Les Miserables Hiking the Marais of Misery

"The Marais de Misery near Paris"

Hiking Trails near Paris Hiking the Marais of Misery

You may have heard about Paris, Texas. Today, I will take you a little further east, into the swampy lowlands of the Essonne river, straight into the bayous of Paris, Louisiana.

But first, we have to take the train into the Deep South of the Ile de France, to a town called Ballancourt (RER line D from Gare de Lyon).

Les Miserables Hiking the Marais of Misery

A Sad Note to a Sunny Hike

"Alongside a hiking trail is a tombstone marking the spot where battered body of Angelique Dumetz was found in Compiegne"

In Memory of Angelique Dumetz

The day we chose to hike in Compiegne was perfectly sunny and hot as any summer day considering Autumn has already arrived.

We were jauntily reaching the end of the first half of the trail when we saw, alongside the trail, this “tomb” or what we took as one. It was actually just a marble tombstone leaning against a rectangular slab of quarry stone.

A Sad Note to a Sunny Hike