Take a Peek Inside Napoleon's Residence

Published March 23rd, 2021 - 08:28 GMT

French Emperor Napoleon I, Napoléon Bonaparte, was a military and political leader. He rose to prominence during the French Revolution and led several successful campaigns during the Revolutionary Wars. France's Chateau de Fontainebleau is one of the leader's main residence.

The French Emperor died on 5 May 1821; In memory of him France has collected all his and his family's related items, such as porcelain service, purple formal dress, his family tree, and his official Throne in one place.

Napoleon had an extensive and powerful impact on the modern world, bringing liberal reforms to the numerous territories that he conquered and controlled, especially the Low Countries, Switzerland, and large parts of modern Italy and Germany.

Chateau de Fontainebleau, Napoleon's main residence, located 55 kilometers (34 miles) southeast of the center of Paris. The medieval castle and subsequent palace served as a residence for the French monarchs from Louis VII to Napoleon III.

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A tour inside Napoleon's main residence

This picture taken on March 3, 2021, shows the military campaign tent, desk and uniform of French Emperor Napoleon I at the Chateau de Fontainebleau, one of Napoleon's main residences, south of Paris. France will mark on May 5, 2021, the bicentenary of the death of French military, political leader and statesman Napoleon Bonaparte, also known as French Emperor Napoleon I. THOMAS COEX / AFP

A tour inside Napoleon's main residence

This picture taken on March 3, 2021, shows the cradle and bedchamber of Napoleon François Joseph Charles Bonaparte, son of the French Emperor Napoleon I, also known as Napoleon II, Prince Imperial and King of Rome at the Chateau de Fontainebleau, one of Napoleon's main residences, south of Paris. France will mark on May 5, 2021, the bicentenary of the death of French military, political leader and statesman Napoleon Bonaparte, also known as French Emperor Napoleon I. THOMAS COEX / AFP

A tour inside Napoleon's main residence

This picture taken on March 3, 2021, shows the family tree of Napoleon Bonaparte at the Chateau de Fontainebleau, one of Napoleon's main residences, south of Paris. France will mark on May 5, 2021, the bicentenary of the death of French military, political leader and statesman Napoleon Bonaparte, also known as French Emperor Napoleon I. THOMAS COEX / AFP

A tour inside Napoleon's main residence

This picture taken on March 3, 2021, shows portraits of the French Emperor Napoleon I (L) and his wife Empress Marie Louise at the Chateau de Fontainebleau, one of Napoleon's main residences, south of Paris. France will mark on May 5, 2021, the bicentenary of the death of French military, political leader and statesman Napoleon Bonaparte, also known as French Emperor Napoleon I. THOMAS COEX / AFP

A tour inside Napoleon's main residence

This picture taken on March 3, 2021, shows a porcelain service representing the imperial family of the French Emperor Napoleon I at the Chateau de Fontainebleau, one of Napoleon's main residences, south of Paris. France will mark on May 5, 2021, the bicentenary of the death of French military, political leader and statesman Napoleon Bonaparte, also known as French Emperor Napoleon I. THOMAS COEX / AFP

A tour inside Napoleon's main residence

This picture taken on March 3, 2021, shows the sword of the coronation of French Emperor Napoleon I, at the Chateau de Fontainebleau, one of Napoleon's main residences, south of Paris. France will mark on May 5, 2021, the bicentenary of the death of French military, political leader and statesman Napoleon Bonaparte, also known as French Emperor Napoleon I. THOMAS COEX / AFP

A tour inside Napoleon's main residence

This picture taken on March 3, 2021, shows the official throne of French emperor Napoleon I in the throne room at the Chateau de Fontainebleau, one of Napoleon's main residences south of Paris. France will mark on May 5, 2021, the bicentenary of the death of French military, political leader and statesman Napoleon Bonaparte, also known as French Emperor Napoleon I. THOMAS COEX / AFP

A tour inside Napoleon's main residence

This picture taken on March 3, 2021, shows the deer gallery at the Chateau de Fontainebleau, one of Napoleon's main residences south of Paris. France will mark on May 5, 2021, the bicentenary of the death of French military, political leader and statesman Napoleon Bonaparte, also known as French Emperor Napoleon I. THOMAS COEX / AFP

A tour inside Napoleon's main residence

A picture taken on March 3, 2021 shows the small library of French Emperor Napoleon I at the Chateau de Fontainebleau (south of Paris). France will mark on May 5, 2021, the bicentenary of the death of Napoleon I. THOMAS COEX / AFP

