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Fontainebleau



Introduction of Fontainebleau
Town in the Seine-et-Marne department, N France,35 mi SSE of Paris. Now a resort, Fontainebleau grewup around a royal residence that developed from amedieval hunting lodge into a great Renaissance palace.Here the Edict of Nantes was revoked in 1685,Pope Pius VII was imprisoned from 1812 to 1814, and Napoleon's first abdication was signed in 1814. Fontainebleauwas headquarters first for the Germans,then for the Allies, in World War II. It was headquartersfor NATO's military branch from 1945 to 1967.Town in the Seine-et-Marne department, N France,35 mi SSE of Paris. Now a resort, Fontainebleau grewup around a royal residence that developed from amedieval hunting lodge into a great Renaissance palace.Here the Edict of Nantes was revoked in 1685,Pope Pius VII was imprisoned from 1812 to 1814, and Napoleon's first abdication was signed in 1814. Fontainebleauwas headquarters first for the Germans,then for the Allies, in World War II. It was headquartersfor NATO's military branch from 1945 to 1967.

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