Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Chateaux of the France

Last end of summer in Paris, we (my wife was with me) visited some of the Chateaux around Paris. Most of people know famous Chateau de Versailles Castle. I personally didn't found it very great just because it has huge garden and lake. There is less of attractive I found. Its more crowded with lots of people rushing in and out. 

I liked another nearby Chateaux. Royal Chateau de Fontainebleau! Place is 40 min away by RER or some train going from Gare-de-Lyon to South side of France. Place is also covered in zone 6 costing you 14Euro to and fro journey by Bus service. 


Here are details copied from

Paris to Fontainebleau by Train

Departure station => Paris-Gare de Lyon
Train Line => Transilien or Ter
Direction => Laroche-Migennes / Montereau / Montargis / Sens
Arrival Station => Fontainebleau-Avon (Zone 5)
Ticket => Billet Ile-de-France - Fontainebleau–Avon
Price => 8,40€ one way
Passes Accepted => Carte Orange/Pass Navigo, Ticket Mobilis, Paris Visite Card
Attractions => INSEAD, Forest of Fontainebleau, Chateau Fontainebleau
First Train / Last Train => 06:05 / 23:35 (see notes)

PDF with timetable:
you will also get this timetable if you visit ticket window at Gare de Lyon. 

and return :

More details:

Place is beautiful to spend time with family and close group. Palace has more French history. The pond nearby Palace makes it more beautiful in view. Good to visit in Summer.

Here are some photoes:

Here is official website :

The famous INSEAD school of Management is right there.


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