With an area of 25,000 hectares, the Fontainebleau forest remains delightful for the lovers of nature, with its rich and diverse flora and fauna. It offers more than 1600 km of forest roads and trails for the hikers, including 300 km of marked trails. Many activities are possible such as rock climbing, or just going through the forest by foot, horseback or bicycle.
Marshes of Episy
Ranked as a Sensitive Natural area, the site of 44 hectares offers a circuit to better understand the unique flora and fauna of this incredible wetland. The observation is possible from platforms installed along the track. Hiking trails are accessible and ‘nature trips’ are organized all year long by the House of Environment. You can find more information at the Tourism Office. 223 plant species were identified showing a very high quality biodiversity and more than 70 species of birds, including the red-backed shrike or the rare bittern and blue-throat, were listed.
Plain of Sorques
La plaine de Sorques, située sur le terrain d'une ancienne carrière, est une zone protégée de la commune française de Montigny-sur-Loing.
The Plain of Sorques, located on the site of a former quarry is a protected area of the french town of Montigny-sur-Loing. The plain is home to many birds, amphibians and wild mammals. A path goes around it, and leads to two observatories (equipped with spotting scopes) for bird watching. Even though the area is closed to the public under normal circumstances, group trips are regularly organized by the tourist office of Montigny-sur-Loing.