Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Fontainebleau Eager to Attract Film Shoots

Did you know the films "Cyrano de Bergerac" (1990),

"The Man in the Iron Mask" (1998)

and "Vatel" (2000)

were all filmed at the château de Fontainebleau? The palace also served as the setting for the music videos "Love of My Life" by Anna Calvi and "Born to Die" by Lana Del Rey. Variety magazine interviews the president of the château de Fontainebleau, Jean-François Hébert, who is eager to attract additional projects to the palace.

Should I tell him I have just the story? ;)


Elizabeth Mueller said...

I, too, am writing a book based at Fontainebleau. So many hours of research, yet, I can't seem to find any photos of the prisons (in the 17 century) or secret passageways, doors, and rooms. Talk about frustrations. :P

Julianne Douglas said...

If you read French, there is a book called "Guide de Fontainebleau mystérieux" by René Alleau (Tchou, 1967) that discusses oddities and odd events that happened at the palace. I don't have a copy myself…consulted it a while back…not sure what it contained about the seventeenth century, but it might be worth trying to find a copy through interlibrary loan! Good luck with your writing.