A waterfront resort venue only 20 minutes from Paris

Les Maquereaux does it again. The gang of waterfront revellers, to whom we already owe the fab barge at the foot of Pont Marie, has just thrown its anchor in a lovely setting of greenery near the Marne river only 20 minutes from Place de la Bastille. Total R&R.

Chilling with your feet in the water

All ahoy heading for Nogent-sur-Marne, in a 100 % chlorophyll decor flirting between Cap Ferret, the Hamptons and the Ozarks. During the Belle Époque, it was already a hot spot to come participate in countryside balls musettes that established the glory of the venue.

For its first season, La Guinguette des Maquereaux occupies a very pretty small shack shaded by weeping willows, at the heart of the second marina of the Ile-de-France.

It’s the new rallying point of des Parisians looking for large quiet spaces au calme. And here, relaxation is not synonymous of boredom.

cocktails preparation at the Guinguette des Maquereaux

There is a beverage stand to sip cocktails (€9-12), fresh rosé (€4-5 per glass) and beers(€4-5) with Basque paté and Espelette pimento (€8), fried smelt fish with sauce tartare (€8) and homemade tzatziki (€8). At the end of the week, BBQ and DJ sets.

Paddle, pedal boat and boat outings

To really be in holiday mode, stylish nautical activities for every age: electric boat rental(€50/ hour) and pleasure crafts as well as Green River pleasure crafts with skipper (15-20 €/ person), pedal boat, paddle and boat outings… Be sure to bring your swimsuits.

A small refreshing escapade with a nice holiday feeling.

Getting there:

With the RER E, count 6 minutes on foot. With the RER A, 10 minutes walk. By car, count 15-20 minutes from Place de la Bastille.

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Julie Zwingelstein

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