PR5 is an urban hiking path crossing the Georges Valbon departmental park in La Courneuve, in the Parisian region. It will take you 3h30 to walk along this 8 miles path which follow several Grande Randonnée (GR) trails from Six-Routes crossroads in La Courneuve.
max. 67 m
min. 30 m
Styles : HikingBalade
Public : Occasional hikersExperienced hikers
Theme : Patrimony
From Six-Routes crossroads, take the avenue Roger-Salengro to enter the park of La Courneuve.
Take a left on the path facing the equestrian center and keep walking to the intersection of GR® 655 (The way of Saint James) and GR® Pays de la Ceinture Verte d’Île-de-France.
Keep walking and take GR® 655 and GR® de Pays paths. By the alley on the right, join the basilica Saint-Denis.
Turn left and leave GR® 655.
Go straight forward and cross again GR® 655 and GR® de Pays de la Ceinture Verte d’Île- de- France.
Keep left and keep walking to Haricot pond (étang Haricot). Follow the yellow marking.
Skirt the pond by the left and go straight to pont des Iris (bridge)
Take a left turn and cross pont des Iris and keep left to avoid the lake. Go straight to the belvedere.
Just before the "Maison du Parc", follow the left trail to the round path. Go straight on the left, reach the refreshment stall and turn left on the large path.
Take a right and follow the right path in direction of "Théâtre de verdure". Take the left path going down .
Take the right path to the equestrian center.
Go back to the headtrail and to the T1 tramway.
Georges Valbon Country Park covers acres of open space, which is managed for the benefit of outdoor-life for the community and visitors. The site was formerly once part of the prairie of France. This park in La Courneuve is known now as the largest man-made park since the era of Napoleon III. However, its essential integrity was saved from urbanization through the persevering land key-policy actors. Their aim was to manage and protect this open-space area and its wildlife for the benefit of the public in an urban environment.