29 July 2017

Hike for 2 August 2017

Boulogne to Versailles

Dear Hikers,

On Wednesday August 2nd, we will walk from Boulogne to Versailles (zone 4), with three options:
A normal walk, a shorter one and an optional extension.

PLEASE NOTE -- Due to the the works on "RER A" between "la Defense" and "Nation",
these line will be closed from July 29 to August 27.

NORMAL WALK     Distance: 15 kilometers with 3 hills.
The walk will start by crossing the Seine and part of the Parc de Saint-Cloud and then on to Versailles via the pleasant village 
of Ville-d'Avray where we will have our lunch facing "les  Etangs de Ville-d'Avray".


If you come by metro *We shall meet no later than 10:00 a.m. by the metro station
Boulogne-Pont-de-Saint-Cloud, on Metro Line 10.

* When you get off the train, walk along the quay in the same direction as the train, go up the steps and take the exit "Musée
Albert-Khan" (to the right).
The meeting place is ten meters from the metro station, at the intersection of these three streets:
Av. du Maréchal-de-Lattre-de-Tassigny / Rond-point Rhin-et-Danube (the large roundabout) / and the little Rue du Port.
We leave at 10:05 sharp.

If you come from Saint-Cloud station (train) or les Milons station (tram).
* You shall meet no later than 10:20 am in front of the church "Saint-Clodoald".
We leave at 10:25 sharp.

SHORTER WALK     distance: 6.5 kilometers, with 1 gentle hill.
For those who prefer this distance, you can go and have your lunch "aux Etangs" with the group, then return to Paris
 from the station Sèvres/Ville-d'Avray. (zone 3). The distance from "les Etangs" to your station is 1.5 km. You will walk in town to reach your station without your leader, but your guardian angel will not be far.

An OPTIONAL EXTENSION to "Hameau de la Reine" or to the gardens of the Château could be possible (+ 4.5/5 km).

RETURN - There are three stations in Versailles: Versailles Rive-droite, Versailles Rive-gauche and Versailles-Chantiers for different destinations in Paris: La Défense, Gare Saint-Lazare // Javel, Invalides, Saint-Michel // Gare Montparnasse.

You will need a picnic lunch, water, more water, still water (encore et toujours); "taken in moderation, it cannot hurt anybody" (Mark Twain). He died anyway!

I'm looking forward to seeing you.


Advice to hikers / Conseil aux randonneurs:
Make sure that you are covered by a personal accident and liability insurance, that you are fit enough to do the walk, and have the proper equipment / Assurez-vous que vous êtes couvert par une assurance responsabilité civile, que vous avez la condition physique nécessaire pour faire la randonnée choisie et que vous avez l’équipement adapté.

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