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Hameau d'Apremont

Informations directionnelles

Reprendre la descente rue de la Côte d’Apremont puis attaquer la Côte du Bourg qui se prolonge par un chemin relativement pentu. Peu après le passage sous la voie ferrée, on débouche devant le porche de l’église. Jeter un œil au château le Bourg derrière l’église. Suivre la RD en direction du centre de Juziers ; au bout du mur du cimetière, à gauche une sente herbeuse nous mène au bord de la Seine. Prendre à droite, le chemin de Halage que l’on suit jusqu’à la plaque Bords de Seine & chemin de Halage (1).

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Prochain point : lat="48.996495" lon="1.860092"

Hamlet of Apremont
Surrounded by fields and forest



The remotest of all the hamlets...

As the name suggests, Apremont (‘rugged hill’) is not an easy place to get to. Situated on a hillside far from the centre of Juziers, it is the smallest hamlet in the municipality. Two major routes intersect here: the Juziers-la-Ville road, which passes through Ablemont before heading towards Mézy-sur-Seine; and the road that leads down from the forest to the village church.
Apremont is made up of a handful of houses, farms and barns together with a bistro that is no longer open. There is also a wash house, where the women of the village once met and where, once a year, the distiller was set up.
Surrounded by fields and orchards, Apremont opens directly onto the forest, and it is the only hamlet belonging to Juziers that falls inside the Vexin Français Regional Park. Apremont is also special in another respect: it straddles two municipalities, Juziers and Mézy-sur-Seine.



... and a hamlet for artists

The cartoonist and writer Ferdinand Bac built a beautiful hermitage on the edge of the forest at the entrance to Apremont in the late nineteenth century. Bac (the illegitimate grand-nephew of Napoleon I) mixed with the locals every summer for a dozen years, putting on small-scale shows in his garden with some of the peasants. A few years later, Isidore-Louis Mâche - composer, musician and winner of a premier prix for violin from the Paris Conservatoire - set up home a little further away. As well as giving violin lessons in the depths of the woods, Mâche conducted the choir of the Juziers wind ensemble and local school until 1946. The road leading to Mâche’s house bears his name.





by Expression Nomade