Ascent of Villejuif on 2010-03-24

Climber: Lee Newton

Date:Wednesday, March 24, 2010
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:Car
    Elevation:121 m / 397 ft

Ascent Trip Report

Only 10 minutes drive from Orly airport in a very urban location. To find it programme the satnav for Voie de Sables in Villejuif. This is 3 minutes from the motorway via the Avenue Paul Vaillant-Couturier and the Rue de Verdun. Once there you are in front of the Institut Gustave Roissy (I parked in the fitness centre at the end of the lane). The landscaped park opposite contains (I think) the highpoint which is fairly obvious and has a little trail running up to it from the right hand side as you look at it.

Just to the west, there are a few remains of an old castle, the Redoute des Haute Bruyères. On top is a building still used by the fire department as a training centre (or at least that's what I think the guy said - my schoolboy French is rather rusty). I believe it is 1-2m lower than the point in the park but hard to tell since it is built on. Visit both to be sure...
Summary Total Data
    Elevation Gain:6 m / 17 ft
    Distance:0.2 km / 0.1 mi
    Trailhead:115 m / 380 ft
    Weather:Cool, Clear
Ascent Statistics
    Time Up:2 Minutes
Descent Statistics
    Time Down:1 Minutes

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