France in focus

Fontainebleau: Inside the favourite palace of King Francis I

By: Tom Burges WATSON Follow | Jeanne LAVENANT | Georges YAZBECK | Joanna COCKERELL | Stéphanie CHEVAL
1 min

This week, we take on a tour of Fontainebleau, which was the favorite residence of King Francis I. We also take a look back at the French king, whose reign saw important cultural changes with the rise of absolute monarchy, daring diplomacy and the beginning of French exploration of the New World.