Fontainebleau State Park

Fontainebleau State Park

Fontainebleau State Park

Address: Located just a short drive from New Orleans by taking a nice drive across the 24 mile long Lake Pontchartrain Causeway Bridge. You can see the Fontainebleau State park to the right when your a mile from the end of the bridge. New Orleans, LA 70123


Fontainebleau State Park is a 2800-acre park is located on the shore of Lake Pontchartrain. The crumbling brick ruins of a sugar mill built in 1829 by Bernard de Marigny de Mandeville, founder of the nearby town of Mandeville, suggest an interesting history for this site, and indeed there is. The wealthy Marigny developed this area across Lake Pontchartrain from New Orleans as a sugar plantation until 1852. The plantation income helped support his lavish healthy lifestyle. He named his large land holding Fontainebleau after the beautiful forest near Paris, a favorite recreation area of the French kings.

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