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Fontainebleau Forest (Foret de Fontainebleau)

Fontainebleau, France
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This 49,000-acre forest is one of the biggest in France.
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  • Average2%
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Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
Fontainebleau, France
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Reviewed 12 September 2017 via mobile

There are paved trails going directly to Barbizon and unpaved trails for hiking. I was biking so I used the paved Trail it was very nice.

1  Thank Jean P
Reviewed 18 August 2017

Nice to walk around in this beautiful forest. There are several routes one can take and the landscape keeps changing. Good birdlife for spotters as well

Thank werdlerswereld
Reviewed 18 August 2017 via mobile

The amount of climbing available here is wonderful. There's boulders within 10mins walk from the town, each with varying skill levels for every climber

Thank CualquieresCosas
Reviewed 18 June 2017 via mobile

There is an exceptional amount of bouldering to be done in this Forrest. We spent a solid 4 days climbing and have barely scratched the surface! Lots of great shaded areas for lunch and the paths/circuits are all reasonably self explanatory. The problems are tough...More

2  Thank Lianne S
Reviewed 1 June 2017 via mobile

Bouldering here is awesome! Can't recommend it highly enough for any climbers out there. Take a car as it's needed to make the most out of it.

Thank Tom R
Reviewed 24 May 2017 via mobile

So many interesting places to visit in forest with gorges and rocks and sandy areas. Teens were eager to bounce and climb rock to rock, finding strange shapes and nooks in the boulders. Ancient trees and sandy ground add to the uniqueness

Thank Willie129
Reviewed 25 April 2017 via mobile

The forest is so easy to get to from the train station, literally right across the street. There are tons of different trails. If you're needing a break from the city, this place will definitely give you you're full of nature!

Thank Raina B
Reviewed 19 November 2016

My boyfriend rock climbed here about 4 years ago and has never shut up about it, so we went back this November and made sure to do a climbing outing. Even though it snowed the day before and we had some light rain, there were...More

Thank sehow
Reviewed 25 October 2016

This wasn't a forest in the sense I've known others. The part we visited was filled more with large rocks than trees, but what unfolded was my first experience of rock climbing at a "beginner" level. My chance to rapell off the face of a...More

1  Thank Patty8888
Reviewed 7 September 2016 via mobile

Had a great afternoon walking in the forest and scrambling over the boulders ! We parked at parking des gorges de Franchard which was free and provided great access to a football walk to a nice view point and back. Paths were mainly sandy and...More

2  Thank Heather H
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Response from CualquieresCosas | 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!