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The Castle of Fontainebleau is a Renaissance castle being next to the town of Fontainebleau. It was the residence of the sovereigns of France since François Ier jusqu' in Napoleon III. Several kings left their print in the construction industry and l' history of the castle. Since 1981, it is with its park on the List of the world heritage of l' UNESCO.

Here the famous gallery of King François 1st It is approximately 60 meters long. King François Ier made it build and decorate; he kept of them the keys and made it visit with its hosts of mark. The gallery was entrusted to l' Italian Rosso Fiorentino who decorated it in an original way with paintings, skirtings and stuccos. The monogram of the king everywhere is found; paintings represent accounts of mythology gréco-Roman and allegories from which the direction escapes to us aujourd' today. L' one of most famous is that of l' elephant (symbol of force, of sagacity) which carries the royal figure. A scene is devoted to education d' Achilles by the Chiron centaur.

In WS a catch of the other end of the gallery.

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