Last weekend Edouard and I went to Fontainebleau to spend some time with his family. Both his parents went to high school there (that’s how they met <3) and all of his aunts & uncles still live in the area.
For those who’ve never heard of it, Fontainebleau is known for it’s magnificent castle: home to French kings and, most notably, Napoleon. It’s only about a half an hour from Paris – Gare de Lyon and is definitely a must see! (For train info: click here).
Personally, the Château de Fontainebleau is my favorite castle in Ile-de-France (My ultimate fav in France is Chambord!). While I like the gardens at Versailles, the castle at Fontainebleau is wonderfully preserved and offers something to see in every room. Plus, that spiral staircase? Perfect for photos! (Every time we go, we see people striking a pose on the stairs. But hey, that’s where we did our wedding photos – so we don’t judge!)
Despite the snow and slush that hit on Friday, we woke up Saturday morning to a beautiful winter day.
It was cold but the sun was shining and the sky was the bluest blue.
So keeping up with our pact to walk every weekend, we headed out towards the center of town to do some shopping… And then over to the castle to walk in its gardens. Below are some photos of our little outing:
Although we had already walked on Saturday, we decided to get out there again on Sunday for one last breath of fresh air before heading back to the city. The weather was dreary though… But we still had a good time 🙂