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Fontainebleau Forest (Foret de Fontainebleau)

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Address: Fontainebleau, France
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
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This 49,000-acre forest is one of the biggest in France.

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Simply beautiful

Fontainebleau's forest is incredible. Its ideal for a nice walk. Its huge so you can take different routes. I recommend it for tourists as well as people like me who have family... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed December 26, 2015
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London, United Kingdom
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27 reviews
6 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2015 via mobile

Fontainebleau's forest is incredible. Its ideal for a nice walk. Its huge so you can take different routes. I recommend it for tourists as well as people like me who have family in town and are regular visitors

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2015

The Fontainebleau forest is an excellent place if you want to go have a walk. If you come there for a longer period, you can go for rock climbing.

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Thank Ulysse H
Fontainebleau, France
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11 reviews
6 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2015

I'm partial to this place since it is my backyard but it probably offers some of the finest bouldering on Earth. Slopers, crimps, dynos, slabs, traverses, you name it, this place has it. It is a fragile environment though, so remember to bring a soft brush to clean up the chalk you've used, to use as little chalk as possible,... More 

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Thank Adrien G
Paris, France
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7 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2015

Just a short train trip from Paris there are many destinations that are accessible. Beautiful just to go for a hike in any season and great for climbing in world class conditions.

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Thank Eric H
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17 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2015

Its a huge forest and there are boars roaming freely. Good for hikers or bicyclist. I appreciated how quiet it was.

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Thank Paul R
LA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2015

The town of Fontainebleau is located a few mile outside of Paris, it makes for a nice day trip when in the cite of lights by train. The first thing one notices about the town is how bleak it looks and that it is full of greenery and shrubbery. There is a small café and it makes for a nice... More 

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Thank camnowik
Manitou Springs, Colorado
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2015

It was a rainy day, so we kept dry walking around this amazing Palace which kept our interest. One had to pay for the audio device, but it was worth it to us

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2015

Travelling through the forest you realise this was the same hunting grounds used by the French kings a few centuries ago.

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Thank JohnC27
Albuquerque, New Mexico
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2015

this is an amazing place for bouldering for climbers of all ages and ability levels. Plus, it is a lovely place for taking photos.

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Los Angeles, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2015

Huge doesn't adequately describe it fully, and there's a lot to see & do here, as you'll note from the French locals. The forest is green & thick with trails cut through for walking, biking & horseback riding. Even saw some guys with kayaks in there. Explore, picnic and have a fun outing...

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