Fireworks by Fontainebleau Palace
We walked through the palace grounds one sunny afternoon and saw people setting up fireworks for a private convention. We found out that there was to be fireworks around 9:30 pm that night. The palace grounds are closed to the public by late afternoon and we were told that we could watch the fireworks at the park across the palace moat. It was a really cold evening and when we got to the park, we had to walk in pitch blackness. We could hear voices around and that made the trek seem less spooky. The fireworks was spectacular... with the palace in the background and music playing, it was quite the show. The beginning was like it was from a war scene with all the red that covered the palace. The poor swan that was on the water in front of us didn't know what was happening from the booming noise and sparkling fires falling from the sky. It was paddling really quickly and I felt sorry for the bird and a little ashamed at the disturbance the fireworks was causing to the wildlife around. The park wasn't crowded and by the end of the show everyone was clapping with joy.