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The Saint-Germain forest, a must-visit during your holiday!
Only half an hour from Paris, the forest of Saint-Germain-en-Laye is the second largest woodland area in the Yvelines. With its many well laid-out footpaths and bike trails, walkers and cyclists of every age can enjoy all its delights. With its richly scented oaks, fascinating royal remains and attractive ponds; you’ll find a host of treasures along your way!
Not far from there, enjoy a stay in a haven of greenery right at the gateway to Paris: your Sandaya campsite is waiting to welcome you all summer long on the banks of the Seine! In a tree-house, a fully-equipped mobile home or on a camping pitch, come and appreciate the very special natural setting offered by your campsite in Île-de-France. Between those moments spent relaxing in the swimming pools of the water park, enjoying an invigorating sports session in the great outdoors or getting out and about to explore Paris, your holiday is set to keep you busy!
Visit the Saint-Germain forest with the family
Walk in the footsteps of the greatest kings of France, follow the tracks of a roe deer, try to identify the most remarkable trees... the Saint-Germain-en-Laye forest is a fabulous playground just waiting for you and the family to make it your own!
And if you prefer exploring without wearing out your hiking shoes, take the attractive Val footpath where the walking is easy, including for children of any age. Setting off from the fairytale Château du Val, lose yourself in the heart of the forest until you reach the Mare aux Canes. A dream of a spot to stop for a picnic! And to make sure you never stray too far from your route, simply follow the salamander, the famous emblem of François I.
Visit the Saint-Germain forest as a couple
For all those who love exploring in the heart of nature, you only need to enter the Saint-Germain forest to immediately forget the town around you! You’ll be spoilt for choice when it comes to footpaths, but for a romantic lovers’ tryst there’s nowhere better than the sublime Pavillon de la Muette, one of the forest’s many historical places. From there you can follow a circular route that will take you to the Étang du Corra, a pond in the north-western area of the forest, a true natural haven.
On your return to the campsite, enjoy a tranquil end to the day in the whirlpool bath of the aquatic area. Ideal for unwinding after a day’s hiking!
Camping Saint-Germain forest: our handy tips for a successful stay
The Saint-Germain forest counts hundreds of trails for walkers, riders and cyclists: you’re certain to find one that’s just perfect for you!
Sports enthusiast? Take the Sylvestre footpath and enjoy the fitness trail open to all!
Don’t forget to stop off at the Château de Saint-Germain to admire the famous Grande Terrasse designed by Le Nôtre!
All summer long, the grand Fête des Loges funfair awaits you in the heart of the forest: come and enjoy a ride!