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  1. Palace of Fontainebleau ( / ˈfɒntɪnbloʊ / FON-tin-bloh, US also /- bluː / -⁠bloo; [1] French: Château de Fontainebleau [ʃɑto d (ə) fɔ̃tɛnblo] ), located 55 kilometers (34 miles) southeast of the center of Paris, in the commune of Fontainebleau, is one of the largest French royal châteaux.

  2. The château de Fontainebleau is one of the most important historic palaces in France and the only example of a royal residence that was continually inhabited by monarchs for eight centuries, from the medieval period to the Second Empire.

  3. Fontainebleau is the only château inhabited by every monarch from the 12 th to the 19 th century and the most beautifully furnished French royal palace. It features Renaissance masterpieces commissioned by Francis I of France, the lavishly decorated interiors of Marie Antoinette, the state apartment of Napoleon I, the styles preferred by ...

  4. As the artistic home to what the 19 th century would call the ‘School of Fontainebleau’, the castle became the privileged residence of the Valois kings, from Francis I to his grandson Charles IX. It is the palace as Francis I wanted it to be, with the grand design embellished by his successors, that we still visit today…

  5. Fontainebleau. Home of sovereigns from the 12th to the 19th century. One of the richest royal and imperial residences in the world and the most furnished of French castles, at the heart of a 130 hectare estate. 77300 Fontainebleau, Seine-et-Marne, France.

  6. Jan 28, 2019 · As the dwelling of an unbroken line of French sovereigns – 34 kings and two emperors, to be exact – Fontainebleau is the surprisingly harmonious expression of eight centuries of royal life; a palace that has been lovingly maintained, embellished and enriched by each successive ruler.

  7. Palace of Fontainebleau, located 55 kilometers southeast of the center of Paris, in the commune of Fontainebleau, is one of the largest French royal châteaux. It served as a hunting lodge and summer residence for many of the French monarchs, beginning with Louis VII.

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