I walk to Fontainebleau several times a week. The walk from my house to the chateau gardens is about 20 mins through a beautiful park crisscrossed by canals. I keep thinking I will set my first romance novel here. Something about a chamber maid, a stable boy, and a jewel heist. This article is by Thad Carhart, an American who lived in Fonty as a child, when his father, a military officer, was stationed here. I'm reading his memoir, Finding Fontainebleau. It's pretty good, and I've learned a lot about the place I now call home.