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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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Description: This 49,000-acre forest is one of the biggest in France.
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Now I understand what it was like for the King and Court to 'go hunting'.

On reading French history, every King is always 'Going Hunting.' Now I can understand the English hunting scene, but in France every one goes hunting in the forest - that is not... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 22, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 NEW

On reading French history, every King is always 'Going Hunting.' Now I can understand the English hunting scene, but in France every one goes hunting in the forest - that is not like in England where they race, or fox hunt over open ground. In Australia if you went hunting in the bush you would be ripped to shreds with... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015

its beautiful and worth going for a job if not a proper trek. there are also rock climbing options available with the forest. Besides greenery and nature, you may also occasional chance upon the ladies of the night plying their trade.....but heck just ignore and enjoy the forest and sun

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

Fontainebleau forest is an hour-drive away from Paris-Charles-de-Gaulle airport when traffic is OK. The first thing to do is to purchase an "IGN" map (select the GPS-compatible map ref. 2417 OTR). It is very easy to find the way through the forest: each path and hiking trails have a name, and at every single crossing the directions are very well... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

Very interesting place to just wander around. If you like bouldering or biking the place is just for you. Thousands of boulders and even more problems to think about. A must visit if you are a climber!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

This is the best place in the world to climb. Roads can be a little difficult to find at times.....take a good map of climbing areas.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

The most developed climbing area in the world and a Mecca for boulderers. Impossible to get tired of this place as there's always lots to do.

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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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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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