"We're castled out!" is how my six year-old put it. I can't blame them though, it was too beautiful a day outside, and as beautiful, well-preserved and steeped in history as the castles of France are - I too have been feeling like I have seen quite enough lately. Castle-viewing fatigue? The gardens were gorgeous and we settled for a meander to walk off lunch. Fontainebleau is a forty-five minute drive from Paris; it is known as a great place for rock-climbing, mountain-biking and hiking, in addition it's famed for its forest and of course, its château.
Lunch was at L'Ovale, where we tucked into their scrumptious pasta dishes and delightful beef carpaccio.
L'Ovale is at 3 rue de France, Fontainebleau.
Then the walk around the castle grounds, where a lot of picture were taken. All can be seen here.