12 September 2019

Hike for 18 September

Around Breuillet - 16 km  

Terrain: 3 steepish climbs
From Breuillet Village we climb up the hill to the Porte des Bourdeaux and Saint Yon church and then follow the path to the village of Boissy sous Saint Yon where we will visit the Saint Thomas Becket church.
As the name implies this church was associated with Thomas Becket when he fled to France after quarrelling with King Henry II of England.
After his infamous murder in Canterbury Cathedral in 1170 he was canonised and his tomb became one of the most visited pilgrimage sites in Christendom.
We then head for the village of Saint Sulpice de Favières in the Renarde valley where we will have our lunch next to the church regarded as one of the most beautiful village churches in France and once a major pilgrimage stop. After lunch we gently follow the Renarde (fox) stream to the lovely villageof Souzy la Briche. Unfortunately we can't visit the charming château which was once a Presidential weekend retreat!! 
From Souzy we climb up the hill and finally to Saint Cheron RER. For those who want a slightly longer walk we can continue from Saint Cheron back to Breuillet Village along the l'Orge river (4km).Since we will be visiting so many churches I'm sure that the Almighty will ensure good weather, but just in case come prepared!!

Getting there:
From Gare d'Austerlitz RER C (direction Dourdan) DEBO at 09.16 (9h06 Invalides, 9h12 Saint Michel, 9h19 Bibliothèque) arrival 10.06 at Breuillet Village, zone 5
Return: RER C
Saint Cheron: trains leave at '17 and '47 mins each hour
Breuillet Village: trains leave at '22 and '52 mins each hour

See you soon
A bientôt
Marcelle     


NB: Meeting point is at/on the platform, those who wish to travel together usually sit in the rear car.

Advice to hikers / Conseils aux randonneurs: Make sure that you are covered by a personal accident and liability insurance, that you are fit enough to do the walk, and have the proper equipment / Assurez-vous que vous êtes couvert par une assurance responsabilité civile, que vous avez la condition physique nécessaire pour faire la randonnée choisie et que vous avez l’équipement adapté.                                                                                                                                                     

17 August 2019

Hike for August 21



Hike for August  21  - Parmain

We will walk in a loop from Parmain. 15k - no bail out - estimated cumulative 
elevation gain: 240m. 
Not a very long walk but a faster one, we will walk at 4.5 to 5k an hour. 
Wear good footwear. 

Lunch won’t be until 1pm at the earliest, bring snacks.
This walk will end early to allow those who wish to to join in other activities, you’ll have a choice of 2 visits, of course you may fancy a swim at the beach instead.


GETTING THERE:

-Take train H at 8.30 from Gare du Nord - direction Persan Beaumont- arriving at l’Isle Adam-Parmain at 9.19, Zone 5 (regular return fare, 14.20€).  
I will meet you at Gare du Nord, we will sit in the rear car. If you are not familiar with Gare du Nord, arrive early enough, departure is usually from the suburban train platforms at street level.

-Return trains from l’Isle Adam-Parmain :  16.09 (arr:16.58);  16:39 (arr:17.28); 17:09 (arr: 17.58); 
17.39  (arr: 18.28). There are other frequent trains that are not direct.

There is a café across from the train station. 


See you on Wednesday! 

Laurence


NB: Meeting point is at/on the platform, those who wish to travel together usually sit in the rear car. 

Advice to hikers / Conseils aux randonneurs:
Make sure that you are covered by a personal accident and liability insurance, that you are fit enough to do the walk, and have the proper equipment / 
Assurez-vous que vous êtes couvert par une assurance responsabilité civile, que vous avez la condition physique nécessaire pour faire la randonnée choisie et que vous avez l’équipement adapté.

09 August 2019

Hike for August 14

    


















  




                                                                                                                                                                           
Forêt de Sénart





Dear walkers,

Next Wednesday we offer a loop in the Forêt de Sénart starting and finishing 
in Boussy St Antoine.
It will be a walk of about 19 km on flat ground almost entirely in the forest, no urban walk. 
There are very old oaks (500 years) and numerous ponds.
https://fr.wikipedia.org/wiki/ For%C3%AAt_de_S%C3%A9nart
It's possible to see white and pink nympheas, a wonder in this time of drought!
A nice spot for picnic but no benches so bring something to sit on.


GETTING THERE:

Take RER D  train from GARE DU NORD to BOUSY ST ANTOINE direction MELUN at 08:42 
The same train from CHATELET LES HALLES at 08:46, from GARE DE LYON at 08:51
Get off in BOUSY ST ANTOINE at 09:23, one way ticket from Paris 6.15 € or Mobilis 5 zones 17.80€.

Meeting is outside on the Parvis de la Gare (in front of the main entrance)
take exit Maurice Thorez, not Gare Routière.

Return to Paris  from the same station: trains every 15 min
You will need hiking shoes, sun or rain protection, a snack, a picnic lunch and lots of water.
And don't forget your goodwill.


See you on Wednesday,

Dominika and Philippe





NB: Meeting point is at/on the platform, those who wish to travel together usually sit in the rear car. 


Advice to hikers / Conseils aux randonneurs:
Make sure that you are covered by a personal accident and liability insurance, that you are fit enough to do the walk, and have the proper equipment / 
Assurez-vous que vous êtes couvert par une assurance responsabilité civile, que vous avez la condition physique nécessaire pour faire la randonnée choisie et que vous avez l’équipement adapté.



