One can only hope for good weather when visiting fabulous cities, but the colder months do tend to offer up the worst conditions. Cold temperatures, wind, and various precipitations can be a constant threat. So it was in Paris last week, where we thought the rain would never stop. Some of the folks there for Fashion Week undoubtedly ruined their Manolo Blahnik shoes. Ah mon Dieu!
The Clued In Travel Book team visited the palace at Fontainebleau for the first time ever, a real treat on a March day when we were often the only people in the rooms. Compared to the (usually) crowded palace at Versailles, Chateau Fontainebleau definitely gave it a run for the money. Built for generations of French royals, it was later the favorite of Napoleon Bonaparte.
Getting to the quaint town of Fontainebleau from Paris’ Gard de Lyon station could not have been easier…just three stops on the train and then a €2 shuttle bus to the palace grounds. And yes, we will definitely be including it in our 2018 edition of Clued In Paris!
Check out our Clued In Paris blog page link [above] for photos of this truly glorious palace.