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1+ day Bouldering in Fontainebleau, France

Bouldering in Fontainebleau
Bouldering in Fontainebleau
Bouldering in Fontainebleau
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Join rock climbing instructor Ivan for a fantastic bouldering adventure in the Fontainebleau forest, near Paris, France for one or more days.


+1 Days

All year


All levels


* Enjoy some great bouldering in the Fontainebleau forest with personalized guidance by a certified local guide.

* Spend a day out in nature, learning to appreaciate the forest and the rocks through all of your senses.

* Perfect for beginners that are just starting out or experienced climbers looking to improve.


Fontainebleau is located just 60km away in Paris and boasts a stunning forest that is renowned for its cultural relevance, nature preservation, and amazing boulders. On this full-day trip, which can be shortened to a half-day or extended to more days, I will show you the best boulders for your skill level while helping you advance and connect with your surroundings.

Along with being a lot of fun, and wonderfully scenic, this adventure is also very educational.  If you are a beginner, I will spend a great deal of time sharing with you the basics keeping your safety and the preservation of the environment in mind. If you have prior bouldering experience, I will also help you improve on your existing skills and techniques ensuring that by the end of the trip you will be a better climber than you were when the trip started. I only offer private guidance, so my attention will be focused on you and on offering you a unique approach to the beautiful Fontainbleau forest.

I incorporate knowledge from the Feldenkrais method, which works on movement, posture, and breathing, to help improve your movement on the rocks. Additionally, I also aim at helping you connect with the natural environment of the forest and to take the necessary measures to preserve the rocks.

While this trip is open to people of all skill levels, due to its physical nature, participants should be in good physical condition.

Fontainebleau is one of the best places in the world to practice bouldering, and offers a different experience every time you visit, any time of the year. So If you would like to enjoy it for yourself, just send me a request. I look forward to guiding you!

Are you interested in doing some tree climbing in France? Then come and join me on this half-day adventure in beautiful Laborel.

Price includes

- Guiding fee

- Crash pads

Price details

The price listed is for private guiding. There is also a half-day version of this trip and the price is 60 Euros per hour.

In addition to the guiding fee, the price also includes necessary climbing gear including crashpads.

Equipment you will need to bring

Shoes, chalk, snacks.


Before/after the guided bouldering tour with you, we wish to climb by ourselves. Is it possible to rent crash pads in Fontainebleau?

Yes, it’s possible. You can rent crashpads at:

  • the “Karma” climbing gym in Fontainebleau
  • “S'Cape Fontainebleau” sport’s shop in Fontainebleau
  • “Le Rempart” climbing gym in Vert-Saint-Denis

For the day that we'll spend together, I'll bring the crashpad (s) we need, as well as the chalk.

Is it possible to join a group?

No, sorry, I only offer private guided bouldering experiences.

Where is the meeting point?

If you don’t have a car, we can meet either at the train station of Fontainebleau-Avon or the one of Bois-le-Roi (30min ride from Paris, “Gare de Lyon”). It will depend on where we’ll go bouldering.

If you have a car, we’ll meet close to the bouldering site, which I’ll decide based on your climbing experience, your wishes for this bouldering day together, and the weather/temperatures.

What should I bring with me for this bouldering day together?

You should have with you:

  • your climbing shoes
  • comfortable clothes suitable to climb with what the weather forecast says
  • water
  • food/snacks.

I’ll take care of bringing the crash pads and the chalk.

If you don't have climbing shoes, worry not! The 'Karma' climbing gym, located just 2 minutes away from the train station, offers rental shoes. We can make a quick stop there before starting the bouldering session.

Is it possible to come with children?

Absolutely. I’ll choose the boulders we will climb based on their climbing level, their ages and wishes. I love instructing the kids.

How can I come to Fontainebleau from Paris?

You can come by train from Paris, you’ll need to stop either at the "Fontainebleau-Avon" station or the one of "Bois-le-Roi". It is an approximately 30-min ride from Paris (from Gare de Lyon). I'll pick you up there.

You can of course come by car as well. It's the easier and the most flexible.

What happens if the weather forecast turns bad?

If I consider that the weather won’t allow us to climb safely, we’ll try to change the day, based on your availabilities and mine. We could also go and climb indoor in the climbing gym of Fontainebleau or one of the gyms in Paris (you’ll need to cover the entrance fee). If these alternatives are not possible, you’ll get a refund.

Is it possible to climb for 1/2-day, instead of a full day?

Yes, of course. You’ll find the details for the 1/2 day tour here: https://www.explore-share.com/trip/half-day-bouldering-in-fontainebleau-near-paris/. You'll be bouldering for 3 hours during the 1/2-day tour, and 6 hours during the full-day tour.

We can also plan a multi-day bouldering tour together.

What are some recommended accommodations near our adventure location?

We understand that finding the perfect place to stay is an essential part of your adventure experience. To help you with this, we’ve curated a list of three highly recommended hotels that offer comfort, convenience, and a touch of local charm. These accommodations are well-suited for adventurers looking to relax and rejuvenate after an exciting day of exploration
Vienna House Dream Castle Hotel at Disneyland Paris Magny le Hongre France
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Radisson Blu Hotel Paris Marne la Vallée Magny le Hongre France
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Explorers Hotel at Disneyland Paris Magny le Hongre France
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About the guide

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E-S Adventure Guides



Mountain Guide

Gauthier and his team of IFMGA/UIMLA-certified mountain guides & leaders and rock climbing instructors (Anabelle, Andrea, Andrej, Claire, Christophe, Daniel, Elis, Enrico, Etienne, François, Guillaume, Ivan, Jessy, Julia, Mathis, Mitja, Olivier, and Robin) are some of the top outdoor adventure professionals in Europe.

Whether you wish to climb some of the best mountains in the Alps or go on an exciting bouldering adventure in Fontainbleau, among other amazing options, they will be able to show you the top spots and the ropes to ensure you have an unforgettable and safe adventure.

Gauthier will be your main point of contact during the booking process and will be able to help you with all the questions you have in order to make sure you receive the best possible guiding service.

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What people are saying about this trip



Excellent accompagnement, aussi bien avant la journée par mail, que le jour même. Yvan nous a amené à un site magnifique, et a prodigué d'excellents conseils à mon fils. Nous avons passé une excellente journée



We had a really fantastic day of bouldering in Fontainebleau with our guide Ivan. He is very experienced and knows the region well. He showed us great boulders and routes that we would not have found on our own, and kept a good pace to keep us going for the full six hours.



Leo was brilliant, engaging with kids and always asked what we wanted. Top bloke all round



Ivan was a DREAM of a guide! Very very knowledgable, safe, motivated and patient. Also super fun. Just the best day climbing and Ivan was everything that I wanted in a guide. 5 stars!



Our experience with Gauthier and Ivan was fantastic. Our day bouldering in Fontainebleau would have not been nearly enjoyable without them. Communication was fluid. They were very attentive to our needs and flexible to make sure our session was a success. Both are very knowledgeable and personable. We certainly recommend their services to anyone searching for a wonderful bouldering experience. We cannot wait for our next trip. Merci à vous deux.

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