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Tronçais Forest

Tourism, holidays & weekends guide in the Allier

Tronçais Forest - Tourism, holidays & weekends guide in the Allier

With a surface area of 10 600 hectares, the national forest of Tronçais, formed mainly of sessile oaks is one of the most beautiful oak forests in Europe. A site of choice for many animals, such as stags, roe deer, boars, tawny owls, common buzzards and booted eagles, this huge area is also special in that its Colbert forest contains listed remarkable trees including the Stebbing oak, twin oaks and the Sentinel oak, all over 300 years old!

At the heart of the forest, five ponds also contribute to the beauty of the site: Morat pond, Saint-Bonnet-Tronçais pond, Saloup pond, Pirot pond and Tronçais pond. Saint-Bonnet-Tronçais pond covers 45 hectares and has a leisure centre offering supervised bathing in July and August, water slides, pedaloes, mini-golf, archery, tennis, fishing, children's games and more.

A haven of peace and rejuvenation, Tronçais Forest contains several paths and is ideal for walking, mountain biking, horse-riding or just watching the fauna and flora.

In Autumn, nature-lovers will want to go mushroom-picking and listen to the famous stags bellowing!

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Tronçais Forest