Different ways to explore Fontainebleau forest
GUIDES AND MAPS
At the Tourist Office’s shop, you will find the ‘Guide des sentiers de promenades dans le massif forestier de Fontainebleau’, an essential guide to the paths crisscrossing the largest stateowned forest in Île-de-
France, as well as a map of the forest published by the French National Institute of Geographic and Forest Information (IGN). Other IGN maps are also available at the Tourist Office’s shop.
It’s easy to get from Fontainebleau to Moret-sur-
Loing or vice versa via the paths in Fontainebleau forest (about a 12 km walk).
THE FRANCHARD ECOTOURISM CENTRE
This is the place to come to learn all about this exceptional forest and its residents.
The centre is located next to the Gorges of Franchard, a major tourist attraction in Fontainebleau forest, just a few kilometres from Moret Seine & Loing.
Run by the association La réserve de biosphère de Fontainebleau et du Gâtinais, it welcomes visitors and organises nature outings, exhibitions and awareness-raising actions, particularly aimed at children. It is open to the public from mid-
April to mid-October, Wednesday to Saturday inclusive, as well as on all public holidays (including extended weekends), from
10 am to 6 pm.
Centre d’écotourisme de Franchard,
Route de l’Ermitage, 77300 Fontainebleau
01 60 70 65 57, firstname.lastname@example.org
Facebook : biosphere.gatinais
Discover out three forests
Among the 16 loop trails included in the Moret Seine& Loing hiking route map, four will take you on a discovery tour of the three forests in our territory :
- Fontainebleau forest
Route n°1 : "Seine, murs et forêts", in Thomery, 8,8 km ;
Route n° 6 : "De kosciuszko à Croc-Marin" in Montigny-sur-Loing, 16,3 km.
- Champagne forest
Route n°2 : "L'eau, le fer, la pierre", 9,8 km in Champagne-sur-Seine ;
- Nanteau forest
Route n°14 "La forêt de Nanteau", 13 km between Treuzy-Levelay and Nanteau-sur-Lunain.
Free map available on request at the Tourist Office and details of routes accessible online on this very page
Offering alternatives to the busiest spots in Fontainebleau, Seine& Loing has three climbing sites that are listed by the Fédération française de la montagne et de l’escalade (French Federation of Mountaineering and Climbing):
- Le Long rocher, in Fontainebleau forest, near Montigny-sur-Loing,
- La Fosse aux loups in Nanteau-sur-Lunain,
- La Roche du Sault in Villecerf.
To find out more and access the sites, contact the Tourist Office.
Fact sheets are available at the federation website: ffme.fr
We know intuitively that immersing ourselves in nature, in the woods, surrounded by trees and plants, is good for us. Teams of Japanese scientists have demonstrated that woods have a positive effect on stress, insomnia and even conditions such as arthritis and high blood pressure.
A forest therapy guide offers forest bathing courses in the forests of Fontainebleau and Nanteau, for individuals or families, to recharge your batteries and enjoy an extraordinary experience in close contact with trees.
A WALK WITH LLAMAS
To discover the forest in a different way and experience a unique adventure, book a 1 to 1½-hour walk guided by Caramel, Mikado and Nougat, three sweet llamas kept the association Rando Lamas. Accessible for all.
Price: pay what you want;
the money collected helps the association cover the costs of looking after their llamas.
06 65 50 89 75