A secret Parisian paradise for paddleboarding


Gisele, Brazilian tops and other Californian mermaids don't have a monopoly on the sport that sculpts a bikini body! Parisians can also succumb to the madness of paddleboarding ! You still have to know this secret spot to be able to practice it.

A unique nautical club

Count a bike ride through the Bois de Vincennes or 8 stations from Charles de Gaulles Etoile by the RER A and three minutes walk.

You have landed on a wild island where Le Grand Huit , a unique nautical club, has taken up residence.

The concept ? Stand on a surfboard while moving with a paddle. The goal being, of course, not to fall into the water. Taking a dip is not the sea to drink: the water from the Marne is certified and verified to be “ swimmable ”.


The club's members all have a passion for stand-up paddling, including Arthur Arutkin, ranked number 2 in the world in 2018. They all teach the art of stand-up paddling, during a two-hour stroll on the Polangis canal, surrounded by weeping willows and kingfishers in a paradise of greenery.

Dress code: a cap, bare feet and a swimsuit. UV top recommended if you fear the sun. We lend you the vest, which is compulsory.

And after ?

To complete the bucolic parenthesis, extend with a picnic and a tanning session in this calm and green paradise, unless you prefer to have a good meal at the Mascotte or one of the adorable taverns on the banks of the Marne , just on the other side of the island, to complete the holiday atmosphere.

€ 29 per 2-hour session to be booked online according to availability on Sundays. Possibility of a group ride during the week, to be scheduled on request by calling 06 08 25 74 91.

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