05 July 2019

Hikes for July


Hike for 10  July 
Along  the river Yerres































Thank you Michelle, beautiful photos as always                                                                        



walk following the river Yerres, about 18 km, mostly flat. Not very far, but it is not mandatory to stop, the  Fondation                Dubuffet and  the musée et parc Caillebotte.

Getting there                                                                                                                              

To Combs la ville Quincy:                                                                                                             
From Paris Gare du Nord,RER D , towards  Melun,at 8h42, arrival at Combs la ville Quincy at 9H26.(Châtelet les            Halles à 8h 46, gare de Lyon à 8h36.)                                                      
Return from Montgeron Crosne, one RER D, at 14h43,         15h09,15h28 etc…                                                                    
                                                                                                        
Do take a picnic, plenty of water, sunscreen and hat.                                                                          
Catherine T   






NB: Meeting point is at/on the platform, those who wish to travel together usually sit in the rear car. 



Advice to hikers / Conseils aux randonneurs:
Make sure that you are covered by a personal accident and liability insurance, that you are fit enough to do the walk, and have the proper equipment / 
Assurez-vous que vous êtes couvert par une assurance responsabilité civile, que vous avez la condition physique nécessaire pour faire la randonnée choisie et que vous avez l’équipement adapté.




28 June 2019

Hike for July 3

Bourron - Marlotte to Nemours about 15 km with bailing out (12 km)
We propose a walk fron Bourron-Marlotte to Nemours along meadows, forest and a portion of Loing canal. 
We'll go through the charming village of Grez-sur-Loing and nice country panoramic views.  A castle and a swimming pool are on our destination, in Nemours. A very few ups and downs.
Getting there:
From Paris Gare de Lyon, train R, at 9.16 am, arriving at 10.16 at Bourron-Marlotte  zone 5 Direct train
Return:  Nemours Station at 15.36, arriving Gare de Lyon at 16.44, ligne R. Direct train. Next train at 16.36, arriving at 17.43. Direct train.
Other train, at 15.49, arriving at Gare de Lyon at 17.13, via a change at Melun. 

Do take a picnic, plenty of various liquids and your usual sense of good humour!
Juli Faloux
Catherine Maussion


NB: Meeting point is at/on the platform, those who wish to travel together usually sit in the rear car. 

Advice to hikers / Conseils aux randonneurs:
Make sure that you are covered by a personal accident and liability insurance, that you are fit enough to do the walk, and have the proper equipment / 
Assurez-vous que vous êtes couvert par une assurance responsabilité civile, que vous avez la condition physique nécessaire pour faire la randonnée choisie et que vous avez l’équipement adapté.






27 June 2019

Parmain June 26

                   Un peu de fraîcheur, pause pic-nique (Photo DR)

22 June 2019

Hikes for June 26












 Robinson-Meudon












Information:  Starting next week, you will not receive the walks' descriptions in your mailbox, the walks will be posted on the blog until further notice.
have a nice summer,

Laurence

Shorter walk
From Robinson to Meudon Val Fleury
Hello hikers,
As a short option for next Wednesday I propose 12 km hike with some gentle ups and downs through the woods of Plessis-Robinson and a part of Meudon forest. Possibility to leave after about 5 km (bus 195 or tramway 6 to Metro Chatillon-Montrouge).
We'll have a nice spot for picnic near l'étang de Triveaux (a little buvette nearby for a cup of coffee).
It will be very hot so remember to bring the head covers and lots of water.
Getting there:
From Châtelet Les Halles take RER B at 9:02 direction Robinson ( from Denfert Rochereau 8 minutes later)Arrival at Robinson at 09:28, zone 3. one way ticket 2,80 €. At Gare de Robinson walk to the head of the train then to the right and take the exit Avenue Jules Guesde.
The meeting place will be at the top of the stairs.
Return from Meudon Val Fleury to Paris, RER C zone 3
Bus 162, 194 to Gare de Robinson, 169 to Pont de Sèvres, M 9
Looking forward to seeing you on Wednesday,
Dominika


Longer walk
Parmain – 25 km 
Dear hiking friends,
This week, a “sportive” loop from Parmain to Parmain via Nesle la Vallée (where is a good bakery & pastry shop).

The hike is about 25 km, no bail out (except if you have a map), and almost 500 m of elevation. Steady pace so as not to come back too late. 
The course has many changes of direction, so I count on you to stay together and be attentive.

As usual, take a picnic lunch, enough water and of course, shoes and clothing adapted to the season without forgetting your good mood. 

Getting there: 
From Paris-Nord Train POVA at 8h00  Line H dir. PERSAN BEAUMONT, arriving at L'Isle Adam-Parmain at 8h49 where I will be waiting for you.  Zone 5, single ticket 7.10€.                                                                                                                                 This train is usually at street (top) level,  if you're not familiar with Gare du Nord, arrive early enough.      Return by the same station, trains every 20 or 30 minutes.

See you on Wednesday. 

Daniel R.  
   L'homme sage est celui qui connaît ses limites.
NB: Meeting point is at/on the platform, those who wish to travel together usually sit in the rear car. 

Advice to hikers / Conseils aux randonneurs:Make sure that you are covered by a personal accident and liability insurance, that you are fit enough to do the walk, and have the proper equipment / Assurez-vous que vous êtes couvert par une assurance responsabilité civile, que vous avez la condition physique nécessaire pour faire la randonnée choisie et que vous avez l’équipement adapté.