Fontainebleau


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Fon·taine·bleau

 (fŏn′tĭn-blō′, fôN-tĕn-blō′)
A town of northern France southeast of Paris. Its chateau (built by Francis I) was long a royal palace and is now the summer residence of the president of France. The revocation of the Edict of Nantes was signed here in 1685.
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Fontainebleau

(ˈfɒntɪnˌbləʊ; French fɔ̃tɛnblo)
n
(Placename) a town in N France, in the Forest of Fontainebleau: famous for its palace (now a museum), one of the largest royal residences in France, built largely by Francis I (16th century). Pop: 16 236 (2006)
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Fon•taine•bleau

(ˈfɒn tɪnˌbloʊ)

n.
a town in N France, SE of Paris: residence of French kings. 19,595.
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Otter and her mother, with a natural instinct for the obvious, went to Pont-Aven; Philip and Lawson made up their minds to go to the forest of Fontainebleau, and Miss Chalice knew of a very good hotel at Moret where there was lots of stuff to paint; it was near Paris, and neither Philip nor Lawson was indifferent to the railway fare.
Moret was in those days an old-fashioned town of one street at the edge of the forest of Fontainebleau, and the Ecu d'Or was a hotel which still had about it the decrepit air of the Ancien Regime.
There were two or three pictures of the forest at Fontainebleau and several of streets in Paris: my first feeling was that they might have been painted by a drunken cabdriver.
Fouquet has not yet given back the thirteen millions, he must have appropriated them to his own purpose; and with those thirteen millions one could incur four times and a little more as much expense, and make four times as great a display, as your majesty was able to do at Fontainebleau, where we only spent three millions altogether, if you remember."
Colbert received back again at Vaux what Fouquet had given him at Fontainebleau, and, as a good financier, returned it with the best possible interest.
"We came from Fontainebleau on foot; we have not a single penny," he said.
Fouquet to allow him a pension, and will go and compose verses at Fontainebleau, upon some Mancini or other, whose eyes the queen will scratch out.
"Does your majesty remember, when playing in the park of Fontainebleau, or in the palace courts at Versailles, ever to have seen the sky grow suddenly dark and heard the sound of thunder?"
"He abdicated at Fontainebleau in 1814, and was sent to the Island of Elba.
Dragon Pulse's victory in the Fontainebleau proves that he gets a mile unlike Noble Hachy, who scored over 6f on Sunday and hails from a very quick family.
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Jeffrey Soffer bought the 1,504-room Fontainebleau hotel in 2005 and the Dubai firm only came on board in 2008.