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Long distance footpath 655 


 

From Belgium to Santiago de Compostela
(in Ile-de-France)
 
 
Fourth main pilgrim’s way, in France, « via Turonensis » lead pilgrims from northern Europe to Santiago de Compostela, passing through Tours, the city giving its name to the route.
A long distance footpath (GR® 655) follows this route and goes through Ile-de-France from North to South.
In south of Paris, at Lozere station, the route splits into two branches:
- a west leg : through Chartres and the Loir valley
- an east leg: through Orléans and the Loire Valley
This long distance footpath is waymarked with  a white stripe above a red stripe.
 
GR655 guide 
 
From Orry-la-Ville station to Paris (Saint James tower)
map IGN 2412 OT
out of GR® 655 
From Orry-la-Ville station (SNCF, Paris Nord, RER D) to Commelles ponds : 2 km
 
 
From Commelles ponds to Royaumont abbey, via Coye and Baillon
10 km
 
From Royaumont abbey to Viarmes (SNCF, Paris Nord)
3 km
 
From Viarmes (SNCF, Paris Nord) to Seugy (SNCF, Paris Nord)
2 km
 maps 2412 OT
& 2413 OT
From Seugy (SNCF, Paris Nord) to Luzarches (SNCF, Paris Nord)
3 km
map 2413 OT
From Luzarches (SNCF, Paris Nord) to Bellefontaine
6 km
 
out of GR® 655
From Bellefontaine to Survilliers-Fosses station (RER D) : 5,5 km
 
maps 2413 OT
& 2313 OT
From Bellefontaine to Ecouen-Ezanville station (SNCF, Paris Nord), via Fontenay-en-Parisis and Le Mesnil-Aubry
18 km
map 2313 OT
From Ecouen-Ezanville station (SNCF, Paris Nord) to Groslay station (SNCF, Paris Nord), via Piscop and Montmorency
10 km
maps 2313 OT
& 2314 OT
From Groslay station (SNCF, Paris Nord) to Saint-Denis (M13), via Pierrefitte and La Courneuve regional park
14 km
map 2314 OT
From Saint-Denis (M13) to Paris (porte de la Villette) (M7), along the Saint-Denis canal
6,5 km
 
From Paris (porte de la Villette) (M7) to Paris (Saint-James tower) (M1, M4, M7, M11, RER A, B, D)
6 km

 

Royaumont abbey

Royaumont abbey 

GR 655

 

Saint-James tower, in Paris  
Saint-James tower, in Paris  
 
From Paris (Saint-James tower) to Lozère station
map 2314 OT
From Paris (Saint-James tower) (M1, M4, M7, M11, RER A, B, D) to Paris (porte de Vanves) (M13, T3)
6 km
 
From Paris (porte de Vanves) (M13, T3) to Chatillon-Montrouge station (M13)
2,5 km
 
From Chatillon-Montrouge station (M13) to Fontenay-aux-Roses station (RER B), along the "coulée verte"
3 km
 
From Fontenay-aux-Roses station (RER B) to Grande voie des Vignes street, along the "coulée verte"
2,5 km
 
out of GR® 655
From Grande voie des Vignes street to Bourg-la-Reine station (RER B), through Sceaux park : 3 km
 
map 2315 OT
From Grande voie des Vignes street to Igny station (RER C), along the "coulée verte" and through Verrières forest
8 km
 
From Igny (RER C) to Lozère station (RER B), via Vauhallan
7,5 km
 
GR655
 
 
Bonnelles protected area
Bonnelles natural protected area
 
From Lozère station to Epernon (GR® 655-West)
map 2315 OT
From Lozère station (RER B) to Bures-sur-Yvette
4 km
 
out of GR® 655
From Bures-sur-Yvette to Bures-sur-Yvette station (RER B) : 0,5 km
 
 
From Bures-sur-Yvette (RER B) to Gif-sur-Yvette
2,5 km
 
out of GR® 655
From Gif-sur-Yvette to Gif-sur-Yvette station (RER B) : 0,5 km
 
 
From Gif-sur-Yvette to Courcelles-sur-Yvette station (RER B)
4 km
 
From Courcelles-sur-Yvette station (RER B) to Saint-Rémy-les-Chevreuse station (RER B)
2,5 km
maps 2215 OT
& 2216 ET
From Saint-Rémy-les-Chevreuse station (RER B) to Saint-Arnoult-en-Yvelines, via Pecqueuse, Bonnelles, La Bâte and Longvilliers
24,5 km
 
