Fontainebleau

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Heraldry of the World (Armorial du Monde)
Civic heraldry of France - Armorial de France
FONTAINEBLEAU

Département : Seine-et-Marne

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.


The arms in the Café Sanka album +/- 1932

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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