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Stand Up Paddle Paris

Gilles De Joinville

16 minutes from the station Chatelet Les Halles (or bike from Paris, crossing the Bois de Vincennes) there is a little paradise. An eden where you can surf on the water, slide the channel Polangis, and glide around our carfree island FANAC

Beginner lesson : First steps followed by an accompanied trip lasts a bit more than a hour and a half, for the price of € 29 
Got a little scared the first three minutes, and then you gain confidence and you see that it is finally easy. It is great experience standing on the water, and even taking the time to enjoy the scenery and greet stunned walkers.

Conditions : We practice in shorts and barefoot, except in winter when combined suit and slippers give comfort.
You will wear a buoiancy aid that is given to you. Take clothes in case ... (less than 10% falls on the Marne for initiations). Young people accompanied must be at least 10 years old and 1.50 m tall

Regular paddlers : Our club is part of the French Surfing Federation

Annual member ship to Le Grand Huit (25€) + Surf FFS License (30 € or 40 € if competition)  

You can use the club paddle boards with additional annual forfait of 103 € (or 63 € from 1st of August) 

When ?

We welcome you all year long. 

- Regular paddlers :

 - at 10.30 am, all year

 - also at 14.00 from april to october

- saturdays 14.00 and 16.00 from may to september

- Beginners : 

- from may to september  : sundays 16.00 and 17.45. And saturdays 14.00 and 16.00


- april and october : sunday 14.00

- november to march : it is cold, not usual to have beginners, but you are welcome, same time like regular paddlers. 

Where is it ?

We are very close to Paris Center (22 mn from Chatelet Les Halles) 
Meeting Point at Joinville le pont, quai Gabriel Péri down to the bridge.
6 mn by foot to the Station Métro-RER : Joinville-le-Pont, line A
You also can come by bike, a city-bike station is at Joinville Station. Plan, walking from the station

Book on line there for Joinville le Pont      

Our other activities

Discover our other activities in Paris : 
Visit historic heart of Paris on a scooter,  ride along the Marne river or discover our funny bikes ! 

Also in Lille and Gent : Stand Up Paddle et visites à vélo et trottinette !


Nautic Race. About 50 paddlers from Le Grand Huit are going to take part in World's biggest race, a legendary event. It will take place on the 5th of december under all the famous Paris bridges. A good reason to keep on practising in winter, in Joinville, Lille and Amiens. Good luck ! 

From 06 to 10 of october, our funny bikes are tried at Le Roc d'Azur, the world biggest event for mountain bike, with 15000 persons. We are very proud to be chosen for this major event for cyclists and professional. Ordinary or safety bikes ! 

Mobilize yourself! September 16-22 is European Mobility Week. We’ll be happy to host Fun Bikes, or New Urban Mobility modes either in your businesses or local authorities to persuade you to give up your cars. With a grin!