A walk in the footsteps of the Impressionists. Bougival - Rueil-Malmaison

A pleasant walk along pedestrian paths. We start along the banks of the Seine, then we reach the forest of the Jonchère.

The hike begins from the RER A station in Rueil-Malmaison. At the exit of the station take direction Rueil 2000. Go to the Seine and then pass the Chatou bridge. You can make a detour by the Fournaise restaurant. Then just walk along the Seine to Bougival. Once at Bougival you can mount on the heights to walk in a small wooded park, the entrance is not easy to find.

The start of the walk along the Seine is undoubtedly the most interesting part.

Interest: notegood (1 note)
Difficulty: difficulté
Duration: 4 h.

The “Fournaise” house

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The “Fournaise” house
In the 1850s the place was a popular relaxation spot, people came there to take a break on Sunday. It is here that Renoir painted "Rowers lunch" (“Déjeuner des canotiers”) . It’s today a Museum and a restaurant.

A pretty path in the middle of the Seine

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A pretty path in the middle of the Seine

The island of “la Chausée”

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The island of “la Chausée”
The city park of the Île de la Chaussée

"Bain à la Grenouillière" by Claude Monet

"Bain à la Grenouillière" by Claude Monet
“La Grenoullière was a restaurant that inspired Claude Monet and Auguste Renoir who, made a painting of the restaurant the same year. Today nothing remains of the restaurant.

"The bridge of Bougival" Monet

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"The bridge of Bougival" Monet
Monet realised a painting of the bridge that still exists today.

The bridge of Chatou

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The bridge of Chatou

The city centre of Bougival

The city centre of Bougival

The path of the bunkers

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The path of the bunkers
The entered the Park at the top of Bougival is not easy to find. Rummaging through the vegetation can be found many remains of World War II in the Park.

The Seine

The Seine
In the 1880s, people came here to swim in the Seine. It isn’t possible today.

The top of Bougival

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The top of Bougival
Nice panorama.

"The railroad bridge at Chatou" - Renoir

"The railroad bridge at Chatou" - Renoir
For nearly 15 years, from 1868 to 1884, Renoir went to Chatou.

La Jonchère park

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