Forest of Rambouillet

Summary

View of the forest
Église Sainte-Croix in Gambaiseuil

The forest of Rambouillet (French: Forêt de Rambouillet), also known as the forest of Yveline (Forêt de l'Yveline) is a large forest covering some 200 km² (77 square miles), located to the west of Paris, in the Île-de-France region of France. The town of Rambouillet, after which it is named, lies on its southern edge.

Geography

On 26 December 1999, hurricane Lothar[1] hit the northern half of France, wreaking havoc to forests and parks. The forest of Rambouillet lost hundreds of thousands of trees.

In the southern part of the forest, there is a wild group of up to 150 Bennett's wallabies. This population has been present since the 1970s, when some individuals escaped from the zoological park of Émancé after a storm or due to vandalism in the park. [2]

See also

References

  1. ^ http://www.photogrammetry.ethz.ch/research/cirsten/cirsten_study.html
  2. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2007-10-13. Retrieved 2007-10-13.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)

External links

Official website

Coordinates: 48°39′N 1°50′E / 48.650°N 1.833°E / 48.650; 1.833