“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.

Temporary Closure

Monday, 28 July, 2014
The château is exceptionally closed today due to flooding caused by last night’s violent storms. Please accept our apologies for the temporary closure. The château will open again on Wednesday at 9:30 am (the château is closed on Tuesdays).

Public Opening Napoleon’s Study

Beginning June 29th, 2013 The Public Opening of the cabinet de travail of Napoleon the Third and the salon des Laques de l’Impératrice Eugénie in the Second Empire gallery. Everyday except Tuesdays at 10:15 am and 4:15 pm

Restoration of the Imperial Theatre

The Imperial Theatre at Château de Fontainebleau, His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan has generously sponsored the renovation of the theatre and its opening to the public.

The Chinese Museum

The Empress Eugenie’s Collection
The Chinese Museum and additional rooms built to Eugenie’s specifications in 1863 house her collection of Far-Eastern treasures.

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