Exceptional collection of furniture, works of art, paintings, sculptures, silverware, weapons, costumes, ceramics, documents and historical souvenirs that belonged to the imperial family. The Napoleon Ist Museum was built in 1986 in the Louis XV wing of the castle of Fontainebleau. It presents, within the old princely apartments, an evocation of the Emperor Napoleon I and his sovereign brothers in Europe, from 1804 to 1815.
It was in Fontainebleau that Napoleon Bonaparte resigned from the Imperial Guard during the first exile on the island of Elba on April 20, 1814. Napoleon I and Fontainebleau have a long shared history, which continues to this day with one of the most beautiful museums dedicated to the history of the emperor. If the Renaissance-style castle was the hunting lodge of the kings of France and notably of Francis I, it remains inseparable from Napoleon who established his court there since 1804. From that glorious past remain many vestiges, which we will admire during our visit.