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The Chateau Fontainebleau is one of the most historical attractions in Paris

The Chateau Fontainebleau is a must-see in Paris
30 Jul 2014

Chateau Fontainebleau is one of the most historical attractions in Paris, and visitors to the city should certainly pay this magnificent castle a visit. 

The building started life as a 12th century hunting lodge where the monarchs of the time would spend their summers. 

As the years went by, various kings and queens added bits and pieces to the building, especially after the lodge was replaced by a Renaissance-style chateau in 1538. 

Reflecting this, Napoleon once famously described the mansion as “the work of centuries, the home of kings”. 

Inside, the chateau is a true work of art, with various royal families leaving their mark by way of furnishing, decor, paintings, tapestries, not to mention a whole host of stunning decorations. 

It is also imbued with history - it is in the Chateau du Fontainebleau that Napoleon signed his first abdication here in 1814 and took leave of his army in the courtyard.  ADNFCR-408-ID-801738753-ADNFCR

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