Fontainebleau Travel Guide
The front of théatre municipal
The front of théatre municipal
cours des Adieux or Cheval Blanc
a well organised campground near to the various climbing area's. Facilities are well maintained. A swimming pool is available depending on the weather. In the morning a bakery van visits the...
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In a nutshell
Don't pass up the opportunity to visit !
Chateau de Fontainebleau
Back in 1990 married a French woman from the region, and it was the first monument/castle I saw in France with her. So it has remained special/ we are friends of the castle and visit often, lots has been written here, but if you need specifics let me know.enjoy the beauty...
The castle appeared in Fontainebleau near 1100, and served as a residence to kings of Capeting dynasty. It got a present view of a palace in style of Renessanse after 1527 at Francisk the First. Italian architects were invited for this purpose. Fontainebleau was used only in...
Chateau de Fontainebleau
While Napoleon I is the most closely associated with the Chateau de Fontainebleau, you can see evidence throughout the palace of the other rulers who used the chateau as a refuge from Paris. Although the first chateau was built here in the 1100s, Francois I was the king that...
The gardens of Fontainebleau
The gardens at Fontainebleau are free to visit even if you decide not to visit the interior of the chateau.The largest part of the gardens is the Grand Parterre, the largest formal garden in Europe which was created during the reign of Louis XIV by André Le Nôtre and Louis...
Palace of Fontainebleau
Starting from the 6th century this place was a hunting lodge for the king. Six centuries later the place was turned into a permanent castle.This was one of the places we visited in 1950. The way I can tell which of the palaces (Fontainebleau or Versailles) in my dad's...
Caleche rides - try the olde horse and carriage
As advertised these horse and carriage rides will take adults for 5 euro and children for 4 euro - makes an interesting and relaxing way to see the grounds of Fontainebleu - which are quite extensive - and imagine back to the days of when this was the transport of the day.
Boating on the carp pond
This looks a bit like a tourist trap but I am sure for the romantic inclined or those with children this might be rather nice especially on a nice day.The views looking to the dramatic big buildings around Fontainebleu would probably look rather good from across the pond in...
Aigle Noir Hotel
1 Review and 110 Opinions We did not stay at the Aigle Noir, I had checked into the rates on booking.com and the rates were...
Taverne: Great french cooking
This restaurant is on the main road in the village. Food is wonderful.
Not to far from being opposite the town hall
I had the plat de jour which was as usual fantastic
Written Oct 22, 2011
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- Food and Dining
- Wine Tasting
How to get here in and out
well again I come here often by car, but train is available .the most use site folks use is www.viamichelin.com with the car ,but I would advice to compare with a paper map of the region easy from Paris is to take the A6 A or B from the peripherique road at Porte de gentilly...
Daytrip from Paris
We didn't try this as a daytrip but according to the Chateau's website you can reach Fontainebleau via public transportby taking a train and a bus."From the Gare de Lyon (main line), take the train for either Montargis Sens or Montereau, alighting at Fontainebleau-Avon...
Presumably you've driven to Fontainebleau to see the marvelous chateau, like Versailles the chateau is no longer located in the country but rather smack dab in the middle of a city with no free parking in sight. We did see some "payant" spots near where the tour buses sit...
Fontainebleau by Tour
There are many tours from Paris that take in Fontainebleau. Some by motorcoach, others such as the one I took, by minivan. It is easy and convenient. Check the schedules and prices. Alternately, you may also go by public transportation. The Rer serves Fountainebleau. Check...
lovely French antiques
This shop was just near the entrance to the Fontainebleu chateau complex and the pieces in it that could be seen from the door and front window looked rather impressive - they certainly look very French and fit into the location very well!Cant tell you what the prices were...
Not Much Things To Do Here For A Tourist
Miscellaneous: Fontainebleau is not too far away from Paris and is easily accessible by train, coach and car. Other than the impressive castle, there is really nothing much to do here in this sleepy town.
The only advice I can give you to bring along an open mind and lots of FILM for your camera. If you're a technophile, bring along your video cam or digital camera! ;-))
Written Dec 21, 2003
A wonderful historical theater in Fontainebleau, 9 Rue Dénecourt, 77300 Fontainebleau ;just to the right of chateau coming out of it, and on left side of the street.It was finished in 1905, opened in 1912, and recently renovated its salle des fêtes or celebration...
Cruising? Pleasure Boat Port : Fontainebleau
Port du pays de Fontainebleau on the Seine River just 4,8 kms from the chateau.More info in Travelogue on Avon page.Link to intro page: http://members.virtualtourist.com/m/ae2c2/2187e/
There is a beautiful park with the channel, English gardens and the Grotto of a pine grove in vicinities of the palace.You can watch my 3 min 12 sec Video Fontainebleau Park out of my Youtube channel.
Not far from Fontainebleau is the small artist town of Barbizon. It was here where during the period from 1830-1870 that such artists as Francois Millet, Jean-Baptiste-Camille Corot and other lived and worked. There are numerous artists studios and shops. Several homes of...
Fontainebleau is known worlwide among the rock climbers for its extensive facilities when it comes to rock climbing.The sandstone boulders offer a vast range of difficulty, from very easy (for beginners or mountainering training) to nearly impossible (even for world level...
As I stated in my intro this region is a climbers' paradise. Numerous boulders await anyone who's ready to rest his/her abilities. Difficulties range from children's routes to extremely dificult passages for the "happy few". This added to the accessibility and the nature of...
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