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Major cycle route: The Avenue Verte London <> Paris
  • Nanterre / Le Pecq

    Nanterre / Le Pecq [13.8 km]

    From Le Pecq, opposite St-Germain-en-Laye on the Seine, a greenway follows the north bank of the river round towards Chatou. Here, you join the Promenade Bleue, a tourist cycle route plunging you into a world painted so memorably by the Impressionists, taking you past remarkable islands and parks. Cross the graceful footbridge over Nanterre's dock.

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  • Le Pecq / Conflans

    Le Pecq / Conflans [16.8 km]

    The proud historic boatmen's town of Conflans-Ste-Honorine stands at the confluence of the Oise River and the Seine. Take care because of the uneven road surface around here. A footbridge carries you across the Seine into the Forest of St-Germain-en-Laye, cutting out a meander in the river, taking you across to the waterside town of Maisons-Laffitte. The Seine then becomes your companion heading south.

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  • Bray-et-Lu / Gisors

    Bray-et-Lu / Gisors [20.9 km]

    Here you embark on an idyllic stretch of greenway which unfurls along the Epte Valley, passing old villages, bridges and mills, plus the impressive ruins of several fortresses. You're on the historic border between Normandy and French royal possessions as you head south from the legendary castle dominating the town of Gisors.

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  • Liaison Bray-et-Lu / Vernon

    Liaison Bray-et-Lu / Vernon [20.9 km]

    While the official route of the Avenue Verte turns east at Bray-et-Lû, this extra, unofficial stage offers you the enticing additional option of heading down to Giverny, a place of exceptional importance in the history of Impressionism, as Monet settled here to paint, creating his fabulous garden with waterlily ponds. Also press on to the banks of the Seine around the town of Vernon. Savour the beautiful villages around here and the unique atmosphere of a particularly wonderful area.

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  • Forges-les-Eaux / Neufchâtel-en-Bray

    Forges-les-Eaux / Neufchâtel-en-Bray [18.6 km]

    A superb stretch of the Avenue Verte leads you down to Forges-les-Eaux. The Epte and Andelle Rivers, pretty tributaries of the mighty Seine, spring up here. Forges-les-Eaux, as its name implies, made its name in the past both as a town producing metal-work and as a thermal resort, thanks to its iron-rich springs.

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  • Neufchâtel-en-Bray / St-Vaast d'Equiqueville

    Neufchâtel-en-Bray / St-Vaast d'Equiqueville [16.2 km]

    In this stage, you leave the Pays de Dieppe for the Pays de Bray. The picturesque countryside here is scattered with farms producing fine milk and fruit products which have long supplied not just Normandy's markets, but also those of Paris. In fact, such fertile parts of Normandy are now promoting themselves under the amusing nickname of 'Gourmandie'.

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  • St-Vaast d'Equiqueville / Arques-la-Bataille

    St-Vaast d'Equiqueville / Arques-la-Bataille [12.6 km]

    Within view of the imposing, ruined Château d'Arques on its hill, you'll find a multitude of nature activities to pursue. The Avenue Verte route continues south via a series of very large lakes, created by quarrying to provide for ships' ballast; now these lakes are much appreciated by line fishermen as well as by birds.

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  • Polegate / Heathfield

    Polegate / Heathfield [16.4 km]

    You join the celebrated Cuckoo Trail here, taking a recently renovated stretch of track that follows the former Cuckoo railway line. The route leads you through the pretty countryside of the Wealden district, with old villages and farms that are still operating, but which are still surrounded by fields divided by hedgerows. The Cuckoo Trail is much loved by local people.

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  • Groombridge / East-Grinstead

    Groombridge / East-Grinstead [16.6 km]

    From East Grinstead, you join the Forest Way to Groombridge, once again using a disused railway line, but this is no ordinary stretch of greenway following such a line; rather, it feels like a long, unspoilt, wooded park you're traversing. You're going along the Way Valley, with its well-protected natural habitat. You may spot foxes, perhaps even a badger, along the route.

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  • East-Grinstead / Crawley

    East-Grinstead / Crawley [11.8 km]

    After the New Town of Crawley, which has expanded greatly in recent decades, and having crossed the M 23 motorway, you reach a bucolic, wooded stretch following the Worth Way, which runs along the disused railway line that once linked Crawley to Tunbridge Wells.

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