BOOK REVIEW: A Home to Kings and Emperors

A Day at Château de Fontainebleau

Guillaume Picon

Photography by Eric Sander

HC w/luxury slipcase, 224 pp., 170 illus.
ISBN: 978-2-08-020254-3


This attractive book takes us into the remarkable Château de Fontainebleau which has been the home of thirty-four French rulers.  For many years it was a centre of hunting for French kings and it was the place where Napoleon I abdicated in 1814 before his exile to Elba.  The fine interiors include those created for François I, Marie Antoinette, Napoleon, Josephine and Napoleon III. It provides a distinctive view of the various dynasties that have governed France and allows us to enjoy their story entwined with the history of this unique building.