This weekend we made a short leap to Fontainebleau! The home of a beautiful chateau where one of the Louis’ was born. Napoleon and a pope lived there at one time as well.
Fontainebleau is about 30 minutes outside of Paris by train. It is still within the Paris metro zones though, so the ticket is cheap! Buy a one day, all zones pass at the ticket counter for a 7.80 euros train ticket. If you have a Navigo pass, you can also use this to take the train on the weekends. The train departs from Gare de Lyon. The trains are up top, so you have to take an escalator to get to the main platform. You will want a Transilien or Ter train heading toward Laroche-Migennes, Montereau, Montargis or Sens. Get off at Fontainebleau-Avon station and hop on the bus shuttle which is directly outside the station. Follow the crowd and you will get on the right bus. Here’s more information on getting to Fontainebleau, but trust me on the ticket, you will just need a one day all zones pass to get out there.
It was absolutely vacant when we got there! What luck! Must be because we went at the beginning of April. It was SO nice not having it crawling with tourists. It was freezing (45 degrees abouts) but we still managed to take some awesome photos outside.
And a jumping photo, of course!!
See, told you! Vacant!
My camera died so I got a couple pics of the inside on my iPhone.
Cannot wait to go back when it’s a bit warmer to have a picnic on the lawn!