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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.
  • Excellent70%
  • Very good27%
  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
Travellers talk about
“rock climbing” (6 reviews)
“vast area” (2 reviews)
Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
Fontainebleau, France
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Our first time in Fontainebleau, and we want to come back. It's full of nature, calmness and it has an incredible landscape like we've never seen before. It has thousands of huge rocks spread around the field in various different shapes and forms and a...More

Thank RogerOller
Reviewed 8 November 2017 via mobile

Covering more than 280 square kilometres and stretching north, south and east of the town of Fontainebleau, the Fontainebleau Forest is home to some of the best bouldering in the world. As well as rock climbing on the sandstone boulders, the are hundreds of kilometres...More

Thank Gabbythebook
Reviewed 4 November 2017

This is a vast area with countless trails to explore. We were very fortunate that the week we were here was a golden autumn with blue skies and warm sunshine.

Thank Lavarcham
Reviewed 13 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 19 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 2 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!

2  Thank Raina B
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11 May 2017|
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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!