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Monday, July 11, 2011

FRANCE - Palace and Park of Fontainebleau

"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." -http://whc.unesco.org



"The palace has more than 1500 rooms!", shares Veronique...
*I wonder how the rooms are being maintained daily*
Thank you so much for sharing this wonderful postcard with me, Veronique...
I wish your mother a very happy happy birthday!


1 comment:

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