/ Font for the first time any advice on travel?
Depends where you're travelling from as to the best way to travel!
I found coach (national express/eurolines) to be the cheapest way to travel (other than hitching).
There is a pizza shop that loans pads - they also own a Gite in St. Martin en Biere. 7eur a day or 40eur a week, something like that.
I'd advise going by car if you can - as long as there are at least two of you it's cheaper than other methods by my calculations. But more important it enables you to visit many areas, not just be stuck in the most crowded ones and also to get to various towns in the evening or on rainy days. There's pretty well no public transport in the area and it's a very big forest... by car you can nip over to Milly la Foret, Fontainebleau town etc to buy food - on foot you would be a bit stumped.
You could just go alone take a light tent and bivvy and wander about and have a very intense, immersion style visit - there are still areas where you can feel very alone in the evening and feel the mysterious side to the area that you miss in the flesh-pots... but that's a question of taste.
Travelled down from Yorkshire a few times now and found that 200 to 300 quid for the week is dead do-able. Ferrysavers is a good website to find a cheap crossing. Fiddle around with crossing times and choose a dead of night crossing and the price can drop a fair bit. We've had a 4 in a car and with a return crossing fee of £45, we've only paid £10 each. Fab. Dover - Dunkerque can be slightly cheaper than Dover - Calais.
Petrol - wise, for the return trip from Yorkshire and driving to different areas/shopping whilst there, we use about 3 and a half tanks of fuel. Price is obviously car and number of people dependent.
There's a lovely campsite at Grez sur Loing 5k south of Font on the N7. Approx 6 euros pp/pn. A field where you're allowed open fires and a plentiful supply of firewood in the woods cuts down cost of gaz. Boulangerie and small Spa - like shop in village are great, fairly cheap and open at the times of day you need.
Hope you get out there and have a top time!
Enjoy, its briliant there!!!
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