A tour inside Napoleon's main residence

A picture taken on March 3, 2021 shows a view of The Chapel of the Trinity at the French Emperor Napoleon I's castle, Chateau de Fontainebleau (south of Paris). France will mark on May 5, 2021, the bicentenary of the death of Napoleon I. THOMAS COEX / AFP

A tour inside Napoleon's main residence
A tour inside Napoleon's main residence
A tour inside Napoleon's main residence
A tour inside Napoleon's main residence
A tour inside Napoleon's main residence
A tour inside Napoleon's main residence
A tour inside Napoleon's main residence
A tour inside Napoleon's main residence
A tour inside Napoleon's main residence
A tour inside Napoleon's main residence
A tour inside Napoleon's main residence
This picture taken on March 3, 2021, shows the military campaign tent, desk and uniform of French Emperor Napoleon I at the Chateau de Fontainebleau, one of Napoleon's main residences, south of Paris. France will mark on May 5, 2021, the bicentenary of the death of French military, political leader and statesman Napoleon Bonaparte, also known as French Emperor Napoleon I. THOMAS COEX / AFP
A tour inside Napoleon's main residence
This picture taken on March 3, 2021, shows the cradle and bedchamber of Napoleon François Joseph Charles Bonaparte, son of the French Emperor Napoleon I, also known as Napoleon II, Prince Imperial and King of Rome at the Chateau de Fontainebleau, one of Napoleon's main residences, south of Paris. France will mark on May 5, 2021, the bicentenary of the death of French military, political leader and statesman Napoleon Bonaparte, also known as French Emperor Napoleon I. THOMAS COEX / AFP
A tour inside Napoleon's main residence
This picture taken on March 3, 2021, shows the family tree of Napoleon Bonaparte at the Chateau de Fontainebleau, one of Napoleon's main residences, south of Paris. France will mark on May 5, 2021, the bicentenary of the death of French military, political leader and statesman Napoleon Bonaparte, also known as French Emperor Napoleon I. THOMAS COEX / AFP
A tour inside Napoleon's main residence
This picture taken on March 3, 2021, shows portraits of the French Emperor Napoleon I (L) and his wife Empress Marie Louise at the Chateau de Fontainebleau, one of Napoleon's main residences, south of Paris. France will mark on May 5, 2021, the bicentenary of the death of French military, political leader and statesman Napoleon Bonaparte, also known as French Emperor Napoleon I. THOMAS COEX / AFP
A tour inside Napoleon's main residence
This picture taken on March 3, 2021, shows a porcelain service representing the imperial family of the French Emperor Napoleon I at the Chateau de Fontainebleau, one of Napoleon's main residences, south of Paris. France will mark on May 5, 2021, the bicentenary of the death of French military, political leader and statesman Napoleon Bonaparte, also known as French Emperor Napoleon I. THOMAS COEX / AFP
A tour inside Napoleon's main residence
This picture taken on March 3, 2021, shows the sword of the coronation of French Emperor Napoleon I, at the Chateau de Fontainebleau, one of Napoleon's main residences, south of Paris. France will mark on May 5, 2021, the bicentenary of the death of French military, political leader and statesman Napoleon Bonaparte, also known as French Emperor Napoleon I. THOMAS COEX / AFP
A tour inside Napoleon's main residence
This picture taken on March 3, 2021, shows the official throne of French emperor Napoleon I in the throne room at the Chateau de Fontainebleau, one of Napoleon's main residences south of Paris. France will mark on May 5, 2021, the bicentenary of the death of French military, political leader and statesman Napoleon Bonaparte, also known as French Emperor Napoleon I. THOMAS COEX / AFP
A tour inside Napoleon's main residence
This picture taken on March 3, 2021, shows the deer gallery at the Chateau de Fontainebleau, one of Napoleon's main residences south of Paris. France will mark on May 5, 2021, the bicentenary of the death of French military, political leader and statesman Napoleon Bonaparte, also known as French Emperor Napoleon I. THOMAS COEX / AFP
A tour inside Napoleon's main residence
A picture taken on March 3, 2021 shows the small library of French Emperor Napoleon I at the Chateau de Fontainebleau (south of Paris). France will mark on May 5, 2021, the bicentenary of the death of Napoleon I. THOMAS COEX / AFP
A tour inside Napoleon's main residence
A picture taken on March 3, 2021 shows a view of The Chapel of the Trinity at the French Emperor Napoleon I's castle, Chateau de Fontainebleau (south of Paris). France will mark on May 5, 2021, the bicentenary of the death of Napoleon I. THOMAS COEX / AFP