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Le massif forestier de Fontainebleau (T)

Grendel Gongan USA - 18-Apr-19

Le massif forestier de Fontainebleau (T)

I visited the Forest of Fontainebleau in large part because I was in the midst of a long trip to Paris and wanted a few days away from the crowds (I also wanted to see the Chateaux of Fontainebleau and Vaux le Vicomte, neither of which disappointed). I was vaguely familiar with the Barbizon School of painters, which is why the village of Barbizon caught my eye as a place to stay. I'm happy to report a visit to the forest is absolutely worth it. Even on the very hot, fairly busy weekend I visited (over the Bastille Day holiday), you could see why a school of French painters, inspired by the great Dutch and English landscape artists, were drawn here

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Thingvellir

Grendel Gongan USA - 18-Apr-19

Thingvellir

This could probably be said of all World Heritage Sites, but a little bit of research makes a huge difference for how you'll experience Thingvellir. If you do the standard stop-off along the Golden Circle, you'll see a very nice view across a scenic valley (assuming the weather is clear, which is a big gamble based on my admittedly limited experience in Iceland), a lovely waterfall, and, if you go to the gorgeous new visitor center, an excellent introduction of the geological, ecological, and cultural importance of the park. But Thingvellir (and, really, Iceland in general) is a place that deserves a deeper dive. Read up on the geology of Iceland before you go

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