Stroll in Pays-d'Ourcq
The Pays d'Ourcq in the Paris region is a choice spot for strolls, hikes, and outdoor sports, alone or with the whole family.
How to get to the Pays d'Ourq?
AddressBalade dans le pays d'Ourcq
The coutryside at the gates of Paris
Set off on a stroll in the open countryside, in one of the many walks possible through the Pays de l'Ourcq region. It is located to the north-east of Paris, and its canal runs all the way to the capital. Enjoy a wide range of flora and fauna, including the Grand Voyeux Nature Reserve.
Bird lovers are sure to appreciate a hike through Congis-sur-Therouanne, home to many protected species. On the 12.5 km walk through the L'Orxois woods, you might see the yellow-bellied toad as well as two species of bats. Enjoy a magnificent panoramic view over the Marne valley, in a 12 km loop across the Brie prairie.
Follow a 10 km loop between fields to see orchards and groves along the banks of the Marne at Isles-les-Meldeuses. Take the 13 km path from Lizy-sur-Ourcq to discover a picturesque and charming environment. Steep yourself in history among the farms and villages of Etrepilly: one path goes through the battle sites where the French and German armies fought during the Battle of Ourcq River.