Nature & architecture by the River Marne in eastern Paris

Located on one of the most attractive loops of the River Marne in eastern Paris, Le Perreux-sur-Marne features a delightful three-kilometre (two-mile) riverside walkway, which has recently been renovated. Visitors can enjoy the tranquil atmosphere and country scenery and admire some of the remarkable architecture.

  • Location: Le Perreux-sur-Marne
  • Reduced Prices: Available on presentation of proof of age or other eligibility (ID card, disability card, student card).
  • Access by Public Transport: Train RER A or RER E and bus
  • Language: French

Description

The story of this section of the river is a key to understanding the development of this rural area which became popular among Parisians in the early 20th century.

Le Perreux was initially a holiday resort, but during the 1900s it expanded to become a fully-fledged town. Every Sunday, crowds of visitors from Paris flocked there to enjoy the bucolic waterside setting.

Up until the 18th century, houses had been built on the land sloping up from the river. At that time, the riverside consisted solely of a few laundries, laundry boats, public baths and fishing piers. The arrival of the railway, and the canalization of the river to facilitate navigation, resulted in a major transformation of the area.

An old towpath was made into a riverside path, running from Joinville-le-Pont to Neuilly-sur-Marne and this encouraged the building of guinguettes (restaurants with music and dancing), boathouses, boating clubs, and other facilities. Before the Bry-sur-Marne bridge was built, people used small ferryboats to cross the river.

Follow your guide and enjoy this relaxing riverside walk, taking in its natural landscapes and diverse architecture, ranging from houses in a variety of styles to different public and community facilities.

Please note: this guided tour is available in French only! Your guide will greet you in English but all the commentary will be in French. But don’t let this discourage you – it’s still a great opportunity to discover this part of eastern Paris!


Reviews

Grade 
2018-09-21

Balade très belle

L’hôtesse Pascale qui nous a fait découvrir les bords de Marne a su parfaitement captiver mon intérêt avec un mélange parfait d'histoire, d'architecture, d' anecdotes sur la vie des bords de Marne, les guinguettes et de ses habitants, du passé à nos jours.
Merci pour cette belle balade dans un lieu super et avec la chance d'un beau soleil !

Grade 
2017-10-19

belle promenade

belle promenade sous un beau soleil et bien animée par notre Guide - merci

Grade 
2017-09-29

jour de visite

j'aurai aimé faire cette visite/promenade.
a t elle lieu aussi certains weekends ?

Grade 
2017-05-22

Belle découverte

Cette visite était très intéressante, une belle découverte pour moi.
A bientôt pour de nouvelles aventures !

  • 1 out of 1 people found this review useful.
Grade 
2017-05-21

Très bien

Excellente visite à faire

Grade 
2017-05-20

Quand la Nature et la Culture se mêlent et s'entrecroisent

avec un soupçon d'Histoire, une pointe d'Architecture, le tout mixé dans un grand bol de Convilialité,
C'est plus qu'un bol d'air que vous prenez en choisissant cette balade...C'est une évasion savoureuse que vous vous offrez ;-)

Grade 
2017-05-20

Logement sociaux

Visite commentée trés agreable , il devrait construire la meme qualité de logements sociaux à paris que celui qui se trouve aux perreux

Grade 
2017-05-20

vide bouteilles et autres jolis aperçus....

La promenade commentée de manière très vivante effectuée hier sous un ciel propice à la déambulation m'a plu énormément . Tous les sujets furent abordés ; histoire, transports, architecture, aménagements actuels et futurs ......Merci pour ce bon moment (sans allusion de mauvais aloi!)

  • 1 out of 1 people found this review useful.

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Nature & architecture by the River Marne in eastern Paris

Nature & architecture by the River Marne in eastern Paris

Located on one of the most attractive loops of the River Marne in eastern Paris, Le Perreux-sur-Marne features a delightful three-kilometre (two-mile) riverside walkway, which has recently been renovated. Visitors can enjoy the tranquil atmosphere and country scenery and admire some of the remarkable architecture.

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