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Fontainebleau Forest (Foret de Fontainebleau)

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Address: Fontainebleau, France
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Fee: No
Description: This 49,000-acre forest is one of the biggest in France.
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Chateaux de Fontainebleau and Vaux le Vicomte Day Trip from Paris

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A must see if you visit Fontainebleau

Surrounding Fontainebleau is the Kings forest. This area is great for walking, hiking, running and mountain biking. You can easily spend days getting lost in the Forest. The... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 24, 2015
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Paris, France
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Paris, France
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17 reviews 17 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

Surrounding Fontainebleau is the Kings forest. This area is great for walking, hiking, running and mountain biking. You can easily spend days getting lost in the Forest. The best time of the year to tour through the forest is in the spring or Autumn. There are many different paths throughout the forest and it is cut in a number of... More 

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Serris, France
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2015

Have visited many times and never tire of coming. There is so much to see wether you are on foot walking, or biking or even horse riding. So many different paths to follow and it is quiet easy to get lost ! But that is all part of the fun. One of my favourite things is exploring around the rocks... More 

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France
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

This is one of the largest national forests in France and so well tended. My husband and I enjoy walking our dog there each weekend along the kilometers of well trodden and cleared (for the most part) paths. The Tour Denencourt offers a great view of the surroundings. The beautiful low placed rock formations make it magical for kids of... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

Especially in the autumn, when the leaves change color every day. Take a mountain bike and tour the forest, or just trek around.

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Bowral
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10 reviews 10 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

My partner and I stayed in a private apartment on air bnb which backed onto the forest. Absolutely beautiful, lovely walking path for all types of walkers/adventurers. We ended up following a very long walk which felt never ending but we found a stunning lookout which was completely worth it. If your staying in barbizon or Fontainebleau it is a... More 

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Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

Great place to go for a hike with the kids or a long solo run. The Fontainebleau tourist office has detailed maps of the forest that are quite helpful.

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Toronto, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

Very scenic. Make sure to get a map because all trails looks the same and may be difficult to find way out.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

Bouldering heaven, loads of different spots, well marked routes with mostly easy sandy landings. Worth buying a guide book.

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Wroclaw, Poland
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21 reviews 21 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

This is really beautiful forest, impressive rocks and great paths through it make your hike really exciting. Views from the top of the rocks are also breathtaking, great place to spend some time in.

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

Whether you're into hiking, running, mountain biking, rock climbing or simply looking to chil out with the family and kids and have a picnic in a stunning environment, the forest of Fontainebleau is certain to suit your needs. i loved mountain biking through it as it presents all the challenges you could ask for: boulders, sandy paths, woody paths, dirth... More 

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