30 April 2016

Two hikes for May 4

Happy May Day! The feedback from last week's walks indicates that they were highly successful. So now on to the May walks. Next Wednesday we have two walks planned, one long and energetic one (28 km) with Daniel Robinot, and a shorter one (13km) with Daniel Perot. Make your choice and head for the trails!
 
Remember you need personal accident and liability insurance to participate in our hikes. Now on to this week's hike announcements.
 
First Daniel Perot's info: (please appreciate the poetry)
 
Our hike on May 4th,
In the Parc du Morbras...
        In Spring, springs spring like springs.
        Au printemps les sources jaillissent comme des ressorts.
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This park is situated in Sucy-en-Brie and mainly in Ormesson.
From the RER station we will cross the paths which lead us to the park.
There we will admire the cherry trees of Japan and the lilacs and walk along the brooks.
Voir...
http://www.jardinez.com/Parcs-et-jardins-Parc-du-Morbras_Sucy-en-Brie_Val-de-Marne_Ile-de-France-France_fr_1193.html
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Then we will continue in the Forêt Notre-Dame.
Distance: 13 km.
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Get there...
Take RER A (NOTE) at Châtelet/les Halles at 9:22. Zone 4.
Direction Boissy-Saint-Léger.
Head of train.
Arriving at SUCY-BONNEUIL at 9:47.
Sortie 1, Place de la Gare, where I'll wait for you. Meeting point.
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Return from the station Boissy-Saint-Léger, same line, but zone 5.
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There is no possibility for technical stop during the first 45 minutes of the  walk.
Just in case... I recommmand the train leaving Châtelet/les Halles 20 minutes before.
After the exit there is a café, a few meters to the right (after the bridge).
Don't forget, The meeting point is place de la Gare.
Come with appropriate clothes, shoes, buble paper to seat on the benches... Not forgetting picnic.
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I'm looking forward to seeing you.
Daniel. Tel. 09 50 56 65 26.
Mobile (only the day of the walk) 06 51 22 35 16.

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And now for Daniel Robinot's info:

Amis randonneurs, bonjour.
Au programme de cette semaine, une belle randonnée au départ de St Rémy-lès-Chevreuses (oui, encore) mais différente de celle de la semaine dernière. ATTENTION, cette randonnée sera longue (26 à 28 km), difficile (plus de 650 de dénivelé) et la marche sera soutenue. Un bonne façon de se faire les mollets pour le Queyras mais tout les courageux seront les bienvenus bien sûr.
Cette randonnée nous fera passer par des endroits connus comme le château de Dampierre mais aussi par de beaux passages en forêt. Cerise sur le gâteau, nous finirons par un arrêt dans une ferme où vous pourrez acheter lait, œufs, fromage et plein d'autres bonnes choses. Prévoyez donc monnaie et sac d'appoint pour ramener vos provisions.
La journée sera longue, aussi, le départ se fera un peu plus tôt.
Pour venir : RER B PLIT86, passages à Châtelet-Les Halles à 08h44, arrivée à St Rémy-les-Chevreuses à 09h31.
Retour par la même gare, nombreux trains.
Chaussures et vêtements adapté, pic-nique et eau en quantité suffisante, bonne humeur et friandises :-)
A bientôt.
Daniel
06.10.85.47.67


Friends hikers, hello.
The program for this week, a beautiful hike from St Rémy-lès-Chevreuse (yes, again) but different from last week. ATTENTION, this hike will be long (26 to 28 km), hard (over 650 elevation) and walking will be at a fast pace. A good way to get your calves ready for the Queyras but the all courageous hikers will of course be welcome.
This hike will we pass by known places like the Castle of Dampierre but also beautiful passages in forest. Best of all, we will eventually stop at a farm where you can buy milk, eggs, cheese and lots of other good things. So bring money and an extra bag to carry your groceries.
The day will be long, so the start will be a little earlier.
Getting there: RER B PLIT86, leaving Châtelet-Les Halles at 8:44, arriving in St. Remy-les-Chevreuse at 9:31.
Return by the same station, many trains.
Shoes and suitable clothing, picnic and water in sufficient quantity, good humor and treats :-)
See you soon.

Daniel
06.10.85.47.67
-- 
L'homme sage est celui qui connait ses limites.




23 April 2016

Two Walks for April 27

Hello Walkers,

Next Wednesday, April 27, we are lucky to have two hike options, a shorter one with Dominika Raveau to see the cherry blossoms in the Parc de Sceaux, and a longer one to the Abbey of Port Royal des Champs with Brigitte and Jean Paul Sadoulet. Remember, you need your own liability and accident insurance to participate in our walks.

