The Restoration and the July Monarchy

Building and interior decoration continued apace. Faithful to the spirit of their age, they contributed to the Château de Fontainebleau’s status as a unique architectural and historical record.

Detail - © Sophie Lloyd

Under the reigns of Louis XVIII and Charles X, the court spent little time at Fontainebleau. Consequently, the changes made at this time are scarcely visible today, with the exception of the décor in the Galerie de Diane.

Under Louis-Philippe the extensive restoration and conversion works which took place changed the look of the interior décor considerably. The wedding of the Duke of Orléans, (oldest son of Louis-Philippe I) and Princess Helen of Mecklenburg-Schwerin, held at Fontainebleau on 30 May 1837, marked a significant end point to this general restoration work across the château.

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