Franchard Ecotourism Center
Fontainebleau-Gâtinais Biosphere Reserve welcomes you at its ecotourism centre in the Gorges de Franchard! Located in the heart of the forest of Fontainebleau, it offers a large variety of activities suitable for all ages (exhibitions, themed walks, lectures, educational excursions, artistic and scientific ateliers…).
We believe that, in order to protect, one must first have the knowledge.
With the help of scientists and members of our staff, we strive to educate others about the environment and our surroundings.
Since 2017, the Franchard Ecotourism Center has been an exceptional showcase for promoting sustainable tourism, disseminating knowledge to the general public and schools, and sharing with elected officials and managers of protected areas practices adapted to the challenges of the territory!
How to arrive:
Centre d’écotourisme de Franchard,
Route de l’Ermitage
77 300 Fontainebleau
Be aware, that GPS does not always recognize the location of the center. The “Route de hermitage” is a forest road not meant for cars. The best way to access the center is by parking in the car park located at “parking des Gorges de Franchard” on the “route ronde” D301.
Here are the GPS coordinates to the car park: 48.408751187190234, 2.63907465074960.