This room, entirely redesigned in 1807 when the Murats moved in, was intended as the palace's main reception room. The expansive lounge, which was formed by joining two rooms together, was bedecked in prestigious military décor, in the Empire trend, composed of five paintings.
Three of them still hang there. On one of the canvases we can see the Tiber, victoriously crossed by Murat and his cavalry during the Italy campaign. The other shows the Rhine, overlooked by Schloss Benrath, Murat's castle residence. Two more paintings completed the room, but they went missing in the 19th century.
Between the two windows that overlook the gardens is a painted Vendôme column, surmounted by the statue of Emperor Napoleon I, brother-in-law of Joachim Murat.