Our last stop on this holiday was Fontainbleau, to visit the chateau, of course, but between Sens and there is the Arboretum National des Barres. It could even be considered to be on the way, if you don't mind driving two sides of a triangle. ;) So, we have an arboretum, they have Maple trees, and it's Autumn. What's not to like?
There was also a temporary mushroom exhibition at the arboretum. The thing I don't like about wild mushrooms is that at exhibitions like this one you get descriptive panels saying things like "This mushroom here is delicious, ideal for beef soups and stews. Not to be confused with this identical-looking one over here, that if you as much as sniff it, will cause a lingering and painful death". On average about 30 people die in France each year from eating poisonous mushrooms. That's even more than die in France each year when hunters mistake people for deer or wild boar or some other thing with four legs. Nah.