Friday, 30 October 2009

160 FR - Palace and Park of Fontainebleau (1981)

Brief Description

"Used by the kings of France from the 12th century, the medieval royal hunting lodge of Fontainebleau, standing at the heart of a vast forest in the Ile-de-France, was transformed, enlarged and embellished in the 16th century by François I, who wanted to make a 'New Rome' of it. Surrounded by an immense park, the Italianate palace combines Renaissance and French artistic traditions."

Source UNESCO WH website

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