Get some culture
...do the tourist thing
The best rest day activity is a trip into Paris with it’s plethora of museums, galleries, shopping and restaurants, not forgetting the iconic Eiffel Tower. Even if you have a car you’re best bet is to hop on a train which will take you to Gare de Lyon right in the heart of Paris.
If you have children with you, or just big kids, Disneyland Paris is only an hour north.
A more local rest day option is to explore the spectacular Château de Fontainebleau. This 1500 room château set in 130 acress of parkland and gardens was home to French monarchs for seven centuries fom Louis VII to Napoleaon III. Well worth a visit.
...Must. Keep. Climbing.
If your rest day is weather enforced and you want to keep climbing there’s a number of different walls in and around Fontainbleau.
Located close to Melun with 3 adjustable walls, lots of boulders, a training area, a Beastmaker, a restaurant, bar and sauna. Everything you need to train there !
Karma – http://karma.ffme.fr/index.php
The Big Island
Located in Milly-la-Forêt. If you’re looking for a Moonboard, look no further.
Blocage is a non-profit organization based in Arbonne-la-Forêt. It’s old school style with huge overhangs and a cave. You have to reach out to them to go there but it’s almost opened all of the time because a lot of people have a key!
Located in Fontainebleau itself. It offers both bouldering and sport climbing as well as a pretty awesome looking training area.
You can find plenty of information about other activities to do in and around Fontainebleau, these include hiking, with more than 400 km of marked paths; mountain biking (with a few circuits proposed by ONF); horse riding, and even swimming. More information on the links below: