Musée de Fontainebleau

 

in short

The Château de Fontainebleau guards the memory of over 700 years of French royalty, from the coronation of Louis VII in 1137 until the fall of the Second Empire in 1870.
Musée de Fontainebleau / Château de Fontainebleau
© RMN-Grand Palais (Château de Fontainebleau) / Gérard Blot
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Musée de Fontainebleau

in detail

Justifying the title of ‘house of centuries, a truly royal dwelling’ bestowed upon it by Napoleon, the Château de Fontainebleau guards the memory of over 700 years of French royalty, from the coronation of Louis VII in 1137 until the fall of the Second Empire in 1870.

Two of the kings who lived there deserve special note: Francis I, who introduced Renaissance art to France by calling on Italian artists, especially Rosso and Primaticcio, to decorate the newly rebuilt château; and then Henry IV, who also extended the building and established France’s artistic reputation by encouraging the development of the Second School of Fontainebleau.
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Château de Fontainebleau
77300 Fontainebleau
France
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Opening Times

Sun
09:30 - 18:00
Mon
09:30 - 18:00
Tue
-
Wed
09:30 - 18:00
Thu
09:30 - 18:00
Fri
09:30 - 18:00
Sat
09:30 - 18:00
From October to March : 9.30am – 5pm

From April to September : 9.30am – 6pm

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