This week, December 2, we will leave Daniel’s Gr2 and the valley of the Seine hikes (to be continued in 2010) and return to the valley of the Bièvre. We will hike 16 km. from Jouy-en-Josas to the town of Bièvres, passing through the Bois de Verrières. At the end of the walk, those of you who are interested and not too tired can visit the musée français de la Photographie in Bièvres which relates the history of photography from its origins and houses an extraordinary collection of photos, documents and photographic equipment. Entry 3 euros, 2 for "personnes agées"
Getting there: We will meet outside the train station of Jouy-en-Josas (zone 4) at 10:17.
There are two ways to reach Jouy-en-Josas from Paris, and each requires a change. I have chosen the way where you will change at Versailles Chantiers.
Departure: 9:24 from the station St. Michel Notre Dame, on RER C SARA, direction St. Quentin-en-Yvelines, arriving at Versailles Chantiers at 9:59. Change to the RER C VICK which leaves at 10:10 and arrives at Jouy at 10:17. This train passes through Champs de Mars Tour Eiffel at 9:35. I will meet you at Versailles Chantiers on the quai.
You can also arrive at Versailles Chantiers from the Gare Montparnasse on the train DAPO which leaves Montparnasse at 9:40, direction Dreux and arrives at Versailles Chantiers at 9:52.
The other way to Jouy is to take the RER B PLAN at 9:13 at St. Michel Notre Dame, direction St. Remy Les Chevreuse and change at Massy-Palaiseau. There is a 15 minutes changeover time. Change to the RER C CIME leaving at 9:51, direction Versailles Chantiers, arriving at Jouy at 10:05. If this option is more convenient for you, and you don’t mind waiting 12 minutes for the others to arrive, by all means try it!
Return: From Bièvres (zone 4) RER C, trains every 20-30 minutes in both directions.
Bring the usual picnic lunch and rain gear. If you want to be notified if we need to cancel or there is a last minute change of plans, please call or email me with your phone number(s).
See you on Wednesday!
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