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Walk to Fontainebleau via Mont Aigu and the Franchard Gorges

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  • View of Fontainebleau from Mont Aigu
    View of Fontainebleau from Mont Aigu
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This 10 km route plunges you into the heart of the Fontainebleau forest and its characteristic landscapes made up of woods, rocks and tall pine trees. It allows you to discover the Gorges de Franchard before enjoying a superb view from the Mont Aigu.
moderate
Distance 10 km
2:45 h
139 m
139 m
133 m
79 m

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.

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Author’s recommendation

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.

Difficulty
moderate
Technique
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Highest point
133 m
Lowest point
79 m
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Track types

Asphalt 0.04%Forested/wild trail 7.76%Path 4.68%Unknown 87.49%
Asphalt
0 km
Forested/wild trail
0.8 km
Path
0.5 km
Unknown
8.8 km
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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.

Start

Parking - Route de la Faisanderie (Fontainebleau) (84 m)
Coordinates:
DD
48.404819, 2.677867
DMS
48°24'17.3"N 2°40'40.3"E
UTM
31U 476158 5361345
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Destination

Parking - Route de la Faisanderie (Fontainebleau)

Note


all notes on protected areas

Public transport

Arrival at Fontainebleau-Avon station, served by the Transilien R and some TER trains from Hall 1 of the Gare de Lyon.

Getting there

From the D409, take the Route du Mont Aigu and then the Route de la Faisanderie.

Parking

Parking spaces at the Route de la Faisanderie in Fontainebleau.

Coordinates

DD
48.404819, 2.677867
DMS
48°24'17.3"N 2°40'40.3"E
UTM
31U 476158 5361345
w3w 
///magnetic.sleeper.jazz
Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

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Equipment

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Localization

Parts of this content were machine translated using French as the source language


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Difficulty
moderate
Distance
10 km
Duration
2:45 h
Ascent
139 m
Descent
139 m
Highest point
133 m
Lowest point
79 m
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