The Château de Fontainebleau
Registered on the UNESCO World Heritage, Fontainebleau is the only castle inhabited by all the French sovereigns from the 12th to the 19th century. An unprecedented experience awaits the visitors who wish to walk in their footsteps.
How to get to the Château de Fontainebleau?
AddressPlace Général de Gaulle
A trip at the heart of History
The château de Fontainebleau is unique in France. The complexity of its architecture and the variety of its decorations witness the time periods and tastes of its sovereigns. To stroll in the galleries, to admire the frescoes and Renaissance stucco, to take the enfilade of apartments of the king or queen and to discover the Throne Room’s solemnity are steps in this trip at the heart of History.
After François I, Henri IV, Louis XIII and Louis XV, Napoleon I also wished to leave his print in Fontainebleau by restoring the castle after the French Revolution. His apartments and the museum dedicated to him represent priceless testimonies of this imperial past. Fontainebleau presents all at once Renaissance masterpieces, Marie-Antoinette’s refined interiors, Napoleon I’s reception apartment and the “comfortable” arrangements wanted by Napoleon III and Empress Eugenie.
Napoleon used to say that Fontainebleau was the “true house of kings”. By discovering its galleries and gardens, the visitor can see eight hundred years of Art and History in a single day.