Reminiscing in the Parlor : Leisurely Viewing Stereographs
Title:
Le Château De Fontainebleau, Paris, France
Date:
1877
Place:
France/Paris
Print Size:
6.875 x 3.313
Description:
One stereograph of Le Château De Fontainebleau, Paris, France. The photograph shows the large château with large staircases and a wide, open lawn. The front of the card has the title, series "PAIS NOUVEAU PHOGRAPHIE N.C. A PARIS" printed on it. The back has the initials "M.F.H." and the year "'77." This stereograph is part of a number of cards dated this year, from England, Germany, Italy and France.
Notes:
Loved by French kings for its closeness to great hunting opportunities, the Château de Fontainbleau makes a delightful side trip from Paris. The palace was Napoleon's favorite residence. King Francois I turned the hunting lodge into a kingly palace and even hired the services of Italian artist Benvenuto Cellini. The impressive Louis XV staircase is one of the highlights of the tour.

Used by the Kings of France from the 12th century, the hunting residence of Fontainebleau, at the heart of a vast forest in the Ile-de-France, was transformed, enlarged and embellished in the 16th century by Francois I, who wanted to make a "New Rome" of it. Surrounded by an immense park, the palace, of Italian inspiration, combines Renaissance and French artistic traditions.
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