40 miles south-east of Paris, in the heart of the Fontainebleau forest, you will discover the magnificent palace of Henri II and Catherine de Medici.

Adored by the royalties of France for its proximity to Paris and abundant hunting grounds, the Chateau de Fontainebleau was a significant place throughout French history, involving emblematic individuals such as Francois I and Napoleon.

Today, it’s far away from being as crowded as Versailles castle, and is a beautiful place to visit.

On the way to Fontainebleau but much closer to Paris center is Vincennes. Situated in the suburbs of Paris, Vincennes is known for its Chateau de Vincennes, a medieval castle, its woods, Bois de Vincennes, and its zoo that just opened few years ago after huge reconstruction work.

Our Travelers’ Reviews

Clemmer & David
France Just for You - Emile and Laura - accomplished the task with skill and knowledge. Accommodations were excellent with lots of local color, suggestions for parking a large SUV were helpful, solving on the spot problems was handled with expertise and courtesy, sites were overwhelmingly beautiful. The guide book is the best. All the guides were …
Sheldon
We began planning this trip over a year before our departure date. We have done a lot of traveling but this trip was for our 25th wedding anniversary! Once we decided upon France as our destination all that was left was to get all the details taken care of. Based on previous adventures, we knew that we wanted to drive ourselves on a self- directed …
Bev & Jeff from the US
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Our Travelers’ Photos

Alan & Lucelle
From South Africa
In Mont Saint Michel at the border between Brittany & Normandy
Georgia & Matt from Australia
Cooking fresh stawberries from Carpentras in Provence
Bruce from Australia
Cooking outdoor in Provence, bon appétit !
Patricia, Brandon, Alyssa & Anika
from Canada
in a cellar in the Loire Valley
Yvette & David
from the US
on the French Riviera, near Nice
Ginger & Tom
from the US
On the Eiffel Tower
Sue & Chris
Romantic night in Montecarlo
Ginger & Tom
from the US
At their B&B in the Loire Valley
Diana & Michael
A glass of wine in the Provence vineyards, what else ?
Maureen & Victor
from the US
Visiting an Abbey in the Loire Valley
Ashish, Kaushiki & Kailash
From the US
In Paris, across the Seine river from the Louvre Museum
Bonnie & her 2 daughters
from Canada
In Ménerbes, Provence