Foret de Fontainebleau - Gorges de Franchard

Seine et Marne  >  France

One of the largest forests in Europe.

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Most recent update 17 December 2022


The Forêt de Fontainebleau is a huge wooded area of 25,000 hectares. On the east side, the forest of Fontainebleau borders the Seine. The landscape is varied with pine forest, oak forest, wetlands, rocks and heathlands. Numerous hiking trails have been set out in this wooded area. Characteristic elements in the Forest of Fontainebleau are the formations of sandstone rocks that you find scattered throughout the area. This beautiful and large forest holds of course many forest birds. The forest is home to over 200 species of birds including 102 nesting ones. Among the birds that can be seen are Middle Spotted Woodpecker, Black Woodpecker, Eurasian Nuthatch, Crested Tit, Wood Warbler, Western Bonelli's Warbler, Wood Lark, Firecrest, Goldcrest, Common Redstart, Tree Pipit, Hawfinch and Bullfinch.


Français: La forêt de Fontainebleau, autrefois appelée forêt de Bière, est un important massif boisé de 25 000 ha. La forêt abrite plus 200 espèces d'oiseaux dont 102 nicheuses.



Easy to reach by car. There is a parking lot at the visitor center. Click on the P in the map for directions. There are numerous walking routes through the forest. More than 1,500 kilometers of pathways, 400 of them marked. The route shown on the map is approximately 5,5 km.


Français: Facile d'accès en voiture. Il y a un parking au centre d'accueil. Cliquez sur le P sur la carte pour les directions. Il existe de nombreux itinéraires de randonnée à travers la forêt. Plus de 1 500 kilomètres de sentiers dont 400 balisés. L'itinéraire indiqué sur la carte est d'environ 5,5 km.

Terrain and Habitat




Circular trail


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Good birding season

All year round

Best time to visit



Narrow trail , Wide path , Unpaved road

Difficulty walking trail


Accessible by

Foot , Bicycle

Birdwatching hide / platform


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