The ponds of la Minière

The mining ponds are located in the forest of Versailles.

The "Etangs de la Miniére" is a pleasant walk near Versailles. It's an easy walk around three ponds. The site is busy the weekend with many joggers and bikers.

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Duration: 1 h.

The parking

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The parking
There are several car parks near the ponds of the Minière (Etangs des Minière in Franch).

Sign

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Sign

The pond of the Moulin à Renard

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The pond of the Moulin à Renard
It’s a nice place with 3 ponds.

Picnic table

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Picnic table

The old swimming pond

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The old swimming pond
In 1960s there was a leisure base where you can swim. Today the site is preserved for the biodiversity. It’s a pity.

The trail

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The trail
The walk along the shore is very pleasant.

'Pond of the Val d''Or'

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'Pond of the Val d''Or'
The ponds supplied water to the fountains of the Palace of Versailles a long time ago.

The path

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The path
Many joggers runs on the path on Sunday morning.

View of the pond

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View of the pond
Start of the walk (Google Maps)

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