Monday, November 2, 2009

Fountainbleu- Day 3

We got a late start today.  We slept in until around 10 a.m.  Once we got on the road, off to Fountainbleu!



The gardens and grounds are exquisite!  I have never seen such a beautiful, massive chateau!
  

Fountainblu is a huge  with 1900 rooms. Just about every inch of the place is adorned with ornate woodwork, marble, gold gilded carvings, tapestries, and paintings. Much of the furniture is original from the Renaissance period, though much of it had to be retrieved because the palace was sacked and looted during the Revolution and all the furniture stolen. 



We spent several hours exploring the grounds and the inside.  I think we walked until our feet ached and our stomachs growled!  We parked in the back of the chateau, behind the back gate. By the time we left the chateau and walked towards our car, we realized that we were locked in.  After about 30 minutes of walking in the rain, we found our way out!  



Our mishap of the day- I dropped and broke my new Cannon camera (the small one- not the Rebel).  It seems like something happens every day, but that is ok.  I am in France... what else could a girl ask for!






4 comments:

Karen said...

How beautiful Fountainblue is! I wish I were there with you guys. I'm so proud of your positive attitude with your mishaps. You go girl!

Jennifer Bohnart said...

wowsa! so happy you are keeping us up to date with your adventures! have fun!

Fabulous Flamingo said...

Simplement merveilleux. Désolé pour votre téléphone. Au revoir.

I can still slap a few french words together. Translation:
Simply marvelous. Sorry about your phone. Good bye. :)

Cathy

Fabulous Flamingo said...

oops!... I meant "Sorry about your camera"

"désolé pour votre appareil photo"

I tried!:)

Cathy