The event

In a few words

The 10th edition of La TraverSeine will be held on Saturday, 21th September and Sunday, 22th September, 2024.

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 2023 edition

La TraverSeine, in 2023, is still associated  with one of the biggest events around the Seine

The Odyssée, a project combining festivities, sailing, culture and solidarity

For this 4th edition, 24 hours of programming under the code name of “Nuit Fleuve” (River Night), from Saturday, September 16 at noon to Sunday, September 17 at noon, will bring together 12 partner sites and structures in the four corners of the metropolis, to celebrate the waves of Ile-de-France in a thousand ways, with Olympic ambitions!
And for the first time, the Traversein amateur course will be set to music, with a touring performance by DJ Myako, from the Port de la Gare (Paris 13th) to the Sèvres nautical base!

Discover the full program at

The 2023 program

Saturday, 16th September, 2023

Bib retrieval at the two sites (Sèvres and Bercy) andBoats drop off(Port de Bercy) + test boat rental only in Sèvres

  • SEVRES: Bibs pick-up for 26km Competition Course and 15KM Leisure Course with kayak or SUP rental
  • BERCY: Bibs pick-up for 15km Leisure Course, SUP and SUP Competition 15km without rental10amOpening of the refreshment bar with beer from the Bières Rive Droite Rive Gauche microbrewery and camping on the Sèvres site

    2pm to 6pm

    Animations on the Sèvres site (program under development)

    7am to 10.30pm

    TraverSeine “La préchauffe” on the Sèvres site, Open refreshment bar and plancha available to cook your meals

Sunday, 17th September, 2023

In Sèvres:
6am Breakfast for participants in the 26km course
7am – Bus departure from Cristallerie de Sèvres
6.45am – 7.45am – Boat launching
8am – START of the 26KM course
10 am – 12:30 pm– Arrival
Refreshment bar non-stop from 10:30 a.m.
11.30am – start of the distribution of the “Tartiflette” meal
12.30pm – Podium
2.30pm – End of the event

Bercy site
7.15am – 8.45am– Breakfast on the water
7.15am – 7.45am – launch of SAS 1 participants
7.45am – 8.15am – launch of SAS 2 participants
8.15am- 8.45am – launch of SAS 3 participants
9 am – START of the 15KM courses

Registration opening date: early June 2024

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