Historical reconstitution

Napoleon I and Marie-Louise in Fontainebleau

Acteurs costumés en Napoléon Ier et soldats du Premier Empire
© Château de Fontainebleau
On 16th to 17th October, the Château de Fontainebleau will open its doors to historical reenactment professionals who will be bringing the Napoleonic epic to life at the Château.

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A journey back in time

Every year, for a weekend, the Château opens its doors to historical reenactment professionals. Selected for the occasion, the passionate professionals wear very high quality costumes designed in accordance with historical designs to embody a variety of historical characters.

The historical reenactment weekend aims at offering a journey back in time. You will be able to experience the palace and its gardens just as the imperial couple - Marie-Louise and Napoleon I - and their courtiers knew them during their stays at the Château de Fontainebleau.

For a weekend, the Château will open its doors to historical reenactment professionals. In October, Napoleon I, Marie-Louise and their court will make the trip to Fontainebleau: scenes from the life of the imperial couple, theatrical interludes, daily life of the soldiers, hunting trips... The actors will be reenacting events and scenes of entertainment of the time inside the palace and in a bivouac set up in the English garden. A total of 300 "reenactors" will be invited to retrace the historical fresco of the Empire.

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