When planning our trip to Paris, my Mom and I knew we wanted to take a few day trips outside of the city. With a whole week in the city of lights, we had some time to play with. One day was spent in the Champagne Region (recaps here and here) and another seeing the famous Palace of Versailles (post to come). We had an additional open day to spare and decided to travel to a nearby Chateau. I cannot say enough good things about the Paris Museum Pass– as mentioned before it includes entrance/skip the line for (basically) all of the major attractions including tons of Chateaus in various regions outside of Paris. When looking each one up, Chateau Fontainebleau instantly grabbed my attention. It was close, easily accessible and absolutely stunning.
Chateau Fontainebleau is only a 40 minute train ride from Paris and is one of the largest Chateaus in France. The castle of Fontainebleau was first constructed over 800 years ago and palace additions built slowly throughout history. Fontainebleau is most famously known as the residence of Napoleon III. It has been impeccably restored and maintained. Touring the Chateau felt like I went back in time.
Check out a few photos of the enchanting French Chateau Fontainebleau below!
Looking for more on our trip to France? Check out our hotel here, our tour of the Louvre with Walks of France – here, some Post Cards from Paris- here and the beautiful Cathedral in Reims- here, some fine dining at Le Foch in Reims- here, a Visit to Paris’ Arc de Triomphe- here, recap of Climbing the Towers of Notre Dame, Paris’ Love Lock Bridge- here, The beautiful stained glass of Sainte Chapelle – here , Champagne Pommery with Tastyside to Life Tours- here, Montmartre’s Sacre Coeur- here, Paris and the Eiffel Tower at Night- here, Part 2 of my Tasty Side to Life tour at Champagne Bernard Pertois- here and the Pantheon in the Latin Quarter of Paris (here).