“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 of the Napoleon Ist museum

In cause of upgrade and reorganization of collections works, the Napoleon Ist museum is closed from May, 22th 2017 to February 10 th 2018 included.

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Guided visit in english : Discovering the château

A special route takes you on a journey to meet the many rulers who called Fontainebleau their own.
You will discover the chateau’s iconic locations such as the Francis I Gallery and the Galerie des Cerfs, some of which are closed to the public.

Suitable for ages 7+

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Napoleon Ier and Fontainebleau

From 2014 to 2016, follow the 200 year anniversary celebrations recalling the events of the abdication of Napoleon Ier and his life at the château of Fontainebleau.

Restoration of the Imperial Theatre - Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan Theatre

Napoleon III’s Theatre opens its doors!
The restoration of the Imperial Theatre is now complete! It is now accessible to the public by way of the “Second Empire” guided tour.

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