Lemon's mix: Palace of Fontainebleau, France

Tuesday, August 5, 2014

Palace of Fontainebleau, France

Touring Palace of Fontainebleau is like travelling through time! This Sixteenth Century palace is surrounded by a gorgeous park and combines Renaissance and French artistic traditions. All members of French ruling dynasties have lived within these walls and the opulent décor is more than worth seeing.

While visiting this place, I particularly enjoyed the calm and the actuality, to look at everything at my own pace. No boring tour guide, no pushing and shoving from one room to another and of course: Plenty of time to have a walk in the gardens. Truly a perfect day!

 Palace of Fontainebleau © Lemon's mix

We arrived at Fontainebleau forenoon by train (from Paris) and hopped on the bus to get to Rue Dénecourt. Once there, we bought ourselves some French treats from a nearby bakery and minutes later, we enjoyed the treats in the beautiful garden.  

After a while and tons of pictures, we were ready to enter the palace and do the audio guided tour:

© Lemon's mix

The upper left and the lower photograph are showing Napoleon’s throne room which is still in its original state. The upper right photograph shows the Chapel of the Trinity.

Napoleon’s throne room © Lemon's mix

These are the sovereign Grands Appartements including on the left: Anne of Austria's bedchamber and on the right: Marie Antoinette’s bedchamber (she actually never used it).

Royal apartments © Lemon's mix
Royal apartments © Lemon's mix

Palace of Fontainebleau is less than an hour from Paris and one of the largest of all the French royal châteaus. Many historic events happened in here and several royals were born within this walls. Visiting Château de Fontainebleau was really a good idea and a perfect addition to Château de Versailles. I loved it!!!