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distance 15.2km Vertical gain +207m Vertical drop -148m Durée 4h55 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Igny (Essonne) - 91 - Essonne

Hike connecting Igny (Essonne) to the Palace of Versailles. The route follows the Bievre, and 80% of the route is on roads through forests. A calm, cool walk with scenery that will leave you with a unique souvenir.

The Tête Ronde Forest and Saint-Aubin Wood
distance 7.66km Vertical gain +97m Vertical drop -91m Durée 2h30 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Villiers-le-Bâcle - 91 - Essonne

A hike which is mostly in the forest, with lovely sections along the Mérantaise river and the ditches which run down from the Saclay Plateau.

The Viaduc des Fauvettes and the Forêt de Gif-sur-Yvette
distance 10.55km Vertical gain +184m Vertical drop -188m Durée 3h30 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Bures-sur-Yvette - 91 - Essonne

A walk of many faces! On forest tracks interspersed with paths through the city, you follow an old railway line with a tunnel and viaduct, finishing along the course of the river Yvette. A walk to enjoy at any time of year.

Following the Bièvre river through Saint-Quentin-en-Yvelines in Igny
distance 19.3km Vertical gain +20m Vertical drop -109m Durée 5h35 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Montigny-le-Bretonneux - 78 - Yvelines

The upstream part of this series of three hikes devoted to the Bièvre river. A very pleasant walk along the river and its bodies of water, in a mostly rural setting. A hike from station to station, which can be used to adjust the length depending on the weather conditions or desires of the hikers.

distance 19.24km Vertical gain +327m Vertical drop -332m Durée 6h25 Difficult Difficult
Starting point Starting point in Chevreuse - 78 - Yvelines

A beautiful hike to discover the beautiful sights of the Chevreuse valley: the Chatillonmill, the castle of Dampierre, the blacksmith’s, the villages of Fourcherolles, Senlisse and Choisel, Méridon castle, the village of Chevreuse and its small bridges along the Yvette, and Château de la Madeleine.

distance 16.5km Vertical gain +54m Vertical drop -61m Durée 4h50 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Paris - 75 - Paris

A walk through Paris exploring the Left Bank and its quartiers.

The Roselière (reed beds) of Maincourt
distance 9.08km Vertical gain +76m Vertical drop -77m Durée 2h50 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Lévis-Saint-Nom - 78 - Yvelines

At the heart of the Chevreuse Valley Natural Park, a hike that allows you to wander through a protected natural site with a trail laid out by the Park. In the Bois de Maincourt, one can see ancient sandstone quarries. The course of the river Yvette, which the trail follows on the way back, finally allows a patrimonial approach with old mills and old washhouses.

Walking The Three Rivers Hike ( Download : )
distance 10.69km Vertical gain +41m Vertical drop -44m Durée 3h10 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Épinay-sur-Orge - 91 - Essonne

Hike around Epinay sur Orge (a small town south of Paris) from the train station of the RER C.
It follows paths and quiet streets, heads through Bois des Templiers and follows the courses of three rivers: the Orge, the Rouillon and the Yvette. A trail through the Bois des Templiers with views of an old stone bridge with three arches of the ancient Templar Commandery of the eleventh century.

distance 15.43km Vertical gain +86m Vertical drop -89m Durée 4h40 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Crosne - 91 - Essonne

This walk starts in Crosne, goes through the Grange Forest and then through the town of Yerres before reaching Park Caillebotte where the painter lived. The walk goes along the Yerres River and finishes by going alongside the communal gardens in Villeneuve-Saint-Georges.

Mills and Menhirs along the river Yerres
distance 10.4km Vertical gain +47m Vertical drop -49m Durée 3h05 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Brunoy - 91 - Essonne

This hike mostly takes place along the Yerres, a tributary of the Seine, and also includes a section in the Forest of Senart and an urban section. There you can enjoy the charm of this river and the beautiful houses around it, admire two ancient watermills and come cross no fewer than four standing stones along the way.

distance 13.52km Vertical gain +221m Vertical drop -228m Durée 4h30 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Dourdan - 91 - Essonne

A lovely woodland walk with a cultural touch.

