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A walk along the Aqueduc Médicis to the Observatoire

12 September, 2021 @ 10:00 - 13:00


George Young has developed a new walk which will follow the trace in Paris of the Aqueduc Médicis, constructed in the early 17th century to supply water to among other things Queen Marie de Médicis’ new palace of Luxembourg.

It generally follows the line of the Roman aqueduct of which some remains may be seen. The route also passes by the Observatoire, and the Paris meridian used by the French until they finally accepted the Greenwich meridian in 1911!

The walk will start at the Parc Montsouris, first laid out under Napoleon III in imitation of London parks, and finish at the Jardin du Luxembourg. It will take approximately two and a half hours. Afterwards, for those wishing it, a lunch reservation can be made in a brasserie near to the Jardin du Luxembourg.

This event is a walk and so aimed at those with reasonable mobility. It is recommended that you wear comfortable shoes, suitable for walking. You should also consider bringing a raincoat or umbrella if the weather on the day is not fair.

We will meet at 10am sharp at RER B Station Cité Universitaire. The end point will be the Fontaine Médicis, close to RER B Luxembourg, but Métro Odéon (lines 4 and 10) is also not far.

There is no charge for this event. There may be an opportunity to take refreshments during the walk, so please bring enough money to buy your own drinks and your lunch if you decide to stay on.

Guests are welcome, but numbers are strictly limited to 20, and places will be allocated on a first-come, first-served basis. When you book, please indicate if you intend to stay on for lunch so that places can be reserved in the restaurant.


12 September, 2021
10:00 - 13:00


Cambridge Society of Paris


Parc Montsouris
2 rue Gazan
Paris, 75014 France
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