An article by Thierry, added on May 15, 2020 3 min. reading

You want to take full advantage of the exit from confinement. We invite you to discover Gressy, the east “face” of Grand Roissy; a bike ride from Paris on the Ourcq canal.

24,7 km without crossing with general traffic, this cycle path, one of the oldest in the Paris region, lives up to its reputation. Very well maintained with asphalt all the way to Gressy.

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From the Villette basin in Paris, the first kilometers are stamped "urban" with a rather dense attendance in Pantin, Bobigny, Pavillon-sous-Bois. On this first section, you will experience a "sociological" walk: the works in graffiti, then industrial zones (which are gradually disappearing) to be replaced in Bobigny (which is bourgeois by the canal) by the construction of new plush buildings.

New in Bobigny, for a few months the cycle path has also been used to produce solar energy. 6 m² of photovoltaic tiles placed on the cycle path produce the energy that will allow to light the passage under a bridge not far from there.

From Sevran, the color green begins to point the tip of his nose. You can take a break at Parc de la Poudrière and refuel at the available water points.

In Tremblay-en-France you will pass under the Florimont footbridge dated 1920 (renovated in 2016). You still have a few pedal strokes to do to reach the town of Gressy in Seine-et-Marne.

« Gressy "Comes from Latin" gratiacum ", Place of grace, that is to say, pleasant place. The promise is still valid for this small village which has preserved its soul.

Canal de l'Ourcq in Gressy
His town hall
His church

Le Manoir de Gressy located in the heart of the village, closed due to Covid-19 (find out more about reopening of the Manor), is labeled cycling welcome and thus anticipates the arrival of the Eurovélo 3, the Scandiberic.

His mansion

Two suggestions: picnic on the banks of the Ourcq canal in the Gressy fishermen's park and go to the Gressy farm, 1 km from the village, for fresh juice from the tasty apples of the Verger de Pomamour.

His pond

To change the route on the return, you have the possibility, (only for those who are equipped with mountain bikes) to take the future route of the Scandiberic. and return by RER via Compans station. L'EuroVelo 3, called the Scandiberic in France, from Trondheim in Norway and ends in Santiago de Compostela in Spain.

From Gressy to the Compans RER in the footsteps of the future Scandiberique