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Château de Fontainebleau

The historic French palace-turned-national museum served as a residence for royalty and aristocrats for eight centuries. 

Celebrating a Royal Residence that Became a Palace of the People

Château de Fontainebleau

With the earliest known reference to the Château dating back to 1137, Fontainebleau was considered a family home for French royalty, a place where generations of kings resided from the Middle Ages to the 19th century. Now a national museum and a UNESCO World Heritage site, Château de Fontainebleau boasts 1,536 rooms and sits on 130 acres of gardens and parks teeming with unparalleled political, artistic, and architectural history. The property features five main courtyards, 1,785 examples of woodworking, and collections containing more than 40,000 works. Notable past residents include Francis I, Napoleon I, Henry IV, Louis VIII-XVI, and Marie-Antoinette, who each contributed their own style and restoration to the palace.

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