13 April 2013

Wednesday 17 April in the Hauts de Seine / Sunday 21 April at Morbras

The étang de Triveaux
Dominique Raveau will lead is on next week's hike along the sentier des Quatre Forets in the southern part of the Hauts de Seine. After her announcement there is additional information about Daniel's hike on Sunday 21 April.

First, Domi's info:

For next Wednesday I propose a hike of about 11 km on hilly ground with some ups and downs and one steep climb through the woods and around some ponds of Plessis-Robinson, Clamart and Meudon forest.

The picnic spot will be near l'étang de Triveaux in the forêt de Meudon.  http://www.tate.org.uk/art/artworks/matisse-trivaux-pond-n04717.

There is a little buvette-brasserie in the vicinity where it is possible to have a hot meal or a sandwich. Those who bring their lunch can take crêpe or a cup of coffee — such a comfort in the middle of the forest!

Travel arrangements:

From Châtelet Les Halles take RER B at 9.36 direction Robinson. Arrival at Robinson at 10.01, zone 3. The same train from Denfert Rochereau passes at 9.43. Be there earlier.

At the 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.

Don't forget your walking sticks and your good spirits.

Return from Meudon Val Fleury RER C zone 3.

See you on Wednesday with the good weather and your smiles.


My mobile 06 33 23 07 31 

From Daniel P: More about our stroll/walk on Sunday 21 April

        2nd AND LAST MESSAGE
        RDV 10:15 (instead of 10:30)
Exit of the station Sucy-Bonneuil

The stroll - 3 km from the station to parc du Morbras.
The walk - 2,5/3 km more, then a snack/lunch/picnic.
The hike - (after lunch) 4 km more to Champigny RER station or to the Kingfisher Island and its "guinguette".
Return - Each end of walk is near a RER station.
About the stroll - Dogs on leash are allowed in the parc.
On the walk - Cornice and slope to the Marne. Walk along the river and its islands. Don't forget your snack/lunch and water.
On the hike - A drink at "la guinguette du Martin Pêcheur" is 4.50 € including ballroom entrance. Music starts at 2:00 pm. "Shall we dance ?"
Icing on the cake: most walkers intend to speak English during the walk.
We must add: Sucy-en-Brie is twinned with Scituate (Massachussets) and Surrey Heath (England).
WALKERS COMING FROM PARIS - Take RER A, direction Boissy-Saint-Léger, then stop at Sucy-Bonneuil (zone 4). Exit: place de la Gare.
RER leaves Auber station at 9:42, Châtelet Les Halles 9:44, Gare de Lyon 9:47. Arrival: 10:12.
Purchase a single ticket. Return will be from another station.
Looking forward to seeing you.
Daniel Perot.
For more information, email or call Daniel (not idwalkfriends).
09 50 56 65 26 or Mobile 06 51 22 35 16 (only the day of the walk).

07 April 2013

Wednesday 10 April at Port Royal / Sunday 21 April at Morbras

Abbey dovecote at Port Royal

Judy Choat will lead our hike next Wednesday. At the end of her announcement, there is an invitation from Daniel Perot to join a walk that he has planned for Sunday April 21. We're sending the information early so that you can plan ahead. 


Judy's info:
This week I thought a walk of 19.5 km from St Remy les Chevreuse to the Granges du Port Royal and back in a loop would be enjoyable, passing the pretty little bridges across the river Yvette in Chevreuse, climbing up to the Château de la Madeleine (via some steps and a slope) and eventually having lunch in the grounds of the Grange du Port Royal which gives superb views over the ruins of an abbey (unfortunately surrounded by scaffolding at the moment) which, along with the farmstead, originally belonged to the Jansenist sect. 

This is an ideal picnic spot with tables, toilets, vending machines and access to the little gardens and the orchard. However all this luxury comes at a cost!! The entry fee to the park is 1€ so you had better start saving! There is also an interesting museum there which you may want to visit on another occasion. After lunch we will walk back to St Rémy through some very attractive hamlets and villages including Milon la Chapelle with its nice wee church.


We will catch RER B train PLAN, direction St Rémy lès Chevreuse  from Châtelet Les Halles at 9.11 (last carriage) arriving St Remy (zone 5) at 9.58 . This train calls at  St Michel Notre Dame at 9.13 and at Denfert Rochereau at 9.18. 
I shall drive so will see you at St Rémy in front of the station.
Return trains from St Rémy are frequent.

If you are not sure you are on the right train and you can't see anyone else please call and within reason we will wait for you.

Please wear suitable shoes (remember, I am good at finding mud!), bring a picnic and plenty of water. It could still be chilly so wear warm clothes.

Judy Choat

Mobile number 06 79 48 38 81
Landline          01 30 80 01 34


Now here is Daniel's information:

Daniel Perot suggests a stroll, walk or hike on Sunday April 21.
Meeting at 10:30 at the exit of the station Sucy-Bonneuil (RER A).

The stroll: 3 km from the station to the parc du Morbras.
The walk:  2.5 or 3 km more, then a snack, lunch or picnic.
The hike:  After lunch, 4 km more to Champigny RER station or to Kingfisher Island and its "guinguette".

Return:  Each walk ends near an RER station.

On the stroll:  Dogs on a leash are allowed in the parc.
On the walk:   Cornice and slope to the Marne. Don't forget your lunch.
On the hike:   A drink at "la guinguette du Martin-Pêcheur" is 4.50€ including ballroom entrance. Music starts at 2:00 pm.
        "Shall we dance?"

Hope you can come celebrate Spring with us.

The guinguette du Martin Pêcheur