The Montmorency national forest
30 minutes from Paris, the Montmorency national forest is an ideal place for long family walks. A real green lung with some treasures to discover.
How do I get to the Montmorency Forest?
AddressChemin de Saint-Leu à Chauvry
The green lung of Val d'Oise
The Montmorency Forest is a green lung of the Val-d'Oise. This natural area, made up of 90% chestnut trees, is a real playground for lovers of walks and hikes of all kinds, on foot, by mountain bike, on horseback ...
The Montmorency Forest also reveals some remarkable places, like the hunting castle. The heart of the massif still beats there today since temporary exhibitions are regularly organized on the ground floor, while two educational trails on silvicultural techniques and forest ecology leave the area. It still houses the main source of the forest, the Sainte-Radegonde fountain.
To explore the Montmorency forest as you wish, is also to discover several ponds, a 19th century tower (the Plumet tower) or even the Devil's Bridge, built in the 17th century to link a castle ... which was never built! Finally, a walking route runs along the edge of the forest, from one commune to another, whose tourist assets are highlighted at each stage.