The Forest of Chantilly covering 15,500 acres, is one of the largest private forests in France. Many different species of trees grow there: oak, beech, lime, hornbeam, chestnut, silver birch and pine. Each year, more than 100,000 saplings are planted. Red and roe deer still roam the forest and may be approached relatively easily, if done with caution. As well as having established marked footpaths, the foresters will provide guided visits.