Walk to Fontainebleau via Mont Aigu and the Franchard Gorges
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View of Fontainebleau from Mont AiguPhoto: David Fleg, CC BY, Flickr
This loop starts at the Fontainebleau forest initiation centre. After a good kilometre on trail no. 8 (blue), you follow the Rocher du Long Boyau among ferns, Scots pines and other granite chaos.
After a few minutes, you will be able to see the forest from the top.
After the crossroads of the Gorges du Franchard, you walk around a natural area where the Roche qui pleure (weeping rock) and the Sphinx des Druides (Druids' Sphinx), a rock with a strange shape, are located, before following the Mare aux Pigeons.
The hike continues in the direction of the Rochers et Platières des Gorges du Houx, passing the standard Gargantua rock on the path before reaching Mont Aigu by a hilly path. We then take a little height to contemplate the superb panorama of the Fontainebleau forest..
This route and the Fontainebleau forest are very popular places for walking. They can therefore be relatively frequented.
Please note that this is a very good place to visit. <Please respect other walkers and the environment.
Safety information<Forest roads must remain accessible for firefighters and rescue services, so do not park in front of the barriers intended this purpose.<Be very vigilant about possible fire hazards.
In case of emergency, call 112.
Public transportArrival at Fontainebleau-Avon station, served by the Transilien R and some TER trains from Hall 1 of the Gare de Lyon.
Getting thereFrom the D409, take the Route du Mont Aigu and then the Route de la Faisanderie.
ParkingParking spaces at the Route de la Faisanderie in Fontainebleau.
Author’s map recommendations
IGN map 2417OTR - FORÊT DE FONTAINEBLEAU
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EquipmentTake a bag for your waste.
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