29 March 2015

April 1 hike

Next week we will head south of Paris to La Ferte-Alais in the Essonne department with Judy Choat as leader.  Here is Judy's info:

An April Fool's Day Hike ! (those of you who are not fools will be equally welcome !)
This week we will walk 19 km from La Ferte Alais to Ballancourt through forest and field passing through the attractive village of Mondeville , the unusual Chateau de Saussay ( two pavillons facing each other ), a ruined chapel, and finishing with glimpses of the Essonne River.
There are two long hills and a short slightly tricky rock section which has to be climbed and scrambled down from as lunch will take place on the top of it ! Otherwise the walk is mainly flat . 
Lunch will be after 9km which is a little on the early side so we will see if we need a second  pause during the afternoon for a 5 minute breather .
We are sure to find mud so wear suitable footwear and be prepared for any kind of weather, assume the forecast will be wrong, and don't forget your lunch and plenty of water
From Gare de Lyon take RER D ( train BUPE ), direction Malesherbes, at 8.39 to La Ferte Alais arriving 9.41. I shall be travelling at the back of the train; I leave it up to you whether or not you join me !!

The return journey will be from Ballancourt and the trains are hourly at 51 minutes past the hour arriving in Paris at 48 minutes past the hour . We may catch the 15.51 but it would be safest to assume we will catch the 16.51.
Both these stations are in zone 5.

All hikers are required to have personal accident and liability insurance.

See you Wednesday.

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

21 March 2015

Hike for March 25

In Spring springs spring like springs in the parc du Morbras.
Au printemps les sources jaillissent comme des ressorts dans le parc du Morbras.
They are looking forward to seeing you.
On Wednesday March 25th Daniel Perot will lead you from Sucy-Bonneuil (RER A) to the parc du Morbras and very much further.
The route and its numerous options are :
-- Extension to La Varenne-Chennevières (6 km from our departure); there we will have our lunch/picnic after a walk alongside a corniche.
-- Extension to Champigny (+ 3.5/4 km), alongside la Marne
-- Extension to Joinville (+ 3.5/4 km), alongside la Marne.
-- Extension to Vincennes RER A or métro station, (+ 5/6 km) in the bois de Vincennes.
Exit/Bailout -- The end of each stage is close to a RER A station.
Get there -- Take RER A, at the head of the train (direction Boissy-Saint-Léger) and get off the train at Sucy-Bonneuil, last but one station.
Exit -- Place de la gare, by a flight of stairs or a lift that descends then a second one that goes up to reach the ground floor (!).
I'll wait for you outside at 10:32 am.
Your train leaves Charles-de-Gaulle/Etoile at 9:58 am, Châtelet-les-Halles, 10:04, Nation 10:10.
Sucy-Bonneuil is in zone 4. Return ticket will be depending on your trip.

To participate in any of our activities, you need personal accident and liability insurance.
Asssurance accident et prévoyance sont nécessaire pour participer dans nos activités.
See you soon.
09 50 56 65 26.
Mobile (only the day of the walk)  06 51 22 35 16.

14 March 2015

Hike for March 18 and announcements

Daniel Robinot will lead next Wednesday's hike. First, here are three reminders.

1. To participate in any of our activities, you need personal accident and liability insurance.
Asssurance accident et prévoyance sont nécessaire pour participer dans nos activités.

2. Visit of the medieval right bank with Serge this coming Monday, March 16

 The tour, with the theme of the Moyen Age on the right bank, will be in French, but there will be translators for those who need a translation into English. The visit will cost three euros which is a modest sum for what you will learn. 

