“The true home of kings, the house of ages”
(Napoleon in Saint Helena, August 1816)
With over 1500 rooms at the heart of 130 acres of parkland and gardens, Fontainebleau is the only royal and imperial château to have been continuously inhabited for seven centuries. A visit to Fontainebleau opens up an unparalleled view of French history, art history and architecture.

Restoration of the Imperial Theatre

Napoleon III’s Theatre opens its doors!
The restoration of the Imperial Theatre is now complete! It is now accessible to the public by way of the “Second Empire” guided tour.

Napoleon Ier and Fontainebleau

From 2014 to 2016, follow the 200 year anniversary celebrations recalling the events of the abdication of Napoleon Ier and his life at the château of Fontainebleau.

Marie Antoinette’s Turkish Boudoir

Visit this piece in 2015 With restorations currently underway, the Turkish Boudoir will be open to the public in spring 2015 on a guided visit dedicated to the private lives of the sovereigns.

The Francis I Gallery

This masterpiece of the art and architecture is an extraordinary example of the Italian Renaissance style created at Fontainebleau, achieved by Italian artists such as Rosso Fiorentino and Francesco Primaticcio.

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