OUR FORESTS

The Seine & Loing is a wooded land

Nearly a third of its territory is planted with oaks, beeches and other hardwoods, but also with Scots pines and maritime pines.
It shelters the national forests of Champagne in the North, of Nanteau in the south and is embraced by the illustrious forest of Fontainebleau in the West.

A paradise for outdoor recreation, in an ultra-vegetal atmosphere that resonates like the promise of a breath of fresh air three quarters of an hour from Paris.

In contemplative mood for a simple walk, a naturalistic outing, a Shinrin-yoku (Japanese forest bath), or a more sporty one for a climbing trip, a horseback riding or a bike ride, answer the call of the forest!

Forest walk in Seine & Loing

Did you know: the forest of Fontainebleau

This vast forest of more than 20,000 hectares deserves its "Forêt d'Exception®" label in many ways.

 
Family outing in the forest
 

Former hunting area for the kings of France, especially François the 1st, this forest was exploited for its timber, heating, but also for its sandstone.
Famous all over the world, the forest of Fontainebleau has inspired many painters (Corot, Millet, Renoir ...), writers and poets (Victor Hugo, George Sand ...), attracted by its rocky chaos with evocative forms, its light and its varied atmospheres. 
It is under the impulse of these artists, especially the painters of the School of Barbizon or, later, Rosa Bonheur, that certain areas of the forest, designated as "sanctuaries of nature" escaped the usual rules of exploitation ( hardwood cutting, sandstone extraction).
This artistic reserve will be the first natural reserve in the world.
Busy - hosting more than 17 million visitors each year - the forest offers a network of more than 1,000 kilometers of marked trails, roads and paths, popular with walkers, cyclists and riders.
Cradle of mountaineering, it is also a recognized site for rock climbing.

To discover the forest

The forest of Fontainebleau

The shop of the Tourist Office offers a "Guide to hiking trails in the forest of Fontainebleau", essential for any discovery of the largest forest in the Île-de-France. IGN maps are also available at the Tourist Office shop.   

"Seine, murs et forêts" hiking trail

"De kosciuszko à Croc-Marin" hiking trail

The Champagne National Forest

"L'eau, le fer, la pierre" hiking trail

The Nanteau National Forest

"Forêt de Nanteau" hiking trail

 





Contact us

All of Moret Seine & Loing Tourist Office team is at your disposal.

  • Address: 4 bis, place de Samois, Moret-sur-Loing, 77250 Moret-Loing-et-Orvanne France
  • Phone: 01 60 70 41 66
  • Email: tourisme@ccmsl.com