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Fontainebleau Forest (Foret de Fontainebleau)

Fontainebleau, France
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As featured in Daytrips from Paris
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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UK
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 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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15 reviews 15 reviews
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5 helpful votes 5 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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21 reviews 21 reviews
8 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 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
3 helpful votes 3 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
2 reviews
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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Belo Horizonte
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40 reviews 40 reviews
26 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

Fantastic spot for a picnic! Good for riding a bike , running or just peacefully walking under the trees.

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Chennai (Madras), India
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17 reviews 17 reviews
11 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

Travelled from Paris to Fontainebleau by Train (Navigo pass can be used). We reached around 10AM. We had some snacks and took Cycles for rent (15 Euros/Day). Both mountain and road bikes are available in Fontainebleau. Mountain Bikes are preferable as the tracks are inside forest. (Visit Tourist office next to Cassel) You can get free maps and useful information... More

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Lisbon, Portugal
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24 reviews 24 reviews
5 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

Some areas are great for bouldering with lots of routes of varying difficulty close together in one area. Make sure to get a map, and some local advice, as not all of them are equally good and well marked. We recommend Mont Aigu if you're based in the town and on foot.

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Melun, France
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4 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

This forest is a vivid living space for many natural species in the vicinity of Paris : mushrooms, birds. It demonstrates a great variety of landscapes in a tiny perimeter, which makes its great interest for the wanderer. Its features inspired a school of painting during the XIXth century for the quality of its lights and atmospheres. It also has... More

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Paris, France
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52 reviews 52 reviews
11 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

This forest is enormous, so to review the whole place is impossible. Find what you enjoy: climbing (very technical and world class), cycling - took many trails to ride in a lifetime; of sitting around having a picnic amongst the nature. Great for photography also, so many places to explore.

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