While still in Fontainebleau, I visited Château de Fontainebleau – one of the largest French royal châteaux. It was a sovereign residence for eight centuries where the Capétiens, Valois, Bourbons, Bonaparte and Orléans, all members of French ruling dynasties lived. Therefore the palace offers a unique mix of interior fashions and styles.
This includes the Empire style, which was trending during Napoleon Bonaparte’s reign. Personally, I prefer the earlier and more exuberant styles of the Baroque or Rococo movements, which the palace has stunning examples of.
My initials L.N. take center stage in a large stained glass window. Haha, perhaps I should make a claim for the palace! No doubt I’d make a great custodian.
A glimpse inside part of the throne room of Napoleon (former bedroom of the King).