Restorations of the Imperial Theatre - Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan Theatre

The Theatre At the request of Napoleon III, the theatre was designed by the architect Hector Lefuel and built between 1853 and 1856 in order to replace the old Comédie Theatre. The original space was too small, had no modern conveniences, and was inadequate for hosting the numerous guests invited by the imperial couple during their stays at (...)

mise en ligne le 21 juin 2013

The restoration of the Turkish Boudoir

The Turkish Boudoir, a secret refuge for queens

The Turkish Boudoir at Fontainebleau is the last remaining example of the "Royal Turqueries” that were popular during the 18th century, and which drew heavily on the Orient for their inspiration. Designed in 1777 by the Rousseau brothers for Marie Antoinette, it is one of the great treasures of the Château. All of the originality and preciosity (...)

mise en ligne le 4 août 2014

Restoration of the waiting room for the Empress’ ladies-in-waiting

The waiting room for the Empress’ ladies-in-waiting is located on the ground floor of the château, amid the Empress’ Petits Appartements, more intimate spaces with fewer constraints. These spaces were furnished at Napoleon’s request for Josephine from 1807. This room constitutes a boudoir between the Salon Jaune and the Empress’ bathroom. Her (...)

mise en ligne le 19 décembre 2016

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