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«La vraie demeure des rois, la maison des siècles » Napoléon 1er – Fontainebleau through his eyes

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Let us introduce you to the famous Palace of Fontainebleau (Château de Fontainebleau): 

We must know that the Palace of Fontainebleau (Château de Fontainebleau) is known as the “microcosm of French history” and is included in the World Heritage List. The reason is that the Palace of Fontainebleau has witnessed the lives of French kings, queens and even emperors.  

The architectural style and interior decoration have left an indelible mark and personal characteristics. It was expanded and built into an important palace in the French Renaissance period. Later, many famous architects and artists participated in the reconstruction, which left the mark of the style of various periods. 

 You can visit and buy tickets on the official website of the Palace of Fontainebleau or learn more about their facilities at: 

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A fun fact about Château de Fontainebleau: 


The last room to be designed became a Chinese Museum 

One of the final additions of the palace was the decoration of space on the ground floor of the “Gros Pavilion,” the enormous structure built by King Louis XV during the 18th century. 

The room was decorated by Empress Eugenie in 1867 and was originally intended to house her personal collection of Chinese art. These included gifts from the King of Siam in 1861 and objects stolen during the looting of the Old Summer Palace near Beijing in 1860. 

Today, the Chinese Museum is a section of the Château de Fontainebleau and is considered to be one of the oldest museums dedicated to Asian art in the world. 


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