28-Apr-2009 -- After a good night at a small camping site about 20 km North of Beauvais and about 75 km North of the DCP I drove through Beauvais, Auneuil and via the D3 to Marines and finally to Triel-sur-Seine.
My first attempt to enter the forest was by a road in the Northwest corner of the map. There the road was blocked for cars with a barrier. On the barrier somebody wrote “Vous n’etes pas les bienvenues” which means “You are not welcome”. As I am alone I don’t like to meet people writing this kind of text, so I tried another approach.
I found the “Chemin des Bois” (Forest Road) and parked my car at the blue P-mark and walked into the forest (yellow line) to the “Carrefour des Amants” (Lovers crossroads) via the “Chemin aux Vaches” (Cattle Road). Using “Chemin” = road is a bit overdone, “sentier” = footpath is better.
After about 1 km walking and 75 m climbing the DCP is found close to the path at the bottom of a pit in open forest, seen here from the rim of the 5 meter deep pit; the N,S,E,W, photographs are taken from the centre of the pit.
The forest is full of this kind of pits; the warning sign explains the origin. And the freshness of some pits indicates the danger is real.
Along the path, which is clearly often used by bikers some colourful shelters are placed 350m South-south-east of the DCP. Again a lot of wild flowers can be seen.
Descending to the river Seine the village Triel-sur-Seine is reached. The church of Saint Martin is founded in 1240 on the remnants of a roman church, which was constructed on top of a gallo-roman churchyard. The yellow circle on the map indicates the church. See some details of the interior of the church and look especially to the renovation technique of the small pillars: yes indeed, tie-wraps.