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I will admit that the castle doesn’t look as grand as Versailles but the rooms inside are just as impressive.
Henry II, Henry IV, from Louis XIII to Louis XVI and Napoleon had all spent some time in the castle. It was once a favorite residence for the Kings because of the abundant game in the surrounding forest for hunting. The castle had undergone expansion and changes during the years to finally become how it is currently.
I can’t explain the history or function behind each of the room in the castle but let me show you some photos that I have taken…
After the visit of the castle, there is a huge garden for you to relax. You can even explore the forest in Fontainebleau if time allows.
The only downside may be transportation. Unlike Versailles, there is no direct train to go to Fontainebleau. Located at 55km southeast of Paris, you will need to take a train and then change to bus to go to Fontainebleau. It takes much longer than it should have but it is an excellent choice for a day trip out of Paris.
Bonne visite 🙂