June 2013 The Public Opening of the cabinet de travail of Napoleon the Third and the salon des Laques de l’Impératrice Eugénie in the Second Empire gallery. The cabinet and salon can be visited on the “Second Empire” guided tour.
Napoleon III’s Theatre opens its doors!
The restoration of the Imperial Theatre is now complete! It is now accessible to the public by way of the “Second Empire” guided tour.
The Empress Eugenie’s Collection
Second Empire rooms built to house Empress Eugenie’s collection of Far-Eastern Treasures. Accessible by way of the "Second Empire" guided tour.
Rosso Fiorentino, fresco
The famous Royal Elephant fresco in the Francis I gallery celebrates the virtues of the king. The elephant represents wisdom and royalty, while the stork at its feet symbolizes filial devotion, thus trumpeting the character of Francis I.