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Go to Fontainebleau with us: considered one of France’s largest royal residences and stuffed with interval furnishings.

The streets are quiet and calm, and nobody appears to be in a rush. Even the church bells are gently pealing on this busiest day of the work week. It’s good to laze in mattress over espresso and yesterday’s Herald Tribune. However we do have a plan, and it’s to select Francois and John up at their residence and drive the 70 or so kilometres to Fontainebleau (pronounced Foun-tain-blow, as Francois repeatedly factors out to me!) which is south-east of town and spend the afternoon there.
Welcome to Fontainebleau
We arrive at John and Francois’ within the early afternoon, and John simply navigates the Paris visitors, and shortly we’re out of town and into the fields and farmland surrounding Paris to the south. We arrive in Fountainbleau simply because the solar slowly falls from the late afternoon sky. The city of Fontainebleau is famend for its huge 1900-room Renaissance chateau, which has been host to the who’s who of French royalty because the twelfth Century. It’s considered one of France’s largest royal residences and is stuffed with interval furnishings. Evaluating it to Versailles and contemplating the time of yr, we hope for a simple go to. We wander in and concerning the huge chateau and notice that we solely see a small a part of the massive web site. The courtyards and wings had been expanded by Francois I, Henri II and Catherine de Medicis, to call a number of, and it’s tough to discern the place precisely modifications had been made. There may be way more pure wooden carving and panelling in Fountainbleau in comparison with the opposite chateaux we’ve seen, and it lends itself very effectively to Fountainbleau’s total heat and welcoming.
Les Jardins
We transfer exterior and take a look on the stunning gardens within the late afternoon solar. There are a number of locals out with strollers and grandparents having fun with the park, and we wander amongst them, snapping images and having fun with the vistas. It’s now effectively after 5, and we resolve to cease at an area espresso store for some sizzling chocolate and Madeline’s. We stroll via the remnants of the Sunday flea market, the final of its consumers and hawkers packing up within the setting solar. The music and laughter from the carousel shut by add to the general scene, and we sip our chocolate and speak away the hour.
Site visitors is horrible on the best way again to Paris, and we cease close to J & F’s for bistro meals of, 3 hamburgers and steak tartare (for François, the true Frenchman!) We’ll go away Paris tomorrow, and I’m unhappy to take action.
Paris is considered one of my favorite cities; it has been a simple and comfy match. Straightforward to navigate, straightforward to speak and particularly straightforward to dwell in.

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