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Located a little off Route D607, a clearing in Fontainebleau occupies a dense concentration of huge boulders. While they may appear strange in their oddly shaped forms, they make some of the best spots in town for rock climbing. Its convenient proximity to town, and its varying difficulty levels attract both amateur and professional climbers from in and around the city.
Franchard Isatis forms a part of the dense Fontainebleau forest and exploring it calls for some incredible adventurous spirit from hikers and climbers. A medley of trees and huge boulders populate the hilly terrain dotted with some flat areas. Apart from being much frequented by climbers and hikers, it is also visited by wildlife enthusiasts, since it as has a large population of arctic fox.
L' Elephant is a unique sandstone formation that resembles an elephant. Located within the dense Fontainebleau forests, the sight lies close to Larchant and consists of a group of sandstone rocks enveloping the main rock sight. L' Elephant also remains the starting point of several climbing routes traversing across the nearby forests.
Lac du Der has become an increasingly popular destination for families and groups looking to have a little fun either in the water, hiking in the woods or participating in any number of events and sports offered nearby. Fishing is a fun activity that you will find many families partaking in while there are some incredibly picturesque hikes around the lake that make a great activity. For the more adventurous family, there are options of horseback riding, jet skiing, sailing, and biking. The bird migration here has also become quite a spectacle and is beloved by bird watchers and enthusiasts from all over the world.
France is synonymous with cheese and sparkling wine and one of its popular vineyards is the Montagne de Reims Regional Natural Park. The park is confined by a wooded area in the Montagne de Reims hills and has beautiful vineyards that produce some of the best champagne in the world. Along with vines, the place also has a wide variety of endemic and delicate species of flora and fauna. The natural park, also known as Parc naturel régional de la Montagne de Reims, is thus under protection by the state in the Champagne-Ardenne region.
Le massif des Trois Pignons is one of the most popular hiking routes in Champagne. Navigating on the outskirts of the vast Fontainebleau forests, the hike passes through some breathtaking natural sights like oak plantations, moorland and pine shrubs. Though the massifs lay at a very low altitude, the terrain is quite rugged and it requires a great amount of skill and strength to complete the hike.