France: Fontainebleau, Versailles & First Two Nights in Paris March 21st 2010 Saturday, March 20th was a travel day for the most part. On the way to Paris we stopped at Chateau de Fontainebleau, located in the city of Fontainebleau. The Chateau was used by the monarchy as a hunting residence and vacation home of sorts beginning in the 12th century. Zach, Mike and I took our obligatory tourist photos of the grounds and then passed on the formal tour to explore the city. We e ... read more
Europe » France » Île-de-France » Paris Although ultimately a victor in World Wars I and II, France suffered extensive losses in its empire, wealth, manpower, and rank as a dominant nation-state. Nevertheless, France today is one of the most modern countries in the world and is a leader am... ... read more
Why I started a blog:
Between 03/11/10-03/29/10 I traveled throughout Europe as part of Drake University's DrakeSMART travel abroad program. We visited Denmark, Sweden, Germany, Switzerland, France, Ireland and England. I thought this would be a great way to stay in touch with friends and family and it worked out very well! I will continue to use TravelBlog when I travel abroad, perhaps even when I make it to an interesting place right here in the US.
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