Hiking the GR11 in Fontainebleau

Walking the GR11 in Forêt de Fontainebleau

Walking the GR11 in Forêt de Fontainebleau

Following Friday night’s chateau party, which wrapped up Italian week at INSEAD, Ben and I ventured out into the Forêt de Fontainebleau to walk part of the GR11. After being out until 5am the night before, we didn’t actually get started on the trail until around 3pm on Saturday, and then walked a very hungover slow 13 kilometers to the village of Veneux-les-Sablons. Unlike Sweden, you can only camp in designated grounds, with few options near the Forest of Fontainebleau. Aided by a map we bought at the tourist center in Fontainebleau, we found Les Courtilles du Lido, an excellent campground with spacious and private designated plots and a nice bathroom facility. While we had every intention of walking the same route back this morning, we ended up jumping on a morning train to give us the day to catch up on blogging work.

Tip for hiking GR11 in Fontainebleau: Buy a map.

Walking the GR11 in Forêt de Fontainebleau

Walking the GR11 in Forêt de Fontainebleau

Route de L'Inspecteur General

Route de L’Inspecteur General

Intersection in Forêt de Fontainebleau

Intersection in Forêt de Fontainebleau (click for higher resolution)

Along the GR11 in Forêt de Fontainebleau

Along the GR11

Viewpoint along the GR11 in Forêt de Fontainebleau

Viewpoint along the GR11

Along the GR11 in Forêt de Fontainebleau

Along the GR11

Trails of the GR11 in Forêt de Fontainebleau

Trails of the GR11

Camping at Les Courtilles du Lido

Camping at Les Courtilles du Lido

Campsites at Les Courtilles du Lido

Campsites at Les Courtilles du Lido

Facilities at Les Courtilles du Lido

Facilities at Les Courtilles du Lido

Les Courtilles du Lido reception & cafe

Les Courtilles du Lido reception & cafe

Breakfast outside Les Courtilles du Lido

Breakfast outside Les Courtilles du Lido

The Seine by Veneux-les-Sablons

The Seine by Veneux-les-Sablons

Flowers in Veneux-les-Sablons

Flowers in Veneux-les-Sablons

Houses in Veneux-les-Sablons

Houses in Veneux-les-Sablons

Graffiti around Veneux-les-Sablons

Graffiti around Veneux-les-Sablons

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