A walk to the waterfalls of the Vaux de Cernay

A nice walk to the waterfalls of Cernay in the Valley of Chevreuse 1 h from Paris.

A pleasant walk in the Valley of Chevreuse. The departure of the walk is not difficult to find, there is a parking lot right next to the starting point. Then simply follow the path along the stream or climb on the top of the hill to discover this nice place. The walk along the river is quite short. Alternatively, you can visit the Abbey of Vaux de Cernay, which is located a few kilometres away. Beware, there is a large wall that surrounds the Abbey, to go inside you have to to make a detour and walk on the road.

Interest: notegood (1 note)
Difficulty: difficulté
Duration: 2 h.

The cottage of the cascades

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The cottage of the cascades
There is a big car park just near the “Cascade de Cernay”

The walkway

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The walkway
The descent to the stream isn’t difficult there are some stairs.

The cascades

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The cascades
The term cascade or waterfall is a little overused, it is not truly of waterfalls but a stream that meanders between the rocks.

The rocks

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The rocks
You can still see the former quarry of sandstone. The sandstone was used to pave the streets.

The stream

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The stream
'The path winds along the river. It''s the prettiest part of the walk. '

The watermill of the Vaux of Cernay

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 The watermill of the Vaux of Cernay
The mill is now a museum. Entrance fee : 4 euros

The pond of Cernay

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The pond of Cernay
There are several ponds in the area.

The explanations

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The explanations

The painters of Cernay

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The painters of Cernay
A stele in honor of the painter Léon-Germain Pelouse. Many painters came to Cernay to paint the nature in the years 1880. Unfortunately nobody knows these painters today.

Attendance

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Attendance
The site is crowded every sunny Sunday (more than 200,000 visitors in the year). You can see the traces left by the passage of the visitors.

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