Fontainebleau, July 2011

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14 pics, a day trip to Fontainebleau. Joined by Jenny & Keith from London, we went by train through the Forest of Fontainebleau, a former royal hunting park, then by bus to Fontainebleau village and a short walk to the Château de Fontainebleau. The Palace of Fontainebleau is one of the largest French royal châteaux.

A bronze copy of a statue of Diana the hunter, dating from 1813, complete with anatomically but perhaps not behaviourally correct hunting dogs that made us do a double take. The Pope’s Bedroom where Napoleon hosted Pope Pius VII in 1804, when the pope came to consecrate the emperor, and again in 1812–1814, when the pope was Napoleon’s prisoner. The bed room of Anne of Austria, galleries and the famous library at Fontainebleau.

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