EA Tours Blogs - 2014 and Prior
Museum Spotlight: Château de Fontainebleau.
Happy Monday readers!
I hope you had a wonderful weekend and a fantastic start to the week.
In my previous post, I shared with you a photo of the Château de Fontainebleau outside of Paris, France. For today, I’d like to give you a little more insight into why this museum is such a historical landmark in French history.
Home to eight centuries of history, outstanding collections, and a plethora of parks and gardens, Château de Fontainebleau offers students and teachers the chance to step back into history and walk the halls where France’s sovereign rulers walked. Not only is it one of the largest châteaux in all of France, but also the only château to have been inhabited by all of France’s sovereign rulers from the 12th to the 19th century.
Come on…who wouldn’t want to visit this amazing place on their educational tour?! I would that’s for sure!
The French château is lavishly decorated with incredible pieces of furniture, delicious sculptures and paintings, and unique details that catch your eye that make the estate truly royal. The back of the château opens up onto three quite remarkable gardens that you are free to explore all while getting lost in your thoughts about the fun time you’re having on your student tour as well as the majestic beauty of the architecture.
At Château de Fontainebleau you can discover the Renaissance masterpieces commissioned by Francis I, the great building works of Henry IV, Marie Antoinette’s exquisitely decorated interiors, the splendors of Napoleon I’s rule, and the unique style of Napoleon III and Eugenie.
With so much history to learn about, take some time to come and discover the magnificence of the home of France’s kings at Fontainebleau.