La TraverSeine is a unique opportunity to cross Paris through the Seine with Canoe, Kayak, Stand Up Paddle, Pirogue or Dragon Boat. For discovery (15km) or competition (26km), alone or with a team, come visit Paris and the Hauts de Seine differently.
This event is co-organized by the Comité Départemental de Canoë-Kayak of the Hauts-de-Seine (CDCK92) and the Comité Départemental de Canoë-Kayak of Paris (CDCK75), with the support of the Comité Régional de Canoë-Kayak d’Ile-de-France (CRIFCK).
La TraverSeine is the heiress of the « Coupe Jean Olry » and of the « Traversée de Paris », organized the first time in 1947.
La TraverSeine is a weekend dedicated to canoe-kayak and all paddling sports, whose biggest moment is the Paris crossing through the Seine, this course is accessible only during this event.
At the same time as the 6th edition of La TraverSeine, will held the 35th edition of the Traversée de Paris et des Hauts de Seine, a discovery course of rawing, 28km, one of the biggest events organized every year by the LIFA (Ligue d’Ile de France d’Aviron). In 2019, there were 224 boats, which means 1100 participants. As for La TraverSeine, this event is international (participants coming from Belgium, Germany, The Netherlands…)
There will be the first edition of the Odyssée in Paris-Bercy; the goal of the event is to rehabilitate the Seine into Paris. On Sunday afternoon, there will be all kinds of initiations (SUP, kayak, pirogue, jetski, water ski…) on the Seine, from the Bassin du Port de la Gare to the BNF, with Nautisme Ile de France. On Saturday, the first “village of water” will be held on the riverside with the following program: nautical activities, new mobilities, environment, solidarity-based innovations, shipyards… There will be a giant “guinguette” from Paris to Chatou, via Sèvres, to celebrate the Seine. Culture will be celebrated too, with a parade of traditionnal boats.
Boats drop off at Port de Bercy (Discovery starting point). Big boats (Dragon boats, Pirogues, C9) and competition boats drop off at Parc Nautique de l’Ile de Monsieur in Sèvres (Competition 26km starting point)
Bib retrieval at Parc Nautique de l’île de Monsieur, in Sèvres
Opening of the village of La TraverSeine 2019
Kayak and stand up paddle initiations (from 6 years old). Animations for young people. Animations discovery of environment
Prolog and stand up paddle animation. Registration on site
Race briefing (Mandatory for team leaders)
No diner managed by the organization but a room will be provided to have diner all together on site
Breakfast at Parc Nautique de l’Ile de Monsieur in Sèvres (offered by the organization)
Bus departure from Sèvres to Port de Bercy (Discovery course starting point), meeting place in front of Musée de Sèvres at 5.45am
Boats launching and boarding at Parc Nautique de l’Ile de Monsieur and at Port de Bercy
Start of La TraverSeine Compétition course 26 km at Parc Nautique de l’Ile de Monsieur in Sèvres
Start of La TraverSeine Discovery course and SUP Compétition course 15km (at Port de Bercy)
End of the navigational authorization in Paris
Snack offered to participants. All the participants should have crossed the finish line at 11.30am
Podiums and prize distribution
Lunch (if booked and paid at the registration)
15 km (Bercy to Sèvres) to discover Paris differently, with your own equipment or with a rented boat (canoe, kayak, pirogue, monoplace or biplace, and SUP). Open for everyone from 14 years old..
The starting point and the arrival of the Competition course is at Parc Nautique de l’Ile de Monsieur at Sèvres. This 26km loop will allow you to cross Paris twice. Open for canoe, kayak, pirogue one and two people, for non beginners paddlers. Obligation for big boats (V6, OC6, C9 and Dragon Boat)
Youth & SUP Competition course is open for young people (from 14 to 18 years old) with canoe kayak 1 or 2 people and SUP. It is 15km from Port de Bercy to Parc Nautique de l’Ile de Monsieur at Sèvres.