First Domi's info:

As a short option for next Wednesday I propose a 10-12 km walk through four parks:
Vallée aux Loups, Parc de la Maison de Chateaubriand, Arboretum de Chatenay and Parc de Sceaux.
We'll see a Collection of bonsaï and have picnic under the flowering cherry trees,

http://tribulons.fr/hanami-au-parc-sceaux-printemps-avril-2014-cerisiers-japonais-en-fleurs/

I hope the weather will permit us to enjoy this beautiful place where you can admire cherry trees in pink and white bloom.

Departure:
From CHATELET LES HALLES at 09:32 RER B Direction ROBINSON
Arrival at ROBINSON at 09:58 Zone 3
The same train from DENFERT-ROCHEREAU at 9:40 .

At the Gare de Robinson walk to the head of the train then to the right and take the exit Av. Jules Guesde,
The meeting place will be on the top of the stairs.
Return on the RER B from the stations Croix de Berny or Parc de Sceaux (still zone 3), frequent trains to Paris.
There's an exhibition in the Château de Sceaux which may concern our walks : Paysages du romantisme à l'impressionnisme : Les environs de Paris.
I intend to see it after the walk and hope some of you will join me.
Tarif : 4€ / tarif réduit : 2.50€ (65 ans)
http://www.hauts-de-seine.fr/espace-presse/evenements/exposition-paysages-du-romantisme-a-limpressionnisme-les-environs-de-paris/

Bring your picnic lunch, water and be prepare to sitting on the carpet of petals. Poets are welcome!

Looking forward to seeing you

Dominique R.

my mobile 06 33 23 07 31

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And now for Brigitte and Jean Paul's info:
Hello walking friends,

On Wednesday April 27, we will hike  in the department Yvelines. Here are some infos:
 
We will walk on the (famous) Jean Racine’s path to Port Royal des Champs and back by the Château de la Madeleine.

This is a 18 kms walk with only two hills. It will be a loop.
 
Travel info: Chatelet Les Halles, RER B (PIER) at 9:08 AM (at Denfert-Rochereau: 9:16; Bourg-La-Reine 9:23; Massy-Palaiseau 9:33) arriving at Saint-Rémy-lès-Chevreuse (terminus) at 9:56.
If possible, travel in the last car. Jean Paul and I will board the train at Bourg-La-Reine. Ticket zone 5.
Remember that it is a RER and it can be early (yes!) or late. Take the first one going to Saint Rémy-lès-Chevreuse.
Let’s start the walk at 10:00. There is no possibility for technical stop during the first 45 minutes of the  walk. There are trains every 15 minutes for those wanting to arrive earlier.  

No bail out. Come with appropriate clothes, shoes, not forgetting picnic, sweets and energy drinks.
 
We will  come back from Saint-Rémy-lès-Chevreuse, RER B. Train every 15 minutes. 
 Seek you on Wednesday.
 
Brigitte et Jean-Paul
06 47 17 14 80
06 80 11 50 75
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Bonjour aux amis marcheurs,
Le mercredi 27 avril, nous marcherons dans le département des Yvelines. Ci dessous quelques infos:
Nous emprunterons le (célèbre) sentier Jean Racine en direction de Port Royal des Champs et retour via le Château de la Madeleine. C’est une balade de 18 km.
 
Chatelet Les Halles, RER B (PIER) à 9:08 AM (à Denfert-Rochereau: 9:16; Bourg-La-Reine 9:23; Massy-Palaiseau 9:33) arrivant à Saint-Rémy-lès-Chevreuse (terminus) à 9:56. Zone 5.

Si possible, montez dans le dernier wagon. Nous prendrons ce train à Bourg-La-Reine. 
Souvenez-vous que c’est un RER et qu’il peut être en avance (oui !) ou en retard. Prendre le premier qui va à Saint Rémy-lès-Chevreuse.

Nous commencerons la marche à 10:00. Pas d’arrêt technique possible pendant les premières 45 minutes de balade. Il y a un train toutes les 15 minutes pour ceux qui souhaitent arriver plus tôt. 
Circuit unique. Venez avec des vêtements adaptés, chaussures, sans oublier le pique-nique, de quoi vous couvrir et des boissons énergisantes...
 
Nous reviendrons à la gare de Saint-Rémy-lès-Chevreuse, RER B. Train toutes les 15 minutes. 
 
A mercredi 
 
Brigitte et Jean-Paul
06 47 17 14 80
06 80 11 50 75


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16 April 2016

Two Hikes for April 20

Hello Friendly Hikers,
 
Next Wednesday we will have two options, a three hour walk with Martina and a longer one with Claude. Remember you need personal accident and liability insurance to participate in our walks.
 
