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Forêt de Brotonne

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The forêt de Brotonne , in France, is situated to the west of Rouen in a vast meander of the Seine, accessible by the pont de Brotonne. It is a part of the Parc naturel régional des Boucles de la Seine normande , which allows for the safeguarding of a large natural space stretching from the banlieue of Rouen to the commune of Marais-Vernier.
Today the forest encompasses an area 12 kilometres in length and 10 kilometres in width, and is divided by multiple forest roads. It contains more than ninety species of trees, notably oaks and beech. The state-owned section covers more than 6,700 hectares ). The forest is one of the largest beech forests in France, with 62% of its area of its surface covered in beech. In addition to beech and oaks, the forest also contains Scots Pines and Hornbeams. In addition to the trees, the forest also contains a windmill and a communal cottage of La Haye-De-Routot. The forest's western edge is bordered by the A131 autoroute.


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