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Unlike at busy Château de Versailles, the lack of crowds at Chateau de Fontainebleau means you're free to enjoy this palace almost as its inhabitants did in centuries past. This was the preferred residence of French kings and emperors for seven centuries. François I made the palace his permanent residence in 1527--breathing new life into the ruins with origins dating back to 1137. A succession of kings worked to further rehabilitate the castle, which is where Marie de Medici delivered her baby, who later became King Louis XIII. See where Napoléon I addressed his subjects after the French Revolution as you step into the Emperor's Throne Room. Italian artists Rosso and Primatice decorated the interior with frescoes, which you can still view today. Before you head to Fontainebleau, plan trip itinerary details with our user-friendly Fontainebleau trip itinerary planning website , to make sure you see all that Fontainebleau has to offer, including Chateau de Fontainebleau.
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Parc magnifique , visite du château très intéressante, notamment la partie napoléonienne . A recommander . more »Beautiful park, visit the castle very interesting, especially the Napoleonic part. Recommend it.
La cosa più bella è il parco all'inglese, bellissimo e ben tenuto, nel quale ci sono grandi prati su cui rilassarsi dopo la visita. Merita comunque ovviamente anche la reggia, forse meno sontuosa di V... more »The most beautiful thing is the English park, beautiful and well maintained, in which there are large lawns on which to relax after the visit. It is, of course, also worth the palace, perhaps less sumptuous than Versailles but equally (and in my opinion more) beautiful. Exciting the case containing Napoleon's hat and other garments, which here spent important moments of his life. Being far enough away from Paris is also less cloged with tourists so the visit is more pleasant. Recommended!
Very cool chateau !it's a really cool place to walk around in imagine all of the history that has taken place here at this location throughout the centuries. I would love to be able to go back in time and watch events that have taking place here. When I was here it was very cold and rainy but still very beautiful. There was actually snow on the ground as well.
Beautiful place, with beautiful grounds... you could walk around here for half a day if you wanted.. its peaceful and beautiful with an amazing chateau. Well worth a trip
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