Bombon is not only a church and a typical village in Plateau Briard but also a castle, and the holiday destination in 1909 for an emigrant known as Vladimir-Ilyich Ulyanov, or Lenin.
Calculated time is computed with the distance, the height difference, and an average speed of 2.2 mph. For an intermediate walker, this time includes small breaks.
Start out at the Salle des Fêtes next to the town hall.
(D/A) Walk up Rue de la Brise Mur, then at the fork, take the road to the right. At the end of the road, turn right onto Route de la Voie Blanche. Cross Rue de la Tour (D29), go through the hamlet of Bois de la Croix and continue past the cemetery.
(1) At the stud at La Claye, take the dirt track to the left towards Bois de Bombon. Continue on the path through the forest, then take the second track to the left, cross the Ru de la Vacherie and carry on until you reach a crossing.
(2) Turn left and then go straight on until you reach another crossing, then take the path to the right. Ignore any paths off to the right or left and keep going until you come out of the woods, then carry on down Chemin Rural du Feuillet at the farm of the same name.
(3) At the corner, turn left and follow the path for about 1km, passing under the power lines, until you reach a crossroads.
(4) Take the path to the left which takes you back towards Bois de Bombon. Keep going straight on until you reach the D29, and then take the D29 to the left.
(5) Take an immediate right onto the path through the forest.
(6) Turn down the first path on the left. Keep walking straight on, through the hamlet of Tuilerie, and eventually you will come out on Rue du Monceau.
(7) Turn left onto Rue du Monceau and then continue down Rue de la Mairie, ignoring any roads off to the left or right, and keep going until you get back to the starting point (D/A).
D/A : mi 0 - alt. mi 0
1 : mi 0.51 - alt. mi 0.51 - Take the dirt track to the left
2 : mi 1.38 - alt. mi 1.38 - Take the path to the left
3 : mi 2.61 - alt. mi 2.61 - Take the path to the left
4 : mi 3.26 - alt. mi 3.26 - Take the path to the left
5 : mi 3.88 - alt. mi 3.88 - Leave the road and take the path to the right
6 : mi 4 - alt. mi 4 - Take the path to the left
7 : mi 5.23 - alt. mi 5.23 - Take the road to the left
D/A : mi 5.58 - alt. mi 5.58
It is advisable to wear walking boots.
There is no water source along the route, so bring enough water bottles or flasks with you for the whole journey.
There are only natural shelters once you have left the villages, and there are not many of them.
A hat or cap would be a good idea in very sunny weather and sun cream too.
We advise taking IGN maps with you on this walk. Click here to buy : 2516O.
Visorando and this author cannot be held responsible in the case of accidents or problems occuring on this walk.
To see on the way:
- The village of Saint-Ouen-en-Brie
- The old farm
- The church
- And the Bois de Bombon woods
If you would like to make a little detour:
- Vaux-le-Vicomte castle: beautiful!
- Chapelle Gauthier, with its castle and church.
- Epoisses fortified farm.
Mostly dating from the late Middle Ages, fortified farms are a typical part of the architectural heritage of the Brie region. This walk takes you past several such farms, including the Fief de Bois-Poussin stronghold, and gives you the chance to discover the rich heritage of Nangis with its ancient fortified castle, church and market halls. The walk takes you along paths between fields and small roads with little traffic, and along the banks of the brooks that wind through this farming plain.
Long but very nice hike station to station in the Forest of Fontainebleau. It goes through several viewpoints, ponds, little known corners, stunning scenery.
It is a short, relatively easy circuit exploring some curiosities of the forest of Fontainebleau around the Avon SNCF train station, namely the views over the Croix du Calvaire, the Sponge Rock, Denecourt Tower and fountains. One could also call it the fountain circuit.
Depart from the Maison Forestière de Maintenon for a 16 km walk.
This quite long route allows you to discover exceptional sites such as the Rempart du Restant du Long Rocher ('the rampart of the remainder of Long Rock'), Béatrix Cave and Carrosse Rock. You will also go past magnificent viewpoints, rarely visited walkways and some beautiful ponds, typical of the forest.
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.
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.
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.
For more walks, use our search engine.
The GPS track and description are the property of the author.