Bas Cuvier

Bas Cuvier. Watercolour painting by Lorraine Durant (Artist website

Fontainebleau Boulders

Rock scattered through this forest

Earth scoured to the bone

Mixed with pine, birch and oak

Soft sand turned to hard stone

Sculpted by weather

Rough skins black, silver and gold

Joy to touch and to climb

The young grasp the old.

poem by Justin Durant

The forest of Fontainebleau is situated within easy reach of Paris, France. Famed for the sandstone boulders which have provided inspiration for generations of painters, poets and rock climbers. A perfect place to discover the freedom of movement over stone. Or simply to wander the sandy trails and lose yourself amongst the trees and the rocks.