Walk in the Cergy-Pontoise leisure base
An easy stroll around the ponds of the leisure base of Cergy-Pontoise (30 minutes from Paris).
The basis of leisure of Cergy-Pontoise is easily accessible by car, a little more difficult to access from public transportation. It is possible to practice a very large number of activities. The base is great and the tour of various ponds may require 2-3 hours. Additionally this hike makes a detour to the city centre of Cergy passing through the major axis and its gateway. You can take the opportunity to see the architecture of the city.
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Duration: 4 h.
The toll at the entrance
There is a fee for your car : 6 euros, it’s free for the pedestrians. Be careful you can wait a long time in your car on a sunny day before accessing to the leisure base.
The hike starts here. You can practice many nautical activities on the base.
The sailing centre
You can rent canoes for a stroll on the lake.
Views of the sailing centre
The path around the Lake
The hike is fairly long but very easy and very pleasant.
You leave the base of leisure with and pass over the Oise.
To arrive at the top must be installed in many markets. All this part that goes from downtown to the ponds is called the major axis.
The Esplanade of Paris
Beautiful view at the top of the hill. Continue towards the city centre to see the architecture of the new town. Cergy was built in the 1970s.
The Hubert Renaud place
Beautiful architecture but gloomy and deserted place.
Path along the banks
The leisure database includes several ponds. It should be noted that although the water is very clear and that the banks are welcoming it is forbidden to swim in the ponds except in the resort centre (entrance fee).
The water ski
The walkway to the white water centre
The seaside resort
The resort centre, the only place where you can swim, is open only in the summer and spring. The entrance fee : 6 euros.
The whitewater centre
A day of competition at the centre of white water. The centre is open to the public and you can practice all kinds of nautical activities (canoeing, kayaking, rafting…).
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