We found this article about the forest of Mervent recently and it really struck a chord with us. The forest is a fantastic place to visit and the article.
The forest is a beautiful place to visit at any time of the year, a stroll amongst the trees in the summer can be a good way to exercise in a cool open space. The village of Mervent itself is also a great place to stop, it is perched high above the lake offering spectacular views of the surrounding countryside.
What we didn’t appreciate until reading this article is that the forest has 200 km of pathways offering plenty of scope to explore, either on foot or by bicycle.
Once you have wandered through the Forest a visit to the village of Mervent itself is worthwhile, there is a nice bar with outdoor seating where you can admire the view from on high whilst enjoying a glass of something refreshing. If you are feeling really adventurous why not take to the lake in a kayak or on a paddleboard?