Stevenson | Etape 7 d'Ouzouer-sur-Trézée à Chatillon-sur-Loire

From 1875 onwards, Robert Louis Stevenson, who was only 25 years old, left his native Scotland more and more frequently. His stays in the Gâtinais region were punctuated by trips by canoe between Antwerp and Pontoise, with the donkey Modestine in the Cévennes and along the Loing to Châtillon-sur-Loi

Itinerary details

Historical, Natural


From Grez-sur-Loing, where he met Fanny Osbourne, the love of his life, Stevenson walked through a unique landscape, formed by the sands, plains and chaos of the Fontainebleau sandstone.
From Souppes-sur-Loing, everything changes. The path mainly follows a network of rivers and canals that link the Loire to the Seine. Today the traffic is limited to pleasure boating but, following the path bathed in a soft light, one can observe the evolution of hydraulic works over the last 300 years and admire great achievements such as the 7 locks of Rogny, the bridge-canal of Briare built by Léonce-Abel Mazoyer or the lock of Mantelot, the current end point of the route.
Durée04h00Distance16.0 km
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