From Saint-Arnoult-en-Yvelines to Rambouillet (SNCF, Paris Montparnasse), through Rambouillet forest
13 km
map 2215 OT
From Rambouillet (SNCF, Paris Montparnasse) to Gazeran, through the park of Rambouillet castle
6 km
 
out of GR® 655
From Gazeran to Gazeran station (SNCF, Paris Montparnasse) : 1 km
 
maps 2215 OT
& 21115 O
From Gazeran to Epernon (SNCF, Paris Montparnasse), via Saint-Hilarion and Droue-sur-Drouette
Then, the GR® proceeds on its way in Eure et Loir.
13 km
 
GR655-Ouest
 
Rambouillet castle   Rambouillet castle: english garden
Rambouillet castle   Rambouillet castle, english garden
 
GR655-Ouest
 
 
From Lozère station to Malesherbes (GR® 655-East)
map 2315 OT
From Lozère station (RER B) to the foot-bridge upon the Yvette river
2,5 km
 
out of GR® 655
From the foot-bridge upon the Yvette river to Palaiseau-Villebon station (RER B) : 1 km
 
 
From the foot-bridge upon the Yvette river to the D 46 road, via Saulx-les-Chartreux and Longpont basilica
11,5 km
 
out of GR® 655
From the D 46 road to Saint-Michel-sur-Orge station (RER C) : 1 km
 
 
From the D 46 road to Arpajon station (RER C)
9,5 km
map 2216 ET
From Arpajon station (RER C) to the junction with the GR® 1
6 km
 
out of GR® 655 (GR® 1)
From the junction with the GR® 1 to Breuillet-Village station (RER C) : 3 km
 
 
Common part with the GR® 1, via Saint-Sulpice de Favières and Torfou
9 km
 
out GR® 655 (GR® 1)
From the split with the GR® 1 to Lardy station (RER C) : 2 km
 
 
From the split with the GR® 1 to Etréchy
12 km
 
out of GR® 655
From Etréchy to Etréchy station (RER C) : 1 km
 
 
From Etréchy to Etampes station (RER C), via Brières-les-Scellés
9 km
 
From Etampes station to the foot-bridge upon the Chalouette river
2 km
 
out GR® 655
From the foot-bridge upon the Chalouette river to Saint-Martin d’Etampes station (RER C) : 0,2 km
 
maps 2216 ET
& 2316 ET
From the foot-bridge upon the Chalouette river to Boigneville (RER D), via Ormoy-la-Rivière, Mesnil-Girault, Puiselet-le-Marais, Valpuiseaux et Champmotteux
32,5 km
map 2316 ET
From Boigneville to Malesherbes station (RER D), via Argeville et Touvaux
Then, the GR® proceeds on its way towards Pithiviers and Orléans.
8 km
 
 
GR655-Est
GR655-Est
 
GR655-Est
 
 
Etampes:les Portereaux(15th century)
Etampes, Les Portereaux (15th century)

 

 
 
Accomodation 
 
- Hotels: in Viarmes, Luzarches, Ecouen, Saint-Denis, Paris, Fontenay-aux-Roses, Igny
- 655-West: in Gif-sur-Yvette, Saint-Rémy-les-Chevreuse, Saint-Arnoult-en-Yvelines, Rambouillet, Epernon
- 655-East: in Saulx-les-Chartreux, Saint-Michel-sur-Orge, Arpajon, Etampes, Malesherbes
 
- Bed & Breakfast : in Viarmes, Chaumontel, Le Plessis-Luzarches, Fosses, Le Mesnil-Aubry, Piscop
- 655-East: in Boissy-sous-Saint-Yon, Mauchamps, Malesherbes, Trezan
 
- Pilgrims accomodation :
- In Vauhallan, Saint-Louis-du-Temple abbey shelters pilgrims (booking is compulsory tél. 01 69 85 21 00)
- In Bonnelles (655-West): "Orantes de l'Assomption" monestary (tél. 01 30 88 48 50)
- In Etampes (655-East): Notre-Dame presbytery (Credancial required)
 
 

 

pilgrim credencial

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