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Civic heraldry of France - Armorial de France/La France héraldique

Département : Seine-et-Marne

Armoiries de Fontainebleau

Official blazon

Coupé: au 1er d'or à l'aigle impériale de sable; au 2e d'argent à la salamandre sur sa patience de gueules; à la fasce d'azur chargée d'une jumelle ondée d'argent brochant sur le coupé; au franc canton d'azur à la lettre capitale N d'or surmontée d'une étoile rayonnante du même.


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.

Blason de Fontainebleau

The arms in the Café Sanka album +/- 1932
Blason de Fontainebleau

The arms on a tobacco card by Laurens

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

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