Walk around Saint-Quentin-en-Yvelines

An easy walk around Saint-Quentin-en-Yvelines, accessible from the train station.

A rather long walk along a river (the Bièvre) but which can easily be shortened. This walk is interesting because it is easily accessible by public transport (Saint-Quentin-en-Yvelines station). There are a lot of people on weekends around the ponds. If you want to have an easy walk in the nature not far from Paris, don't hesitate to discover the Bièvre valley!

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Duration: 3 h.

Park of the sources of the Bièvre

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Park of the sources of the Bièvre
The park is the link between the city and nature. The walk also allows you to visit the city of Saint-Quentin-en-Yvelines and its amazing architecture.

The park

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The park
The walk is very easy and does not pose any problem.

The Bièvre

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The Bièvre
In the vicinity of Saint-Quentin-en-Yvelines the Bièvre is no longer natural, it flows in a concrete bed. We find this idea of artificial reconstitution in the city of Saint-Quentin with the canals that wind through the city.

The pond of Roussières

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The pond of Roussières
You can lengthen or shorten the walk as you wish. For example, you can simply walk around the pond of Roussières.

The Bièvre (continued)

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The Bièvre (continued)
After the passage of a tunnel to pass under the road, we walk along the Bièvre, its bed becomes more natural.

Le chemin

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Le chemin
The path becomes very wet and a course has been laid out. The place was for a long time a swamp.

The path (continued)

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The path (continued)
Along the Bièvre River, companies have always settled to take advantage of the water. In 1440 Gilles Gobelin bought land for his tanneries and tapestries. This was the beginning of the Gobelins factory.

The pond of the Moulin à Renard

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The pond of the Moulin à Renard
The Moulin à Renard pond is the first of a series of ponds grouped together under the name of Etangs de la Minière. The ponds were created to supply water to the Château de Versailles. All the ponds are crossed by the Bièvre river.
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