The event

In a few words

The 8th edition of La TraverSeine will be held on Saturday, 17th September and Sunday, 18th September, 2022.

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.

The 2022 edition

La TraverSeine, in 2022, is still associated  with one of the biggest events around the Seine

The Odyssée, event combining culture and solidarity

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.

The 2021 program (Soon the new 2022 program)

The program of the 2022 edition will be available soon, here is the program of the 2021 edition.

Saturday, 18th September, 2021

10.30am to 6pm

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)

2pm to 6.30pm

Bib retrieval at Parc Nautique de l’île de Monsieur, in Sèvres for competition Course 26km
Bib retrieval in paris bercy  for discovery Course & SUP competition 15km


Opening of the village of La TraverSeine 2019

2pm to 6pm

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

Sunday, 19th September, 2021


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)

The courses



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 12 years old..

Go to the 15km course



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)

Go to the 26 km course



Youth & SUP Competition course is open for young people (from 12 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.

Go to the 15 km course