The Forêt de Montmorency and its Southwest border
distance 15.29km Vertical gain +196m Vertical drop -192m Durée 4h55 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Montlignon - 95 - Val-d'Oise

A walk in the larger Val d'Oise forest, located only 20 kilometres north of Paris. Chestnut trees are plentiful in this hilly area with ponds and historical sites. A walk to the southwest border will let you discover some interesting features of the local heritage.

The Dolmen of Bois Couturier
distance 9.18km Vertical gain +63m Vertical drop -57m Durée 2h50 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Wy-dit-Joli-Village - 95 - Val-d'Oise

The French Vexin region has numerous megalithic sites dating from the late third millennium B.C. This walk gives you the chance to visit a dolmen in a perfect state of preservation. As you stroll through the fields and woods, you will also be able to see some lovely churches and castles.

Walking Loop around Commeny ( Download : )
distance 13.37km Vertical gain +58m Vertical drop -65m Durée 4h00 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Commeny - 95 - Val-d'Oise

A straight-forward loop around Commeny passing the Perchay and Chaussée Julus Caesar.

Walking Loop departing from Chars ( Download : )
distance 10.15km Vertical gain +86m Vertical drop -87m Durée 3h10 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Chars - 95 - Val-d'Oise

Walk starting from Chars SNCF station passing the Château de Saint-Cyr-sur-Chars.
On the way back to Chars there is a narrow pedestrian passage that starts with a staircase.

distance 11.93km Vertical gain +144m Vertical drop -140m Durée 3h50 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Noisy-sur-École - 77 - Seine-et-Marne

The Massif des Trois Pignons is situated on the edge of Fontainebleau forest. The walk takes you past the Rocher des Guetteurs, the Sables du Cul du Chien, the Diplodocus, and the Rocher de la Tortue.

distance 7.72km Vertical gain +43m Vertical drop -34m Durée 2h20 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Noisy-sur-École - 77 - Seine-et-Marne

A pretty hike in the Massif des Trois Pignons, on the edge of Fontainebleau forest.

Walking Sentier des Belvédères ( Download : )
Sentier des Belvédères
distance 8.35km Vertical gain +74m Vertical drop -74m Durée 2h35 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Noisy-sur-École - 77 - Seine-et-Marne

A course over hills, with beautiful views of the Massif des Trois Pignons. Passages on platières in the middle of the moor with an unobstructed view, interspersed with passages in undergrowth and amid boulders. A varied, rather sporty hike.
N.B. The drop is probably underestimated: expect something more in the order of 300 metres.

Hike in Fontainebleau forest: a tour of the Apremont Gorges
distance 11.69km Vertical gain +129m Vertical drop -130m Durée 3h45 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Fontainebleau - 77 - Seine-et-Marne

Fontainebleau forest is one of the most beautiful French forests thanks to its varied landscapes and, in particular, its sandstone blocks. This hike circles the Apremont gorges along the Colinet-Denecourt path N°6 and lets you enjoy it in all its beauty and fragility, the latter due both to natural erosion and human use, and is near the Paris region.

Les Gorges de Franchard and l'Antre des Druides
distance 5.7km Vertical gain +52m Vertical drop -52m Durée 1h45 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Fontainebleau - 77 - Seine-et-Marne

Starting from an old retreat which has been visited since the 11th century, this hike allows you to explore the Gorges de Franchard and the surrounding areas. Winding through rocks and several rock shelters such as the well-known Antre des Druides.
N.B. The difference in altitude is probably higher than stated: roughly 100 metres and a 2 hour walk.

The Rocher du Long Boyau and the Gorges du Houx
distance 10.02km Vertical gain +74m Vertical drop -75m Durée 3h05 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Fontainebleau - 77 - Seine-et-Marne

From the Ermitage de Franchard, this is a very varied hike which will take you past old sandstone quarries, the Gorges du Houx and the charming Mare aux Pigeons. On the route are several vast viewing points, numerous spectacular rocks and the curious Grotte du Serment cave.

N.B. The elevation and the time shown appear to be under-estimated: count on about 250 meters and 4 hours of walking.

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