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France’s Fontainebleau, Palace of Divine Monarchs and Napoleon

France’s Fontainebleau, Palace of Divine Monarchs and Napoleon

The palace is richly decorated in royal and imperial symbolism, and its walls are hung with exquisite tapestries. Louis XIII was born here, Louis XV was married here, and after the anti-monarchy chaos of the French Revolution, Napoleon reigned as emperor right here. Fontainebleau has more Napoleon Bonaparte connections than any other palace, with his personal apartments and an adjacent museum. Napoleon’s throne room is the only French throne room that survives with its original furniture. A tent-like room is dedicated to Napoleon at war, with his small but iconic battle coat and hat, field-cot, and first-class camp gear.