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Fontainebleau Forest (Foret de Fontainebleau)

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“rock climbing”(7 reviews)
“vast area”(2 reviews)
“great walk”(2 reviews)
This 49,000-acre forest is one of the biggest in France.
Suggested duration: More than 3 hours
Fontainebleau, France
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It is a great way to spend the day. Beautiful views of nature and perfect hiking / biking / cycling along the forest. This is one of the best possible escapes from Paris to have contact with nature.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank amandallorens99
Reviewed November 4, 2018 via mobile

Interesting extensive forests to explore with walks and boulders to climb. Plenty of varied graded problems and circuits to follow although make sure you have an up to date climbing guide of the area as there are new problems and problem numbers have changed from...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Linda C
Reviewed October 23, 2018

You can walk for hours in this park-forest. You need a horse or a bike. Well kept. Lots of water. Nice.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank irina t
Reviewed October 22, 2018 via mobile

No need to say much about font. If you are a climber you already know. If you are not, it is a good place to see and feel the magic of boulder climbing experience.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank paphellas
Reviewed October 5, 2018

Lots of biking trails. We went to Barbizone which is a cute little town with nice eateries. The forest itself wasnt remarkable but outdoors with clean air can never be bad.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Shreyansh182
Reviewed September 17, 2018

What diverse topography to enjoy a picnic, go mushroom hunting, look for wild boar or other wildlife or simply walk (or drive) in terrain that will be a gift to all of your senses. In the 1950's I would ride a bike in this beautiful...More

Date of experience: January 2018
Thank Blitz P
Reviewed September 17, 2018

We can't say enough terrific things about the forest. It was peaceful, absolutely gorgeous and the climbing was FANTASTIC! So, so many routes and problems to enjoy. We had an incredible time in the forest. It was relaxing - even when climbing - and just...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank JohnFS_travel
Reviewed August 4, 2018 via mobile

Endless opportunities of biking , hiking, and rock climbing. Hundreds of trails, some still show pavements that are 200 years old.

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed July 11, 2018 via mobile

The road signs warn you of wild boar and deer. As you walk the trails through the forest you keep and eye open even though your mouse probably will scare them off. That said, what a brilliant place to walk, hike and mountain bike. Saw...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank ShaneABurke
Reviewed July 9, 2018 via mobile

We opted to do the ‘Promenade de l’Erosion’. It was a very hot day, but there was plenty of shade. The signalisation was poor, we met young families who were also finding it difficult to find the right path. The views were well worth the...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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November 4, 2017|
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Response from Ricjol | Reviewed this property |
this area is very sandy so it will be hard or impossible to go there with a scooter
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Response from Ellkaat | Reviewed this property |
Sneakers would be fine, the forest is quite flat and the terrain is sandy, not rocky or difficult to walk on. It's walkable in flip flops!