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Roland-Bouchier Nautical Base

Département du Val-de-Marne

Champigny-sur-Marne, Île-de-France Altitude : 56m
1 Watersports centre

Centre disciplines

Rowing Canoe sprint


At the gates of Paris, the town of Champigny-sur-Marne is easily accessible via the A4 motorway. The RER A and E (speed city trains) stop there, as well as SNCF French rail and also bus connections. The town is also equipped with Velib' stations and in 2025, will have 2 stations from the Grand Paris Express. Specialised in rowing and canoe-kayak. Located 10min away from the INSEP and 2mn from the Vaires-sur-Marne Olympic basin, the compound has access to the Marne River. Its 20km water course lies in the heart of the Marne Islands Natural Sanctuary, where all river cargo navigation is banned.

The proposed activities are both sporting and the discovery of an archipelago of about 10 islands, a preserved ecosystem sheltering rare fauna species.

Special features

A unique site in the Paris region, located in a natural area, the compound is entirely fenced with gate guard access. It has a workout hall, many motor boats to follow training sessions, a club house and large storage capacities. The water ways are preserved, with a bicycle trail all along. The site has a large vegetated beach that should be open for public bathing in 2022.

Known for

The water sports centre is the training site of the RSCC canoe club, hosting and forming high level athletes such as Mathurin MADORE, the World Champion of Men Slalom Kayak, and Nélia BARBOSA, the winner of the Women speed para canoe World Cup.

A former public bathing resort from the 1930s, the Champigny nautical resort is hosting many activities in the privileged environment of the Marne meanders. The resort has kept its historical walking arcades, cabins and balconies, unique architectural features.

Optional extras

Meeting room Internet access Equipment available for private use Infirmery Floodlit facilities Hospital nearby Weights room

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