One Last Hurrah at Chateau de Fontainebleau

I hope you’ve enjoyed my posts of the gorgeous Chateau de Fontainebleau. We started the series with a picnic at the edge of the carp pond looking across at the gorgeous Chateau and, most recently, saw the Gallery of Diana and the Stairway of the King. In between we wandered the outside of the Chateau before heading inside to be taken with the gorgeous rooms and decor.

I tend to take a lot of photos (this shouldn’t shock anyone at this point), so to finish off I’m going to share with you several of the things that I loved but wasn’t able to squeeze into any of the previous posts. Some are pieces of art, some are decorative details and others are full rooms that I enjoyed. I hope you like them too.

I often hear Chateau de Fontainebleau being compared to Chateau de Versailles and I totally get it. I’ve been to Versailles twice and really did love it (especially the guided The Private Apartments of the Kings tour I took). The one major letdown for me, though, was the crowds. Some areas were so incredibly jam packed with people that it was difficult to enjoy the surroundings.

My visit to Fontainebleau was very different. I would be surprised if you told me that there were more than 50 visitors total the afternoon we were there. It was a truly enjoyable experience having the place almost to ourselves. And for that reason, if I had to choose one over the other for a return visit, Fontainebleau would win hands down.

Thank you for joining me on my trip down memory lane. Later today I’ll be hopping on a plane to visit another place known for its over-the-top excess (although a different kind entirely!).

See you tomorrow, from Las Vegas!

Bonne journée!

Marla

3 thoughts on “One Last Hurrah at Chateau de Fontainebleau

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  1. These are fabulous pictures! I too tend to take lots of photos of a similar nature and, when one finds herself in such magnificent places, it is hard not too.
    We were lucky with the cowds in Versailles, except in the Hall of Mirrors, but the gardens were mainly empty because it was raining, which we didn’t mind. Did you get to see the Musical Fountains there? There were only 2 more couples with us, so we practically had it to ourselves.

    Vegas? I look forward to seeing your photos already.

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  2. Absolutely lovely. Particularly the statue “La pudeur cède à l’Amour”!
    How would that go in English? “Modesty yields to Love?” 🙂
    Fontainebleau is now on my Paris list.
    Thank you.

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