370 24. ST. GERMAIN-EN-LAYE.
by Mont Vale'rien. Farther to the right, on the hill, is the aqueduct
of Marly (p. 363). Beyond Le Ve"sinet are the hills on which lies
Montmorency, — A band plays in the kiosque on the terrace on Sun.
in summer at 3.30, and on Tues. and Thurs. at 8.30 p.m.
The beautiful Forest of St. Germain is about 11,000 acres in
extent, being 6 M. long from S.W. to N.E., and 2i/2-4V2 M. broad
from S.E. to N.W. The main avenue leads to (2 M.) Les Loges, a
school for daughters of members of the Legion of Honour holding
the rank of non-commissioned officers or a position corresponding
thereto (comp. p. 376). Near it is held the popular Flte des Loges,
which begins on the Sunday after Aug. 25th and lasts ten days. The
Pontoise road, striking to the right beyond Les Loges, leads to
(3 M.) Acheres Station (see below and the Map). It crosses half¬
way the road from Poissy to Maisons-Laffitte (p. 381), and passes
farther on near the Faisanderie. — The Chateau du Val (17th cent.),
near the N. end of the terrace, is also worth seeing.
From St. Germain to Versailles, see p. 361.
From St. Gekmain to Maisons-Laffitte, IOV2 M., railway (Gmnde
Ceinture) in 35-45 min. (fares 1 fr. 90, 1 fr. 30, 95 c). A tramway also
plies to Poissy (see below), with a branch to (4>/4 M.) Maisons-Laffitte
(p. 381). — The railway describes a wide curve through the Forest of
St. Germain. —2'/2 M. St-Germain-Grande-Ceinture (p. 364). — 5 M. Poissy,
see p. 432. — 8 M. (41/2 M. by the road) Achires, see p. 382. — IOV2 M.
Maisons-Laffitte, see p. 381. — The railway continues to the left to (6 M.)
Argenteuil (p. 380), via Houilles and Sartrouville (on the main road) and
25. [From Paris to. St. Denis and Enghien,
Chemin de Feb do Noed. — The trains between Paris and these places
follow the Ligne Circulaire between the Gare du Nord and the Gare
St. Lazare (18 M.). Three trains or more every hour ('trains-tramways').
To St. Denis, in 8-14 min. (fares 80, 55, and 35 c; return 1 fr. 20, 85, and
55c. To Enghien, in 15-25 min. (2 fr., 1 fr. 45, and 95 c).
St. Denis may also be reached by Tramways having 'correspondance'
with the omnibuses: From the Opira (T NF; see Appx. p. 32); from
the Madeleine (TNE; Appx., p. 32); from the Chatelet (TZ; Appx., p. 31);
from the Trinili (Appx., p. 35; going on to Epinay, p. 377); and from the
Porte Maillot (TNAE; Appx., p. 32). The journey (uninteresting) takes
about 3/« hr.; fares 60 or 30 c.
"We start from the Gare du Nord (p. 204). — li/4 M. La Cha¬
pelle-Nord-Ceinture (PL B, 22), beyond the huge goods-station of
the Chemin de Fer du Nord, where the line is crossed by the
Chemin de Fer de Ceinture (see Appx., p. 39). A little beyond the
fortifications the railway to Soissons via Crepy-en-Valois (p. 397)
diverges to the right. — 2l/2 M. La Plaine-St-Denis. The 'trains-
tramways' also stop at Le Landy and the Pont de la Rivolte.
4!/2 M. St. Denis. — Hotels. Hotel do Gband-Cerf (Pi. a; C, 3)
Rue de Paris 29 and Place aux Gueldres, with restaurant a la carte;