You can watch all the period dramas you like, but Keira Knightley and co can't get close to what it must have _really_ been like at Château de Fontainebleau. This sovereign residence for eight centuries was home to all manner of pomp and circumstance. The walls can't talk, but they can show you what it was like during the heydays of French royalty....
- * The security check is mandatory for all visitors * Big bags and suitcases aren't allowed inside and there are no lockers available Getting There = * From the Gare de Lyon in Paris, take the train (line R) to Montargis-Sens and get off at Fontainebleau-Avon * From Fontainebleau, take the bus (line 1) to Les Lilas and get off at the Château * Under-18s, EU residents under 26, disabled people and their carers get in free with a valid ID * Free admission on the first Sunday of each month, except July and August Show your smartphone ticket at the entrance, after the security check.
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