A walk in the footsteps of the Impressionists. Bougival - Rueil-Malmaison

A pleasant walk on footpaths. We start by going along the banks of the Seine and then we reach the Jonchère forest.

The hike starts from the RER A station in Rueil-Malmaison. At the exit of the station take the direction of Rueil 2000. Go to the river Seine and then cross the bridge of Chatou. You can make a detour by the Maison Fournaise. You can't miss it, there is also another restaurant just next to it. Then you just have to go along the Seine to get to Bougival. Once in Bougival you can go up to the heights to walk in a small wooded park, the entrance is not easy to find.

The start of the walk along the Seine is without doubt the most interesting part.

Interest: ratinggood (1 user)
Difficulty: difficulty
Duration: 4 h.

The Fournaise house

6

The Fournaise house
In the 1850's the place was a popular place to relax, people came to spend the day on Sunday to eat and canoe. It is here that Renoir painted the "Déjeuner des canotiers". Today there is a museum and a restaurant.

A nice path in the middle of the Seine

9

A nice path in the middle of the Seine
A passage between the two arms of the Seine. If man had not intervened, the two arms of the Seine would have joined long ago.

The island of the Causeway

11

The island of the Causeway
The island of La Chaussée is home to the municipal park.

"Bath at the Grenouillère" by Claude Monet

1

"Bath at the Grenouillère" by Claude Monet
The "grenouillère" was a restaurant restaurant that inspired Claude Monet and Auguste Renoir, who each painted a picture of it in the same year. Today nothing remains of this restaurant. Only the name of the place evokes the place.

"The bridge of Bougival by Monet

4

"The bridge of Bougival by Monet
In 1869, installed in the hamlet of Saint-Michel in Bougival, Monet chose to represent the bridge, inaugurated on November 7, 1858, which spanned the Seine and linked the island of Croissy to Bougival. On the whole the place has not changed much.

The bridge of Chatou

3

The bridge of Chatou

The town centre of Bougival

1

The town centre of Bougival
You have to reach the church and then go up to the top of Bougival.

Bunker Alley

6

Bunker Alley
The entrance to the park at the top of Bougival is not easy to find. If you look through the vegetation you can discover many relics of the second world war in the park.

La Seine

1

La Seine
In the 1880s, people came here to bathe in the Seine.

The top of Bougival

4

The top of Bougival
The road rises quite quickly, we can admire the panorama.

"Railway bridge at Chatou" - Renoir

1

"Railway bridge at Chatou" - Renoir
For nearly 15 years, from 1868 to 1884, Renoir lived regularly in Chatou to paint. He painted many canvases there.

The Jonchère Park

You have to enter the park and then go up to the top following the laces, once at the top you have to go straight on staying on the top of the hill.

Departure point (Google Maps)

Other walks