Justifying the title of "house of the centuries, true residence of the kings" that Napoleon had awarded it, the castle of Fontainebleau offers the memory of more than 700 years of presence of the sovereigns in France, since the enthronement of Louis VII in 1137 until at the fall of the Second Empire in 1870. Among the kings who remained there, it is necessary to make a place of choice to two of them: François I who, by appealing to Italian artists - Rosso and Primatice in particular - to decorate the castle he had rebuilt, introduced the art of the Renaissance in France and Henri IV then, under the reign of new work are undertaken, which, by promoting the emergence of the Second School of Fontainebleau, will give France its marks of artistic nobility.

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The Art of celebration at the Valois court

12 September 2020 7 December 2020
In the autumn of 2020, Fontainebleau will revive the sumptuous festivities held at the Cour des Valois, from the reign of Francis I to the one of Henry III. About a hundred works, from the greatest museums of Europe, will allow us to understand the course of these festivities and to grasp all the shine. In the 16th century, the Château de Fontainebleau was an unmissable venue for celebrations. Masquerades in the cour...

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