29 August 2015

September 2 hike

Next Wednesday, September 2, Daniel Perot will lead us in and around
the "Ville nouvelle de Cergy-Pontoise". Here is his info:

> Our hike will be a loop, starting and ending at Cergy St. Christophe on the RER A  line. From the giant RER station clock at CERGY-SAINT-CHRISTOPHE, "biggest
> in Europe", we'll admire some truly monumental architecture, then stroll
> along the banks of the Oise where it loops around the Cergy leisure center.
> ---
> Mercredi prochain, notre randonnée s'effectuera à Cergy,
> le long de l'Oise, qui dans un méandre entoure la base de loisirs. Nous
> démarrerons sous l'horloge gigantesque, la plus grande d'Europe, et là nous
> découvrirons une architecture audacieuse dans un secteur contrasté, avant
> d'aller apprécier les bords de l'eau.
> ----
> Get there... 

RER A destination Cergy-le-Haut l suggest we meet up on the platform at Châtelet/les Halles at 9:30 a.m., HEAD OF THE QUAY. There we will board the RER A train UBOS, passing through Châtelet-les-Halles at 9:49.
Normally the train passes through Aubert station at 9:52, Charles-de-Gaulle at 9:55 and La Défense at 9:59.
Get there... Phew!
The direction of the train is Cergy-le-Haut.
And we will stop at CERGY-St-CHRISTOPHE (penultimate stop), at 10:31.
 Return from the same station (zone 5). Frequent trains.
> The walk should last about 3½ hours, some 13-14 km.
> The ground is flat.
> For a shorter course, 10-11 km, it is easy to leave the group in the leisure center and reach the
> station earlier. I suggest you copy and bring the map below, so you could choose the itinerary you prefer.
> ----
As usual bring you picnic lunch, and appropriate weather gear.
> To contact Daniel:
> Tel. 09 50 56 65 26.
> Mobile (only on the day of the walk) : 06 51 22 35 16.

22 August 2015

Hike for August 26

This week Michel will lead us from Lagny to Torcy In the Seine et Marne department. Here is his message:

I propose a 16 km walk from the Marne river to the streams of “La Gondoire” and  of “La Brosse” and to the new center of contemporary arts in the Rentilly gardens.
Please take the train from Gare de l’est at 9h31, line P to Meaux to reach the Lagny-Thorigny station, third stop, zone 5, around 10.  Return trip to Paris is on the RER A-line, trains every 10’ from the Torcy station also zone 5, many stops in Paris.
See you at the Lagny-Thorigny station at 10.  My phone N° is  Michel

15 August 2015

Hike for August 19

Hoping this message reaches some of you left in Paris for the summer ! 

I am planning a walk of 16km in the Nemours area , ( I hear you saying ONLY 16km but rest assured this is not an easy walk ! ) Nemours is a very interesting and attractive town and the surrounding countryside is similar to the Foret de Fontainebleau, i.e rocky ! Plenty of ups and downs on this walk so good exercise , quite a few steps too , so not a walk for the faint hearted but of course that doesn't apply to any of you !! Great views from some of the rocky tops over the surrounding countryside , also we will walk around the outside of the Chateau in Nemours and then admire it from above - excellent photo opportunity . As it could be hot we will make a couple of stops along the way so if you need sustenance bring a little snack and obviously PLENTY to drink .


Take SNCF line R  train GAMU direction Montargis at 9 .19 from Gare de Lyon arriving at Nemours St Pierre ( zone 5 ) at 10 . 23 travelling in the last carriage

Return trains from the same station are hourly at 34 minutes past the hour and probably we would catch the 16.34  

Don't forget WATER , lunch , suitable footwear , waterproofs (if necessary ??!! ) , bug spray , sun block and a hat . IF YOU NORMALLY USE POLES I SUGGEST YOU BRING THEM AS THE PINE NEEDLES ON THE GROUND CAN MAKE IT SLIPPERY 

Looking forward to seeing you all on Wednesday

 Landline    01 30 80 01 34

Mobile      06 79 48 38 81 
Now an editorial plug from ML:

For history buffs, here is a description of the DuPont company founded by E.I. DuPont Nemours: 

If you ever get to Wilmington, Delaware, or nearby Philadelphia, a visit to the powderworks museum is most worthwhile.

