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Palace of Fontainebleau (/ˈfɒntənbl/;[1] French pronunciation: [fɔ̃tɛnblo])[1] or Château de Fontainebleau, located 55 kilometers (34 miles) southeast of the center of Paris, in the commune of Fontainebleau, is one of the largest French royal châteaux. The medieval castle and subsequent palace served as a residence for the French monarchs from Louis VII to Napoleon III. Francis I and Napoleon were the monarchs who had the most influence on the palace as it stands today.[2] It became a national museum in 1927 and was designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1981 for its unique architecture and historical importance.[3]

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Palace of Fontainebleau
Château de Fontainebleau
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LocationFontainebleau, Seine-et-Marne, France
Coordinates48°24′8″N 2°42′2″E
Official namePalace and Park of Fontainebleau
TypeCultural
Criteriaii, vi
Designated1981 (5th session)
Reference no.160
UNESCO RegionEurope and North America
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