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Fontainebleau Forest (Foret de Fontainebleau)

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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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Endless hiking, biking and climbing paradise - for nature lovers only

We have been coming to the Fontainebleau forests for decades. This vast forest area can be visited all year round. Apart from the many hiking, biking and running trails, the real... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 12, 2015
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Boechout, Belgium
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

We have been coming to the Fontainebleau forests for decades. This vast forest area can be visited all year round. Apart from the many hiking, biking and running trails, the real attraction of the area are the huge sandstone boulders which have attracted generations of climbers worldwide. Photographers can have a ball in the early morning or at sunset, as... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

I was able to trek to the top of the forest, where there a hill that overlooks the city. It's very beautiful

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Staten Island, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2015

Spectacular. A must see if you are staying in Paris. Rent a car for the day. It's so easy to drive around the country side. Just make sure you get GPS and you are all set.

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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

Lovely place to visit. Check out the information and locations at tourist info first. Forest walks - climbing. Historic forest - try and read the history before your visit.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

I cycled around Fontainebleau, through the forest and then into the countryside. An easy 40 miles .I saw road kill of a small wild boar, so look out in the quieter parts.

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Brunswick, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

Please...do not take the bus from the train station to the chateau, otherwise you will miss this lovely green space. Walk up to avenue Franklin Roosevelt through the town of Avon. Take a left on avenue des Carrousses...this will put you at the corner gate of the forest. The, enjoy the lush beauty, trees waving in the breeze and the... More 

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North Vancouver, British Columbia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2015

Travelled through the forest in a wheelchair. Used accessible recommended trails. Not as accessible as labelled. Some asphalt, some hard sand loosened, some roots and rocks, some hills. Recommend a sherpa team with you. Look, study, choose well.

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Ljubljana, Slovenia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2015

The biggest sand playground for kids in the world, not to mention was thousands of blocs menas to there fathers :) Really great sport place.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015

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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Singapore, Singapore
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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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