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.:. The Retz timber forests 2

The Retz forest is the largest area of forest in the Aisne, covering 13,000 hectares. It is mainly planted with beech trees but there are also many other species :oak, Scots pine, firs, spruce, larch. The forest was immortalised by d'Artagnan , the hero of the Three Musketeers by Alexander Dumas, a native of Villers-Cotterêts. It was chosen by king François I as a favoured hunting ground and he had a château built here in the 16th century. Explore this royal forest with its literary connections, so vast that you could never see it all !

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Country : France
County : Picardie
Department : Aisne - 02
Starting place : 02600 - Longpont
Arrival place : 02600 - Villers-Cotterets
Type : Single
Mountain : Aucun
Step: 02600 - Corcy
Step: 02600 - Oigny-en-Valois
Distance : 21.14 km
Elevation + : 319 m
Elevation - : 279 m
Marking : Yellow and green
IGN map reference: 2512 OT
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Author: Randonner
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Has been entered on : 23/03/2007
Last updated : 23/03/2007
Has been viewed : 6712 times
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