Last updated on September 8th, 2021 at 12:32 pm
The sun is coming back, so isn’t it the perfect weather to wander around Fontainebleau Castle?
A day trip to Fontainebleau castle is a great way to discover more about French History.
PERFECT DAY TRIP TO FONTAINEBLEAU CASTLE
There are many day trips that you can take from Paris, one of them being Fontainebleau. I did visit it a while ago with my friend on a beautiful sunny day.
While it might not be considered as luxurious as Versailles Castle for some, I can tell you this is definitely worth the day trip.
One of the many perks that make Fontainebleau castle worth the visit is that it is a less touristy landmark near Paris, this means a thousand people won’t surround you, and not being able to walk more than 5cm per minute. Which is, believe it or not, pretty impressive. Also, the queue goes by pretty fast, which is exceptionally pleasing.
Besides, the castle interior architecture is just as detailed and inspiring. So if you don’t add it to your Bucket List, you’ll be missing something.
About The Castle
Fontainebleau castle was built during the XIIth to XIXth century and was home to several royals. However, it is mainly remembered as Napoleon, the 1st-second property. He was one of the most famous people who stayed there.
When you first get off the bus, you have to through a vast garden before you make it to the castle entrance.
You can sit on one of the many benches to enjoy a snack, your lunch or solely for a walk around as the garden is beautiful. It’s nothing like Versailles’ Garden, but it’s nice in its way.
The castle architecture and decorations are magnificent. Every piece of art displays across Fontainebleau give the castle’s spacious rooms a unique atmosphere.
Every piece and room are well detailed with what the rooms used them for, and for which royals occupied the rooms etc… Although, if you don’t like to read, you can always get the audio tour option for a couple more euros.
This clock can be found at the very end of the tour; the picture, sadly, does not give it any justice at all nor looks pretty as you can see my silly self in the reflection. However, it is gorgeous, so well detailed I HAD to include it in my post.
Useful Informations To Visit Fontainebleau Caslte
How to Access ↠ Train @ Gare de Lyon then Bus Line 1
Shuttles with PARISCityVISION
Car – A6
How to get the ticket ↠ If you’re a European Citizen under 26 years old, you can visit a circuit for free. Otherwise, the ticket is 11€.
Tell me, have you ever been to Fontainebleau Castle? Would you want to visit it?
The list of day trips you can take from Paris is quite long as there are many gorgeous places to visit in France. If you love castles, another excellent day trip to take is the visit to the Chateau Pierrefonds. You can read more about it in this Guide to visit Chateau Pierrefonds.
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Guide To One Day In Fontainebleau, France