10 May 2015

Hike for May 13

Dear Hikers.

This week we will return to the Essonne department for one of idfwalkers' favorites, a lovely walk along the Juine River.

This 14 km hike will start in BOURAY sur Juine and will end at LARDY.  RER C, zone #5.
The total distance will still be about 14 kilometers. 

BOURAY to LARDY RER (the first of two times we go through LARDY        6 kilometers
LARDY to CHAMARANDE RER and The Chateau                                       10 kilometers
CHAMARANDE to LARDY RER (Second of two times)                              14-15 kilometers

For anyone driving to BOURAY you will need to take the RER one station at the end of the day.

A gentle uphill onto a forest path leading to LARDY, then on through the forest to CHAMARANDE hopefully passing its Chateau.  The walk from Chamarande to Lardy is along the River Juine passing a particularly lovely spot in Janville, where there is a beautiful park, and old mill, a small dam, and many old stone houses.


We will meet at the RER 'C', BIBLIOTHEQUE F. MITTERRAND, at 8:55 for the train ELBA, 9:05, DIRECTION St. MARTIN D'ETAMPES, arriving at Bouray at 9:45.
(This same train passes through INVALIDES at 8:52, and St. MICHEL / NOTRE DAME at 8:58)
We will meet at the REAR of the platform, the last car of the train.

The RER 'C' platforms can be confusing.  Be sure to go to the platform that includes the destinations 'DOURDAN' and / or 'ETAMPES'.

Trains return to Paris every 30 minutes, from EACH of the stations, at approximately :15 and :45 depending upon the station.

A MOBILIS, ZONES #1-5 is recommended for the maximum flexibility.

As of now, the lunch spot has not been identified.  So, please bring a SNACK (fruit, etc.) if lunch is later than usual.

As always good walking shoes are the order of the day.  A lunch.  Some chocolate for the leader.  A readiness to laugh.

Bob Levy can be reached at:

And on the day of the walk:
All hikers need personal accident and liability insurance.

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