The Ministry of Justice holds regular guided tours of the National Museum of prisons in a special Tour de Musée National des Prisons. The highlight of the tour is the old jail of Fountainbleau. Various other artifacts and documents of that era will be displayed for your benefit. For further inquiries, please check the website. Tours are only available by appointment.
- Venue Description:
The National Museum of Prisons traces the history of French prisons from the present day to the 17th century. Located in the former Fontainebleau gaol, the displays are fascinating and include doors and furniture, forbidden objects, and handwritten letters by famously incarcerated historical figures such as the Marquis de Sade. For information on guided tours and visiting hours, call ahead.