Here is Martina's info, followed by Claude's:
 
Hello walking friends,

The leaves on the trees are growing visibly and we enjoy Spring time even if is changing April weather with rain - sun - rain - warm or cold.

I will lead a three hour walk on Wednesday April 20 visiting both Parc St. Cloud and Bois de Boulogne.

Meeting point is in front of the Musee National  de la Ceramique in Sevres.  There I will be waiting from 9.45 am and then start walking at 10 am.

To get there take the tramway T2 to the station  Musee de Sevres - or the Metro 9 to end station Pont de Sevres. 
(If you take the Metro you then walk over the bridge to Sevres)

As always and especially now in April, have the appropriate clothes and shoes and enough water and a snack to keep up the energy.

Please do not bring any walking sticks on this walk.

I look forward to seeing you next week,
Martina David-Ault
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Bonjour,

Je vous propose une randonnée d'environ 16 km dans les Yvelines, mêlant forêt avec un parcours insolite dans le bois d'Hautil, campagne et charmants petits villages d'Ile de France. De bonnes chaussures sont à prévoir au cas où la météo nous fasse quelques misères.

Départ Gare Saint Lazare à 9 h 23 en direction de Mantes-la-Jolie via Poissy, arrivée à 9 h 51 à VERNOUILLET-VERNEUIL où je vous attendrai

Retour : Gare de Meulan à 15 h 43 (ou 15 h 13 si vous marchez bien) pour une arrivée à Paris Saint Lazare à 16 h10

N'oubliez pas des vêtements adaptés à la météo, votre pique-nique, vos boissons et votre bonne humeur habituelle.
Claude FAURE
01 30 92 04 95
06 84 14 55 35 le jour de la randonnée


10 April 2016

hike for April 13

Hiike for April 13 Forêt de Fontainebleau 

This week we will also walk in a loop, Fontainebleau-Avon to Fontainebleau-Avon. It should be 16-17k.
The walk will include part of Rochers du Mont Ussy and Rochers Cassepot and other smaller rock formations near Fontainebleau. There will be ups and downs.
Wear good footwear. Lunch will be around 1pm, bring snacks & enough water. 

All hikers need personal accident and liability insurance.


GETTING THERE:

-Take train to Montargis at 9.18 from Gare de Lyon, arriving at Fontainebleau-Avon at9.57, Zone 5 (the train stops at Melun. Departure should be from Hall 1 -lettered platforms- but check on arrival). I will meet you at Gare de Lyon, we will sit in the last car.

-Return trains from Fontainebleau-Avon every half hour.
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€)

See you on Wednesday! 

02 April 2016

Walks for April 4 and 6

Dear Hikers,

First, here is a reminder for Martina's walk on Monday. That will be followed by Judy's information for the Wednesday walk.

Hello IdF walkers,

The early Easter weekend is over and now let's hope for a sunny early Spring day on Monday April 4, when I offer you to lead a walk along the Seine.

We will start at the Metro 10 end station:  Boulogne Pont de St-Cloud and will then end the walk at Metro 10 station Javel Andre Citroen.

The meeting point is in front of the Brasserie Jean Baptiste which you reach if you go to the end of the metro train, up the stairs and then again up the stairs to the left.  I will be there at 9.45 and we leave at 10.00 direction Pont de St-Cloud.

This is a short and energetic walk of three hours.   Have water and a snack with you and as always the right clothes and shoes.   Please do not bring any walking sticks as they disturb when we walk in a group.

See you in good spirits and accustomed to Summer time.
Martina

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Hello once again !

Here is the information to encourage you all to come walking on Wednesday!
This week we will walk in a loop of approximately 20 km in very nice countryside passing through a couple of attractive villages and coming back through the old quarter of La Ferte Alais and its 11th/12th century church. The trail has a few gentle hills ,  but nothing too serious.

TRAVEL
Take RER D from Gare de Lyon, direction Malesherbes, at 8.39 (sorry about the early start but remember "early to bed , early to rise makes a bunny healthy, wealthy and wise " ( or so I was told ) . This train will arrive at La Ferte Alais at 9.41 (zone 5 ) Let's travel together in the rear carriage of the train unless you're reading a good book or feeling antisocial ! 

Return trains are hourly at 46 minutes past the hour and take just over the hour to arrive back in Paris. The 15.46 is a possibility but the 16.46 a probability. 


Spring is unpredictable so look at the forecast , doubt its veracity and bring clothes for all eventualities . Wear stout shoes or boots, be prepared for mud and take note the first toilet stop for modest people is 45 minutes into the walk ! 
(pas d'arret technique les premiers 45" de la randonnee.)

Bring lunch and plenty to drink.
Hopefully see lots of you on Wednesday.
Judy 

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