Fontainebleau: Salon des jeux!

And here I am back to one of my all time favorite places in my belle France and not just the castle but the town too. As said in many posts not to repeat myself ,the Château de Fontainebleau is very special to me. As written many posts on it and the town, let me give some of the spots not mentioned enough me think , in the past.

This time let me tell you a bit more on the salon des jeux or games’ room. Oh yes some figures to bring it back to perspective: The Château de Fontainebleau is 20,000 m2 of roofing area, 1,530 rooms, 115 hectares of parkland; 14 hectares for the large flowerbed garden, 1,145 meters in length of the canal, and 16,000 work of arts preserved.

The Salon des jeux  or games room of the empress, also known as the yellow room, with furniture and walls hung with large Naples golden yellow embroidered with amaranth silk, also presents Empire style furniture and a large Aubusson carpet with a white background. This north-facing room thus had a low luminosity which was compensated for by the liveliness of the colors used in the decoration.


The problem of lack of heat, meanwhile, is resolved by a system of hot air blown from the heat outlet pierced behind the console of gilded wood. The pilasters at the rear of the room are made of bronze to reduce the risk of fire.

The Grand Salon, also known as the Queen’s games room, served in the 17-18C as the Grand cabinet of the Queen, before becoming the games room under Marie-Antoinette. In 1804, the room became the Empress’ second living room, and again became a games room at the Restoration. Transformed into a billiard room in 1827, it became the queen’s salon in 1835, then the Grand salon of the empress in 1853.

Throughout this series will repeat these two webpages in English, one from the castle and the other the tourist office of Fontainebleau.

Official Chateau de Fontainebleau

Tourist office of Fontainebleau on the castle

And there you go a splendid room to be see always at the Château de Fontainebleau and a memorable moment for me all the time , whether visiting it or watching it or reading about it. This is Fontainebleau; hope you enjoy the brief tour.

And remember, happy travels, good health and many cheers to all!!!

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