Oak alley at Fontainebleau State Park, Mandeville, LA
Located in Fontainbleau State Park off state highway 190 near Mandeville. This alley is comprised of approximately 28 to 30 oaks planted around 1850 when Bernard de Marigny de Mandeville built his plantation and sugar mill on this site. For additional information about the park:
62883 Hwy. 1089, Mandeville, LA 70448
985-624-4443 or 888-677-3668 toll free
For reservations, call 1-877-CAMP-N-LA (877-226-7652) toll free.
Photographing the alley at Fontainebleau
Fountainebleau Oak #1
Located in Fontainbleau State Park off state highway 190 near Mandeville. The state park was once the site of a sugarcane plantation and sugar mill owned by Bernard de Marigny de Mandeville. This old leaning oak is approximately 24’ in circumference and grows alongside an alley of oaks that runs from the ruins of the old sugar mill to the bank of Lake Pontchartrain. The wealthy Marginy named his sugar plantation “Fontainebleau” after a beautiful forest near Paris, France. He also owned a plantation downriver from the French Quarter, that became the Faubourg Marigny. In early 2011 when I last photographed this oak, it was home to a newly born pair of great horned owls.