Palace of Fontainebleau, Fontainebleau, France



One of the largest French royal chateaux. Originally a medieval palace, Francis I (1494-1547) commissioned Gilles le Breton to build a palace in the new Renaissance style. Beginning in about 1528, the Gallery Francis I was constructed. The style of decoration developed here became known as the first School of Fontainebleau and became the first great decorated gallery built in France. Fontainebleau has served as a residence for the French monarchs from Louis VII to Napoleon III. It is now a national museum.


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Alternate Title
  • Ch√Ęteau de Fontainebleau

  • G. Massiot & cie

  • Castles

  • Palaces

Date Created
  • 1910-01-01

Date Digitized
  • 2007-01-01

Cultural Context
  • 12th century

  • 16th century

  • French Renaissance

  • School of Fontainebleau

Place of Creation
  • Fontainebleau, Seine-et-Marne, France

  • +48.4+2.7

  • Fontainebleau

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Temporal Coverage
  • before or circa 1910

Record Visibility Public
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