PARIS DAY TRIP TO FONTAINEBLEAU | One of the best day trips from Paris 👌

Come explore Fontainebleau township, Fontainebleau Castle and Forest with me on a day trip away from Paris! Short but oh-so sweet!
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How do you get there?
If you want to get to Fontainebleau from Paris by public transport, take a Transilien train from Gare de Lyon heading towards Migennes, Montargis or Montereau. You want to get off at Fontainebleau-Avon (normally the first, second or third stop), and the journey should take around 40 minutes. Trains run between every 20 and 90 minutes and the ticket costs 8.85€ each way, unless you have a Navigo or five-zone Paris Visite card. Once at the station, you can head directly into the forest or take Bus 1 in the direction of Les Lilas to the Château de Fontainebleau, which will take about 15 minutes. You can also walk the three kilometers into the town in under 40 minutes.

Fresh air fills your lungs on arriving in the classy town of Fontainebleau. It’s enveloped by the 280 sq km Forêt de Fontainebleau, which is as big a playground today as it was in the 16th century, with superb walking and rock-climbing opportunities. Situated 68km southeast of Paris, the town grew up around its magnificent château, one of the most beautifully decorated and furnished in France.

What is there to see?
The Château de Fontainebleau is, of course, at the top of most people’s list of things to see in this town 55 km southeast of Paris. Its 1,500 rooms, including Marie Antoinette’s Turkish boudoir and Napoleon III’s lavish theater, have been preserved or immaculately restored in recent years. Set within 130 acres of formal gardens and parkland, this UNESCO World Heritage Site lives up to and exceeds expectations. It is a monument depicting the whole of French culture in (relative) miniature. The palace and the town are surrounded by the Forêt de Fontainebleau. The 25,000 hectares of woodland contain 1,600 km of walking trails, great spots for bouldering, hiking and horse riding, and amazing biodiversity, including its own endemic tree species. If it’s your kind of thing, you can also visit the grave of Katherine Mansfield — the prominent modernist short story writer from New Zealand — in the local cemetery.

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madeline parrish says:

Ah, I love Fontainebleau. So underrated and a perfect day trip for sure 🙂

Edouard ESK says:

Hello !
Rosie you were right next to where I live! My wife works every day in Paris (35 min by train) and I work a lot in home office (once a week at the office in Paris). It’s a choice we made. This allows us to live better in harmony with nature, in a house on a large lot (impossible in Paris).
Very nice video !

grill38 says:

Très joli Vlog mademoiselle Rosie future Duchesse de Fontainebleau et les plans avec le drône c’est top mais 5 minutes ça passe trop vite 🙁
– Le plus poétique des châteaux c’est celui de Chenonceau,
– Le plus beau des jardins et potager c’est celui de Villandry,
– Le plus féerique c’est celui de Pierrefonds,
– Le plus raffiné c’est celui de Fontainebleau,
– Le plus Classique c’est celui de Vaux-le-Vicomte,
– Le plus “dessiné” (Tintin, Château de Moulinsart) c’est celui de Cheverny,
– Le plus élégant qui sera connu pour ses prisonniers célèbres c’est celui de Saumur,
– Le plus vaste c’est celui de Chambord,
– Le plus haut c’est celui de Vincennes,
– Le plus perché c’est celui du Haut-Kœnigsbourg,
– Le plus médiéval c’est celui de Carcassonne,
– Et le plus Royal c’est Versailles!

HAUS Olivier says:

Magnifique vidéo tournée dans de superbes décors. Je suis pour ce genre de vidéo à 100%.
Merci Rosie de nous faire voyager et rêver.
Bisous amicaux et ” à bientôt “

2v1c says:

Well..if you are into castle… cute city and peaceful forest…a 45 mn train ride from gare du Nord will take you to Compiègne.. perfect for day or weekend trip

Chris Gordon says:

Magnifique ! I was just recently in Paris and now I’m kicking myself for not having taken a trip to Fontainebleau

Styrian Tuscany says:

I loved this video so much :-))) This castle is amazing …………. I don’t find words to describe it.
I would love to see videos from your day trips. The more, the better 😉

Laura Anthony says:

Lovely video! It was really nice to see parts of France, I hope to visit that castle one day❤️

lemoussaillon says:

Vidéo très sympathique qui, j’espère, ne vous a pas trop empêché de bien profiter de votre moment.

Charlotte Pelloquin says:

Bonjour je viens de découvrir votre chaine j avais une question pour vous esque vous savez parler français couramment ?

Manonb travels says:

I love Fontainebleau! I’m actually going there soon I think. Super vidéo comme d’hab!

Reinventing50s says:

You forgot to explain that Fontainebleau castle was built from François I (Renaissance) to Napoléon I (First Empire). It was the favourite castle of the emperor and his memory is everywhere there. It is said to be the second most beautiful castle in France after Versailles. The forest is absolutly stunning because of its rocks, sand and remarquable trees. Everything reminds you it was a see a long, long time ago.

cmolodiets says:

you’re having fun with your drone

Imre Hundertwasser says:

Very nice.

mignonthon says:

That stairs when napoleon speek to his old guard ( i visited fontainebleau 2 month ago i’m french, there wasn’t 2 chair near the napoleon throne, i wanted so much to sit here but forbidden))

Sandra Allouis says:

J’habite à Fontainebleau je suis la seule ?

Suzette Calleja says:

Is it possible to add a translate below the French comments so we can read what lovely things the other people are saying? I actually saw this on another persons You Tube site below the comments, and it was wonderful to see what other people were thinking. Love your site.

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