Fontainebleau: chambre de la Duchesse d’Etampes!

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 chambre de la Duchesse d’Etampes or bedroom of the Duchess of Etampes. 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 chambre de la Duchesse d’Etampes or the room of the Duchess of Etampes. She was a favorite of François Ier, Anne de Pisseleu, duchess of Etampes, benefits from a room located immediately near that of the sovereign. The most beautiful of scholars, also has an exceptional decor due to the Primatice which produced, between 1541 and 1548, the precious effigies of stucco, long and elegant, which chant harmoniously the frescoes narrating the loves of Alexander the Great. The decor is later completed by Nicollo dell’Abbate.


Converted into the King’s staircase in 1748-1749 by Louis XV, part of the wall decoration is then preserved, before being restored and enhanced, under Louis-Philippe, with a neo-Renaissance false vault decorated with cartridges in relief, garlands of fruit and mascarons freely inspired by the François I gallery.

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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