The beautiful national forest of Saint-Germain hides many secret treasures.
An expedition into this 3,500-hectare verdant space will reveal the mysteries of this ancestral forest.
Saint-Germain national forest, which historically belonged to the kings of France, is home to deer, rabbits, foxes and squirrels, as well as a wealth of plant life, predominantly Oak and Beech trees. There are hundreds of kilometres of marked paths, bridle paths and cycle paths for visitors to enjoy.
You'll need a good pair of walking shoes to explore the forest's secret corners, with oratories hidden among the trees, discreet water features and a remarkable lake.
Every summer, the forest welcomes the Fête des Loges, the huge Ile-de-France funfair, which is well worth a visit.
Listen to this podcast of a France Bleu interview with Elisa Barbier (deputy manager of the Tourist Office) during a cycle tour in the forest of Saint-Germain-en-Laye:
All year round.