Sentiers du Patrimoine ®



Informations directionnelles

Emprunter la sente des bourdins. En bas, prendre à droite, puis, à l’intersection suivante, prendre à droite pour remonter sur la rue des carrières, prendre à droite. Sur la droite se trouve l’entrée du château.

Prochain point :


Prochain point : lat="49.01332" lon="1.9452"

The footpaths
A developed mesh of paths



A village served by a dense network...

The commune is located slightly away from the major transport routes. A local network was therefore created allowing people to move around in the village, get to the fields and travel to neighbouring communes. For a long time, the roads were of beaten earth with the edges and gutters paved in sandstone. It was not until 1934 that the roads began to be tarmacked. The importance of the roads can be determined from their size. The main public routes (roads and main streets) led out of the commune, the secondary roads (a network of dead-ends and alleyways) led to private plots of land, and the footpaths provided access to the farmland. All of the access routes, roads, streets and paths were detailed on the Napoleonic land register (1820). The 1852 ordnance survey map shows new routes: the opening of paths in the Hautil Forest and improvements to the road to the south leading to the railway station at Vaux-sur-Seine...



...of footpaths through the landscape

Apart from the enclosed gardens, one of the particularities of Evecquemont is the multitude of footpaths. To the north of the village, they lead to the Hautil Forest. To the south, they provide access to private plots of land, gardens, orchards and farmland. All afford panoramic views over the Seine Valley. Used for practical and functional purposes over recent decades, today they are a delightful place to go walking.





by Expression Nomade