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Fontainebleau Forest (Foret de Fontainebleau)

Fontainebleau, France
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Type: Forests
Fee: No
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Description: This 49,000-acre forest is one of the biggest in France.
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France
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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
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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58 reviews 58 reviews
14 attraction reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
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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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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 reviews 5 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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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12 reviews 12 reviews
9 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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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20 reviews 20 reviews
7 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
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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31 reviews 31 reviews
9 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
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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Reading, United Kingdom
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22 reviews 22 reviews
9 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

The forest is full of walking trails. It's worth buying a map to make sure that you find your way as it's very large.

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

Happened to take a group walk through the Fontainebleau Forest and enjoyed every moment of it. While we did go down the trodden path, it was refreshing as one smelt the clean forest air and walked through nature in its purest form. Something I would recommend for anyone visiting Paris and especially Fontainebleau.

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