After Paris, we rented a car and drove to Fontainebleau, a small city an hour outside of Paris. It’s known to have world class bouldering. There are soo many places within the forest to climb and sadly we only got two days to climb. Even sadder, it rained on our second day so we had to climb as much as we could on the first day. We decided to climb at one of the most dense areas of boulders to maximize our climb time. A really interesting thing to note is that the boulders are painted with numbers that correlate to the book. We got an Airbnb in Milly la Foret, a really cute town right outside Font. It had bakery with fresh baguettes/baked goods and a few restaurants. The reason I chose it was because they offered 2 crash pads with the rental. Perfect for us!
We got rained out the next day so we decided to explore what was nearby. We found this really cool outdoors store and decided to check it out and they actually had a lot of climbing gear. The mall also had a store that seemed like a Fred Meyer on steroids. We decided to go grocery shopping and make dinner… aka lay out some cheese and meats. Baguettes were so cheap and fresh. I think it was 3 for 1 euro. Everything was soo good!
Can’t leave Milly without some breakfast and pastries… Yes the crepe was amazing and such a different style than back home.
Despite it getting rained out, it was an experience to drive and not so scary. I actually really enjoyed being in a smaller town where it’s more low key and chill. Everyone is much nicer and welcoming. It was a nice rest day after all of the fast paced things we did in Paris. After seeing what it’s like, I’d stay for at least a week. Can’t wait to come back and climb.