two thousand pieces, most of which date back to the First and Second Empires and the Restoration. All his life he was a "man of weapons" and this exhibition pays tribute to him. Beyond the military function, this exhibition will have you discover the artistic spirit behind it.

More information:

  • Salle de l'Atelier de la Charité Royale at the Fontainebleau municipal media library.