The viaduct of Fauvettes

This impressive Viaduct is located in the Paris region to an hour's drive from the center of Paris.

The viaduct is located on the commune of Gometz-le-Ch√Ętel near Gif-sur-Yvette. You must come by car because there is no real public transportation nearby. After if you are motivated you can come by train and get off at the station of Bures-sur-Yvette. Very nice little walk with significant climbs, the forest is very dense you are really the feeling of being in the country. The viaduct is very impressive. In addition you can participate in sports activities (climbing, trail). Not to be missed.

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Duration: 2 h.

Sign indicating the viaduct des Fauvettes

Sign indicating the viaduct des Fauvettes

Trail

Trail

The ascent

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The ascent

The former railway tunnel

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The former railway tunnel

The magnificent view from the viaduct

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The magnificent view from the viaduct
Very nice view of the surrounding area.

The top of the viaduct

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The top of the viaduct
The viaduct is a former railway line. It was built in 1913 for the line Paris-Chartres. Three trains will run daily between 1931 and 1939.

The viaduct

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The viaduct
The viaduct dominates the Valley of more than 35 meters.

The descent

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The descent
You can easily find paths to go down at the bottom of the viaduct. The slope is important.

Climbing of the viaduct des Fauvettes

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Climbing of the viaduct des Fauvettes
The viaduct is completely dedicated to tourism, the practice of climbing and speleology are allowed.

The viaduct seen from below

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The viaduct seen from below
The viaduct is often referred to as "most beautiful cliff of Ile-de-France".

The climbing routes

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The climbing routes
Many climbers on week-end, there are some holes in the viaduct to assist the climbers.
Start of the walk (Google Maps)

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