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
watercolour painting ‘Bas Cuvier Boulders’ by Lorraine 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.