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The ponds of La Minière

The ponds of La Minière are located in the forest of Versailles.

The ponds of La Minière are made up of three ponds next to each other, they are located in part in Versailles, access is easy because there are many parking lots. The site is very busy on weekends with many joggers and mountain bikers. The walk is not difficult, it simply consists in going around the ponds. It is a nice walk for a Sunday.

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Difficulty: difficulty
Duration: 1 h.

Le parking

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Le parking
As the site is large, there are several parking lots that allow access to the ponds of La Minière.

Indicator panel

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Indicator panel

Pond of the Moulin à Renard

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Pond of the Moulin à Renard
The ponds of La Minière consist of 3 ponds next to each other, it is difficult to see the differences between each pond. The walk consists in going around the ponds.

Picnic table

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Picnic table
The will is to keep the natural side of the site, so there are not many places to picnic.

Pond of the old bathing place

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Pond of the old bathing place
In the 60's the central pond was used as a leisure base where one could sail and swim. Today all water sports activities are forbidden to preserve the biodiversity of the site.

The trail

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The trail
The course is always very shady.

Val d'Or Pond

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Val d'Or Pond
At the beginning the ponds were used to supply the fountains of the Château de Versailles.

Le chemin

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Le chemin
It takes two-three hours to walk around the ponds.

View on the pond

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View on the pond
The ponds in their present form are a construction from the 1960s.

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