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Bois de Paiolive

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Address: D 252, Lablachere, France

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3 sentiers

We did the sentier de la vierge with our 6 and 9 year old. some parts are over the rocks which they loved. almost al the time in the forest with shade it is also a good walk... read more

Reviewed 23 July 2016
Ilse S
Scherpenheuvel, Belgium
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Scherpenheuvel, Belgium
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Reviewed 23 July 2016

We did the sentier de la vierge with our 6 and 9 year old. some parts are over the rocks which they loved. almost al the time in the forest with shade it is also a good walk during hotter days. The sentier de la corniche is longer and less shade -so take enough water and sunscreen!

Thank Ilse S
Ternat, Belgium
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Reviewed 20 July 2016 via mobile

We did took the green route (de la vierge). A nice one hour walk with the boys, although they don't like walking, they did like this trail. Nice views, fairytale scenery. My 12 year old son even wanted to go back!

Thank Lobke V
Bristol, Rhode Island
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Reviewed 10 May 2016

This is a lovely and very interesting place. Quite an adventure for the children too, scrambling over the rocks and exploring the wooded glades. There was plenty of flora and fauna to spot too. There are short walks and long walks and we didn't come across too many other people. Unfortunately it started to rain and the rocks got very... More 

Thank 26Froggie
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Reviewed 8 April 2016 via mobile

The forest is quite exceptional with its huge rocks all over. Kids loved finding caves and hideouts there. The view over the river up high over the cliff is really beautiful. The walk is well marked and easy to follow.

1 Thank Patrice H
Middelharnis, The Netherlands
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Reviewed 28 September 2015

A lovely place. Behind every rock or tree you expect some fairies, elves or gnomes to pop out. It is not an easy walk. Sometimes you have to climb a very rocky path and there's quite some going up and down. You don't have to be an experienced climber but don't take it to lightly. Anyway I loved it and... More 

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Oss, The Netherlands
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Reviewed 31 August 2015

We parked at parking "de Lestong" where we started the yellow 4KM walk, with 4 kids (age 10 through 15). It took us about 2 hours to do the walk, because the kids wanted to look at every little cave they saw and climb on most of the interesting rocks. We encountered 3 little caves, and one rather deep hole... More 

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Overloon, The Netherlands
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Reviewed 3 August 2015 via mobile

If you park your car at the second parking, you are at the starting point of the short (1,5 km) trail, depicted in green on the local map. This one is suitable for adventurous kids, if they have adventurous parents... The trail takes about 35-45 minutes with some mild climbing. Walking boots make it easier but are not necessary. If... More 

Thank Erik1964
Wellfleet, Massachusetts
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Reviewed 17 July 2015 via mobile

A visit to the Ardeche is never complete without a meal here. There's always such a genuine welcome from Melanie and her team of professional and discreet staff. Delicious food featuring local specialities: goat cheese, charcuterie, trout, and sweet chestnuts included in a regularly changing menu. Freshly and elegantly prepared. They have been open for just over two years and... More 

Thank Jane C
Wevelgem, Belgium
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Reviewed 11 April 2015

The trails are very well indicated. You need some condition because now and then you have to climb up some stones (but not dangerous). We did the Corniche walk with great views down the river + the labyrinth walk. It is a peaceful place with strange rocks around you. Worth the detour!

1 Thank Jan63Wevelgem
London, England, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 20 July 2013

We explored the Bois de Paiolive with children aged from 3-15. At first we were disappointed - we pulled into the first car park and went to look at the first two rock formations, called 'L'ours et le lion' I think. Nice enough piles of rocks, but we were wondering whether two piles of crumbling limestone in a woodland of... More 

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