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The Veloscenic Cycle Route, from Massy to Versailles

[ Cycle routes Veloscenic, Paris <> Mont-St-Michel ] [ Paris and the Ile-de-France Region ]
  • 18.2 km
  • famille Level Family

Take a deep breathe, you arrive in the Yvelines county, the wooded area of Ile-de-France. Next step: Versailles and its amazing Palace. Discover the Hall of Mirrors and the stunning gardens designed by Le Nôtre as well as many other surprises. To reach Versailles, follow the Bièvre valley and enjoy the UNESCO world heritage of this royal city!

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The route
When you arrive in Massy, the Veloscenic split up in two ways. On this 18km-long stage, you are heading to Versailles. The first 5km from Massy to Vauboyen train station are still provisional and without signs. They should be put in place in April 2017.

 

In the meantime, please find below the directions:

 

Leaving the Coulée Verte, you arrive at the "19 mars 1962" roundabout, takes the second exit, onto the cycle path that goes along the RD60 toward Igny.

 

Turn right to exit RD60 and continue straight onto avenue Jean-Jaurès, toward Gare Sncf / Boulodrome. Pass in front of the RER Igny station and continue onto allée du Garde Messier and turn left on a path along the Bièvres river.
Cross rue du Moulin and cycle onto chemin de Marienthal in front of you, follow the road towards left. Do not cycle onto the path along the river.

 

Continue straight onto chemin de l'Ecluse, l’Avenue de la Gare, and then at the little roundabout, turn right and then immediately turn left on Rue des Prés.


Cross rue de la Martinière and continue onto Chemin des Prés de Vauboyen. Turn left onto Chemin des Charbonniers. Aftergoing over Vauboyen RER station, you will find back the Veloscenic signs turning right on the cycle path.


Then, most of the cycling is on cycle paths or small tracks, sometimes shared with cars. This stage is easily accessible to families, as it is safe, with few slopes.

 

The route follows the rapid rail line, RER C, between Massy and Versailles, which means that you can take a train on from various spots if you need.

SNCF train services
Rapid rail RER B train station at Massy-Verrières
Rapid rail RER C train station at Versailles Rive Gauche
Rapid rail RER C train station and Transilien regional train station at Versailles Chantiers
Transilien regional train station at Versailles Rive Droite – on the line La Défense/St-Lazare
Plus there are useful train stations in between at: Igny, Bièvres, Vauboyen, Jouy-en-Josas and Petit-Jouy Les Loges.

 

Tourist offices

Massy Tourist Office
4 bis rue de la Division Leclerc
91300 Massy
+33 1 69 20 08 27
http://www.tourisme-massy.com
info@tourisme-massy.com

 

Jouy en Josas Tourist Office
29 bis avenue Jean Jaures
78350 Jouy-en-Josas
+33 1 39 56 62 69
http://www.jouy-en-josas-tourisme.fr
officedetourisme@jouy-en-josas.fr

 

Versailles Tourist Office - Accueil vélo (Cyclist Welcome)

2 bis avenue de Paris
78000 Versailles
+33 1 39 24 88 88
http://www.versailles-tourisme.com
tourisme@ot-versailles.fr

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The Château de Versailles

Balade à vélo au château de Versailles sur la Véloscénie

The Château de Versailles is a 17th-century masterpiece of French art and architecture and the ultimate symbol of French royal absolutism. Originally created for King Louis XIV (‘The Sun King’) as a hunting lodge, it grew into a centre of French government and is now a sumptuous museum plunging you into the heart of French history. Explore the king’s and queen’s apartments, the famed Hall of Mirrors, the royal chapel, the separate Grand and Petit Trianon buildings, plus the fabulous gardens designed by André Le Nôtre, with copses, fountains and mythological sculptures.

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