17 March 2017

Hike for 22 March 2017

Epernon to Maintenon  -   19 km

Hello dear walkers,

To pay tribute to our greatly missed leader Judy who is enjoying her retirement in Scotland, we are going to walk from Epernon to Maintenon following her path.
It’s a mainly flat 19 km walk (except one rather steep 50 m slope). The highlights at the end of the walk are the Louis XIV aqueduct and Château de Maintenon.
We will walk along the pretty Drouette river, have a glimpse of the Château de Morville, go through attractive villages, see churches, endless views and a surprising but famous sculpture in an inappropriate place.

BE AWARE, both Epernon and Maintenon are outside of the zones so you will need full-fare train tickets even if you have a pass Navigo (Paris-Epernon 11.90 euro, Maintenon-Paris 13.20 euro).

Take the 9.06 train from Montparnasse direction Chartres to Epernon arriving at 9.51. This train stops at Versailles Chantiers at 9.20. We will meet you at the rear car of the train.
Warning: On line 4, metros don't stop at Montpanasse-Bienvenue station because the platforms are closed.

Return trains from Maintenon are roughly hourly, we should finish in time to catch the 15.55 train, the next one will be at 16.55.

Wear suitable clothes and footwear. Bring lunch, enough water and  snack depending on your needs. There are no opportunities for a bailout on this walk.

Hikers need personal accident and liability insurance.

See you on Wednesday

Catherine T. & Thérèse B. 

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