Recently, I had three hours to enjoy the quaint village of Fontainebleau before heading off on a guided tour of the famous Palace of Fontainebleau. After enjoying a quiet meal that consisted of French onion soup, slices of fresh bread, and delicious red wine, I grabbed a book from the pint-sized English book shop, Reelbooks and headed off to discover a chateau I had only known through books.
Once the tour ended, I had walked through eight centuries of history! My personal highlights included: Napoleon's throne room, along with Josephine's bed chambers, Marie Antoinette's card room and her mother of pearl writing desk, and last but not least, a library that housed over 40,000 volumes of leather bound books.
From beginning to end, this trip exceeded expectations!