08 August 2015

Hike for August 12

Next Wednesday, Beatrice Le Mouellic has graciously agreed to lead a hike in the Bois de Vincennes. Here is her information:

Béatrice propose une marche dans le bois de Vincennes de 15 km  (possibilité de quitter le groupe après 5 et 10 km). Nous traverserons la cour du chateau, flânerons dans le jardin tropical. En chemin, nous rencontrerons peut-être Beethoven et quelques pélerins zen... qui sait ?
Apportez votre pique-nique, de l'eau,  votre chapeau de soleil...ou de pluie.

Rendez-vous à  10 heures station Porte dorée, métro ligne 8 ou tramway  T3, 4 place Edouard Renard, devant le salon de coiffure.

Beatrice proposes a walk around le Bois de Vincennes, 15 km (possibility to leave after 5 or 10 km). We will go through the yard of the castle, stroll in the tropical garden. On the way, perhaps we meet Beethoven and a few zen pilgrims...who knows ?
Bring pique-nique, water,  your sun or ...rain hat.

Meeting point : 10.00 am station Porte dorée, metro line 8 or tramway T3, 4 place Edouard Renard, in front of the hairdressing salon.

See you wednesday with pleasure.

Téléphone  06 20 61 76 08

01 August 2015

August 5 hikes

Next Wednesday, August 5, we have two hikes planned, each led by one of our Daniels. [20km with Daniel Robinot dans la Foret de Meudon and 14 km with Daniel Perot along another meander of the Marne River]. 

First Daniel Robinot's information:
 For Wednesday, August 5 , I suggest a walk in the forest of Meudon that will make us go through some ponds. A little cool in the summer what. About 20 Km long , some short hills on the program, almost 500 m elevation ( it's good for the calves !).

Getting there: Departure Paris -Montparnasse 1-2 Train VOPI at 9h09 - Arrive at 9h24 Chaville Rive Gauche where I wait for you .
The return will be by the same station .
Do not forget your humor, your food and especially water in sufficient quantities , it might be hot .

Hope to see you .

+33 6 1085 4767
Amis randonneurs, bonjour.

Pour ce mercredi 5 aout, je vous propose une balade dans la forêt domaniale de Meudon qui nous fera passer par quelques étangs. Un peu de fraîcheur en été quoi. Long d’environ 20 Km, quelques petites côtes sont au programme, presque 500 m de dénivelé (c'est bon pour les mollets !).

Pour venir : Départ Paris-Montparnasse 1-2 Train VOPI à 9h09  -  Arrivée à Chaville Rive Gauche à 9h24 où je vous attendrai.
Le retour se fera par la même gare.

N'oubliez pas votre humour, vos provisions et surtout de l'eau en quantité suffisante, il pourrait faire chaud.

Au plaisir de vous retrouver.

+33 6 1085 4767


Here is Daniel Perot's information:
As a few months ago I celebrated a significant anniversary, and
my grandmother started walking five miles a day when she was sixty, she's
ninety-seven now, and we don't know where the hell she is, I'll be reasonable to all Seniors: it will be a 12/14-kilometre walk
or option 10/12-kilometres with return by bus.
The walk will take place along the beautiful banks of the Marne and its
parallel canal.
We'll visit the Chateau of Champs (outside) and it's garden "à la
Française", one of the finest in France, set in a park in the English style.
* Possible visit of the chateau from 1:30 pm till 5 pm.
RER A (direction Marne-la-Vallée), stop at NEUILLY-PLAISANCE (zone 3).
Your train 'QURI' passes through Châtelet/Les Halles at 9:42 arriving at Neuilly-Plaisance at 9:58.
I suggest you travel in the last carriage of the train.
Return from Noisy-Champs on the same line, but in zone 4.
Purchase a single ticket or a Mobilis.
Meeting is outside the station. MAIN EXIT, place de la Gare.
Bring your usual picnic lunch, water and sun gear.
For more information, don't hesitate:
Tél. 09 50 56 65 26.
Mobile (only the day of the walk) 06 51 22 35 16).