/ Fontainebleau Camping
I am heading to Font in summer. I have tried to book campsites in the area of La Chapelle-la-Reine and Milly-La-Foret. I have had no reply.
It may be early as I am told most sites do not open until spring. That said I would have thought they would take bookings.
Any information would be of help.
I have also noticed that the guide books for Font are a bit of a minefield. I would imagine fixed problems with the odd circuit would be the order of the day so if anyone can recomend a good one.
Any seasoned Font heads out there?
Guidebooks: if you can get your hands on it Essential Fontainebleau will cover your needs, it's currently out of print though. Failing that, 5+6 and 7+8 are good for individual problems, the new white circuit book is pretty good for circuits. Avoid the old purple circuits book.
I've always booked La Musardiere (Milly la Foret) when it's been main summer holidays, but only a couple of weeks in advance, although don't think it's ever been so full you wouldn't be let on if you don't want electric hook up. They've always got back to me, but sometimes taken a few days. But I think they do close over the winter.
The camping at Grez sur Loing has an enormous field so you won't need to book. But if you do want to call then they speak good English.
The camping at Milly is smaller but much nearer the boulders.
There are millions of threads and several articles on this site about font, including several guidebook reviews and a FAQ, so plenty to read.
> The camping at Grez sur Loing has an enormous field so you won't need to book.
You do if your visit coincides with Dutch or Belgium holidays when they descend en mass!!
+1 for the camping at Grez sur Loing, definitely recommended!
Details here - http://www.ukclimbing.com/listings/info.php?id=518&t=stay
I tried booking Mill once - they were a bit surprised to be asked a few weeks in advance and even though they had our names there was no reserved space as such so I wouldn't bother - you can always find somewhere down the bottom of the hill!
I recommend Cordees' Fontainebleau Climbs AND a map
I liked this book. Lots of photos.
Fontainebleau Fun Bloc - Escalade Bouldering (Jingo Wobbly)
I will check out the above....
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