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Old Apr 10th, 2017, 01:18 AM
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Yep...It's definitely in zone 5...which means the 1-5 zone pass loaded on your Navigo Card will cover it.

And, as stated before, the train instructions are on the Fontainebleau site:

http://www.musee-chateau-fontaineble...t-Here?lang=en

At the bottom are two links--one to a map (so-so quality) and the other to the train schedule ( http://www.musee-chateau-fontaineble...ET_PARIS-2.pdf ) which may or may not be up-to-date, but should give you a general idea of the trip.

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Old Apr 10th, 2017, 11:17 AM
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Success! Thank you so much to everyone who helped me find the train to Fontainebleau. The second time was a piece of cake!
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Old Apr 10th, 2017, 03:00 PM
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Good to hear that!
See you very soon, hope to hear about details of your Fontainebleau adventure.
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Old Apr 10th, 2017, 03:03 PM
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We are planning Fontainebleau for June so I am bookmaking this. Glad it was a success Gomiki
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Old Apr 11th, 2017, 03:58 AM
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Just for you Gominki, in case you didn't know : on this day 2013 years ago Napoleon was stripped of his power.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Treaty...inebleau_(1814)

and the well known picture where Napoleon takes leave of his old guard :

https://www.histoire-image.org/etude...-20-avril-1814
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Old Apr 11th, 2017, 08:28 AM
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Merci! I did not know the date.
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Old Apr 11th, 2017, 11:58 AM
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there is much more to Fontainbleau than the palace-such as the vast forest stretching out of town for miles- with the famous artist villages such as Barbizon.
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Old Apr 11th, 2017, 01:40 PM
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PalenQ, that is the problem I have in Paris and its surrounds. There is so much more to everything and my time is always too short.
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Old May 11th, 2017, 10:58 AM
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gomiki, thank you for posting this. DH and I have been considering a day trip to Fontainebleau next month and now I have all the details. We thought about going on a tour Maitaitom-style where we would also get to revisit Vaux-le-Vicomte but our own pace is probably the best choice for us.
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Old May 11th, 2017, 11:04 AM
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Scootoir, I hope you go. It's easy and and a nice day trip. If you click on my name i have a trip report and there is a bit more info. I hope you have a lovely time.
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Old May 12th, 2017, 09:00 PM
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gomiki,

Important question, did you have lunch in the town or chateau at Fontainebleau? We may go there on our anniversary (depending on the weather) and would like to have a good meal.
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Old May 13th, 2017, 05:48 AM
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Scootoir, we did not have lunch there. You might find this helpful. https://thesavvybackpacker.com/city-...y-trips-paris/ Scroll down to Fontainebleau and you will see

Happy Anniversary and I hope you do a trip report!
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Old May 13th, 2017, 06:36 AM
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"Fontainebleu's train station is called Fontainebleu-Avon - about a mile or so from the chateau -I walked it easily but there are buses and of course taxis."

True, as it's an easy walk. I did it back in the 80s and it was very pleasant and Fontainebleau and its surroundings were very nice. Don't give up in trying to get there. Just give it another try.

Happy Travels!
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Old May 13th, 2017, 08:11 AM
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Thanks for the link Gomiki, we'll take a look at Bistrot 9. It has been 30 years since I visited Fontainebleau and I look forward to returning. I usually write trip reports and hope to post in July.
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