State forest of Armainvilliers
The Forest of Armainvilliers has more than 3,580 acres of green space, and is less than an hour's travel from Paris, in Seine-et-Marne.
How do I get to the Armainvilliers forest?
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Hiking in the forest
Many hiking paths criss-cross the Armainvilliers Forest. It is located in the Brie region, near the lovely town of Ozoir-la-Ferrière and the village of Gretz-Armainvilliers.
It was long a large and rich hunting ground for French kings. It then belonged to private owners until it was repurchased by the state in 1936. It reveals exceptional flora and fauna, with perfectly maintained paths. Oak trees have enjoyed a great renaissance there, and resinous trees have also made it their home. Between the lime, birch, aspen, and beech trees, you may even find some wild game. But the best part about a stroll in the Armainvilliers Forest is how peaceful it is. This makes it an ideal place for a bicycle ride. Tarmac bicycle paths run under the foliage. Follow the signs to take the 12-kilometre course. Plenty of streams and ponds throughout the woods provide great places to take a rest. If you're walking, you can take the GR14 trail.