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One Last Hurrah at Chateau de Fontainebleau

I hope you’ve enjoyed my posts of the gorgeous Chateau de Fontainebleau. We started the series with a picnic at the edge of the carp pond looking across at the gorgeous Chateau and, most recently, saw the Gallery of Diana and the Stairway of the King. In between we wandered the outside of the Chateau before heading inside to be taken with the gorgeous rooms and decor.

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The Gallery of Diana, and The Stairway of the King

In today’s post we’ll be looking at two more rooms at Chateau de Fontainebleau.

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Napoleon at Chateau de Fontainebleau

It’s not uncommon for historic palaces to have the stamps of multiple reigning monarchs in both their design and architecture. Napoleon I (aka Napoleon Bonaparte for those who, like me, struggle to keep track) was just one of many in the history of Chateau de Fontainebleau to have made his lasting mark.

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Apartment of the Pope and of the Queen Mothers

As we’ve seen, Château de Fontainebleau is filled with room after room of jaw dropping beauty. Just when I regained my composure and thought I’d seen the best on display, I’d walk through another doorway and start the whole gobsmacked process again.

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Gallery of Francis I

If you’ve been to Château de Fontainebleau before you’ll be familiar with the grand Gallery of Francis I decorated in the beautiful Italian Renaissance style.

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A Bedroom Fit for a Queen

I’m sitting on my bed as I write this post, and I can’t help but look around and notice the stark contrast between my simple surroundings and those created for the French Queens and Empresses.

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The Chapel of the Trinity

Le Chapelle de la Trinite, or The Chapel of the Trinity, took my breath away with its over-the-top-ness (for lack of a better word). There’s so much going on, as is typical with ornate Baroque style, that it’s difficult to know where to look.

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But First, the Château Grounds

We’ll get to the delights on display inside Château de Fontainebleau soon, but after reminiscing about our picnic I thought I’d share some more photos that I took outside.

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Le Jeune Braconnier

Amongst the trees at Château de Fontainebleau, we came across Le Jeune Braconnier – or The Young Poacher.

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Picnic at the Château

Exploring the grounds of Château de Fontainebleau takes sustenance, so why not do as we did and have a picnic in the pretty park setting?