Saturday, August 29, 2009

The Château de Fontainebleau

We headed out to Fountainebleu this morning. Here we are going out of Paris.

Eiffel Tower...

The sparkling Seine River...

Fountainebleau has been a retreat for kings since 1137 - including Louis XIV and Napolean. We took the audio tour of the château.

I have serious "helmet hair" today.

The town of Fountainebleau...

We stopped in and had a quick bite at this cute little restaurant.

Actually, we also needed to use their electricity. Our tom-tom died on the way to Fountainebleau so we had to buy a charger and recharge it (to the right of Tom's head). Of course, we asked first before plugging in. We only take small and quiet roads and there was no way we could retrace our steps back to Paris. It took us about 1 1/2 hours each way

My snack - yummy!!


Here we are on our scooter! Actually, it reminds me more of a motorcyle. It has 125cc and can easily get up to 100km per hour.

We made it home with just 30 minutes to spare before we had to leave for a going away party.
A busy and wonderful Saturday!!

1 comment:

Anne in Oxfordshire said...

Wow Dawn that looks great, I am going to do something like that next time, and leave Paris for a day or so!! Looks good!