The forest of Fontainebleau is one of the best bouldering destinations in the world. The forest contains thousands of sandstone boulders that provide in excess of 20,000 problems at all grades, from children’s circuits to world class projects.

The boulders offer a full variety of features: slopers, crimps, roofs, high-balls, mantles, dynos, aretes, slabs and pretty much everything in betweeen!

Please take a look at our dedicated climbing page for more detailed information.


The forest of Fontainebleau is a former hunting park of the Kings of France, and covers an area of 28,000 hectares. This vast area is covered with oak, beech and pine trees and is home to a rich and varied flora and fauna, including flowering plants, lichen and mushrooms, deer, wild boar and rabbits.

With its many trails and over 20,000km of tracks and over 300km of waymarked paths, the forest is a popular destination for walkers of all abilities. The area of the Trois Pignons is easily accessed from The House.

A good selection of walks, including free route maps available to download in pdf format, can be found here.


The forest of Fontainebleau offers visitors many beautiful horse-riding treks with large paths over a diversity of terrain. A lot of equestrian centers are situated near the forest – more information on a selection of equestrian centres can be found here.

On rest days, you can take a guided tour of the prestigious Military School Of Horse Riding in Fontainbleau.

Buthiers Acivity Park

Situated in 140 hectares of forest, the activity park at Buthiers, including Buthland, offers a huge range of activities for all the family to enjoy. A small selection of the activities on offer include mountain biking, climbing (indoor and outdoor), tennis, swimming and a water park, laser games, mini golf and crazy golf, a zip wire, pony trekking, nature discovery trails, archery, kayaking etc.

More information can be found at the website here.