Fontainebleau

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FONTAINEBLEAU

Département : Seine-et-Marne

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Origin/meaning

The symbolic is clear from French history: the salamander was Francois I's badge, he built the castle. It was one of Napoleon's favorite residences, whence the canton with the letter N (reserved for 2nd class Imperial cities) and the eagle. The river on the fess alludes to the name of the town, which means beautiful spring.

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The arms in the Café Sanka album +/- 1932
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The arms on a tobacco card by Laurens


Literature: Lartrigue, J.J. Armorial Général des communes de France, Paris, 1995 and Francois R. Velde