Napoleon’s Fontainebleau, Paris

Visit to Fontainebleau opened up a slice of French history! It was like stepping back into a time of grandeur and the associated interesting history. All these splendor funded by peasants and they revolting against the royals, Napoleon signing the Treaty of Fontainebleau, his exit from the palace, and more such details; the audio guide has a good description of all these.

The library in the palace is magnificent, we looked up to see the beautiful ceiling and our jaws dropped down. You can look at this only from the doorway. Stacks of books arranged in the shelves in the sides.The globe was made for Napoleon I.

Some of the rooms in the palace were crowded, tourists halted at some of the rooms for longer duration. This was one such room. The Treaty of Fontainebleau was signed here in this room. The agreement papers signed on this table. Based on the most significant terms of the accord, Napoleon was stripped of his powers as ruler of the French Empire, but both Napoleon and Marie-Louise of Austria were permitted to preserve their respective titles as emperor and empress.

The Emperor’s chamber, this room was used as a bed chamber for the sovereigns from Napoleon I to Napoleon III. I toured Palace of Versailles the day after touring this palace and I think I enjoyed the visit to this palace more.

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21 Responses

  1. Indrani, Fontainebleau castle on each is impressive.
    This prawdiwa gem among museums.

  2. Hilary says:

    Oh my.. such stunning rooms. Can you imagine living like this?

  3. Definitely fit for a king…or queen.

  4. Sylvia K says:

    Incredible place and your captures are wonderful as always, Indrani!! Hope you have a great week!

  5. Cloudia says:

    Thank you for bringing us along!

    “In politics stupidity is not a handicap.”
    Napoleon Bonaparte

    ALOHA from Honolulu
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  6. Anu says:

    Nice interiors! I loved that long tunnel shaped library! It's massive!

  7. Rajesh says:

    Fabulous interiors. The richness in abundance.

  8. wow, such lavish details.

  9. Meena says:

    wow a lib tht HUGE!

  10. Panchali says:

    Gorgeous interiors!! Fabulous shots!

  11. ashok says:

    super lavish…

  12. eileeninmd says:

    Wow, beautiful place! Thanks for the tour, so much history there. Have a happy week!

  13. Reflects Napoleons ostentatious & opulent lifestyle.

  14. D.Nambiar says:

    Wow — that ceiling. Grand indeed.

  15. Kcalpesh says:

    This is all so grand and amazing! Can only imagine what life in that sort of a place would be! Good to see such good maintenance of places of such great historic value.

  16. ladyfi says:

    Wow – what splendour!

  17. Ebie says:

    Such opulent work of art. That also looks like a funnel!

  18. George says:

    The history, and the beauty, of this palace is amazing.

  19. Magnificent. You have captured it well.

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