"Memory in Stone" Trail
On the edge of the Fontainebleau forest, set off in the footsteps of the first men.
For about two hours on a loop itinerary, combine a walk through nature with a discovery of rock art in the Massif des Trois Pignons. A little-known heritage, these representations, mainly engraved on stone, have been produced over the centuries on the walls of small cavities, also called "ornate shelters". The grooving technique used on stone has favoured the use of mainly rectilinear and geometric motifs, leaving human and animal representations in the background.
This 4-kilometre hike starts from the Rocher Cailleau car park and is marked out by 7 educational terminals presenting the life of man and his environment through time, from prehistoric to modern times. To further immerse yourself in history, soundtracks can be downloaded at each stage and listened to on site with your smartphone. The engravings, which are too fragile to be accessible to visitors, are reproduced on relief casts.
An astonishing excursion full of surprises for young and old alike!
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Days and opening hours
All year round.