    La prochaine visite de mon ami, Serge Leger, ”historien de Paris”, aura lieu le lundi 16 mars.
    Il s’agit du MOYEN AGE RIVE DROITE, avec “Saint Martin des Champs, près de l’enceinte de Charles V, l’église SAINTE ELISABETH, templiers et chevaliers de SAINT JEAN, le drame de la tour du TEMPLE( Louis XVII), les Enfants Rouges, une fausse maison médiévale, la plus ancienne maison de Paris, le gardien du temps, ”si tu ne viens pas à Lagardère”, rue QUINCAMPOIX”, la tour SAINT JACQUES”.....
Le rendez-vous est à 9h30 devant la Gaité Lyrique 
3 square Denis Papin, Métro Réaumur Sébastopol  (ligne 4)
La visite se terminera vers 12h, 12h30, et les copains qui le désireront, pourront alors déjeuner avec Serge et moi dans le restaurant favori de Serge, “Au bon couscous”, rue Xavier Privat 
Au plaisir de vous voir
Marcel Kohl
Mon portable le 16 mars: 07 81 54 75 19
S.Leger prend 3 euros de gratification

3. Visite guidée chocolaterie Noisiel + restaurant. SAMEDI 18 AVRIL.

Suite à un désistement,  il reste une place.
Dernier délai pour l'inscription : mercredi 18 mars.
Premier inscrit, premier servi.
Contact : Daniel.
Tél. 09 50 56 65 26

And now this week's hike announcement:

I propose you a hike around my home. About 19 km and 400 m of elevation, at a steady pace as usual.

The ground can be muddy. As usual, good shoes, adapted clothes and good mood. A small nice bistro is on arrival before taking back a bus for the station.

To come: departure from Paris-St Lazare, direct train via Poissy at 9:04 am, arrived at Mantes la Jolie at 9:41 am.
Come out side Parking of  Mantes la Ville and take the bus Lines K on the quay 22 at 9:46 am (go out quickly).
Come down to the stop "Graviers" where I will wait for you at 9:53 am. If you miss the stop, come down to the following stop and wait for me.

I will take care of ordering the sun. See you soon.

+336 1085 4767 

Amis randonneurs,
Cette semaine je vous propose une randonnée autour de chez moi. Environ 19 km  et 400 m de dénivelée, à un rythme soutenu comme d'habitude.

Le terrain pourra être gras. Comme d'habitude, bonnes chaussures, vêtements adaptés et bonne humeur. Petit café sympa à l'arrivée avant de reprendre un bus pour la gare.

Pour venir : Départ de Paris-St Lazare, train direct via Poissy à 9h04, arrivée à Mantes la Jolie à 9h41.
Sortir côté Parking Mantes la Ville et prendre le bus Ligne K qui part du quai 22 à 9h46 (sortir rapidement).
Descendre à l'arrêt "Graviers" où je vous attendrai à 9h53. Si vous ratez l'arrêt, descendez au suivant et attendez-moi.

Retour par le train de 15h08 ou 16h08.

je m'occupe de commander le soleil. A bientôt.

+336 1085 4767

07 March 2015

Hike for March 11, 2015

Hike for March 11 - Forêt de Fontainebleau, with Laurence 

The hike will start from Bois le Roi and will end in Fontainebleau-Avon. It should be about 17k, very roughly!
We will walk through the forest to Rocher Cassepot and Rochers du Mont Ussy and other smaller rock formations near Fontainebleau. 
There will be ups and downs, it will be good exercise to get in shape for the spring and summer. Wear good footwear, poles are a good idea for the daring.


-Take train Gamu from Gare de Lyon direction Montargis at 9.15, arriving at Bois le Roi at 9.51, Zone 5 (the train stops at Melun at 9:45. Departure should be from Hall 1, but check on arrival.)

I will meet you at Gare de Lyon, we will sit in the last car.

-Return trains from Fontainebleau-Avon at 15.30 (arr:16.12) - 16.00 (arr:16.41) - 16:30 (arr:17.15)
There is a brasserie next to the train station.

If you do not have a "Passe Navigo", or benefit from any discounted fares, buy a "Mobilis 5 zones" (16.60€)

Bring a snack, lunch  & enough water.
See you on Wednesday! 


ps: Sorry, but I don't have a cell phone.