The ridges of the King and the pond of the Tower

A very nice called for a hike in the forest of Rambouillet

The ditches of the King are small channels that were used to supply water Versailles at the time of Louis XIV, they had to bring water from the pond of the Tower up to the pond of Saint-Quentin-en-Yvelines. Nowadays you can especially see the aqueduct between the Cambridge and Eve-Church-en-Yvelines. There are circuits of hiking in the region but it is better to retrace his steps and do his own journey to see the aqueduct and the pond of the tower only two places somewhat newsworthy.

Interest: noteweak (1 note)
Difficulty: difficulté
Duration: 3 h.

The departure

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The departure
There is a sign on the road that says "The channel" in old-church-en-Yvelines. The parking lot is located right next to the aqueduct.

A signpost

A signpost
As so often hikes are indicated on a sign, but one wonders if the person who has conceived has really tested them. Can't make the full turn of the pond must then come back by the road. Better achieve its own course in retracing its steps.

The Swale

The Swale
He is there sometimes more water in the aqueduct. If it continues the way it is possible to go in Perray-en-Yvelines.

The aqueduct of old-church-in-Yvelines

The aqueduct of old-church-in-Yvelines
The aqueduct of old-church-in-Yvelines belonged to the hydraulic network that supplied water to the Palace of Versailles

The bridge

The bridge
The aqueduct is underground up to the pond of the tower.

To the pond of the Tower

To the pond of the Tower
You can get to the pond by car or cross the village of old-church-in-Yvelines on foot from the car park.

View of the pond from the Tower

View of the pond from the Tower
You can not bathe in the pond of the Tour.

The banks of the pond of the Tower

The banks of the pond of the Tower
You can directly get to the pond by car.

The return

The return
One can return to its starting point by making the complete tour of the pond. This isn't the most interesting part, it runs more along the shore, walking in the forest.

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