Château de Fontainebleau

Château de Fontainebleau  (or the Palace of Fontainebleau) is only a small distance away from the French capital of Paris. It is an officially recognised UNESCO World Heritage site.

The château is one of the largest of the French royal palaces. It used to be the home of various French monarchs, ranging from Louis VII to Napoleon III. Today, it is a popular national museum. The château is particularly well-known for the abdication of Napoleon I before his exile to the island of Elba.

I visited the château with my family in July 2013, whilst we were exploring the areas in and around Paris for a few days. It still find it interesting to take a look inside these palaces. At the same time, I can’t help but simultaneously admire and regret the sheer opulence. What are your thoughts?

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