The best wingfoil spots around Paris

All the information to navigate it

The best wingfoil spots around Paris

All the information to navigate it

Because commuting to the coast is a bit long, we have listed for you the best wingfoil spots around Paris!
Sharpen your foil, everything you need to know before going to ride close to home can be found here 😉

Moisson-Lavacourt

Moisson is a well known spot for windsurfers, nowadays wingfoil is also practiced there! This leisure base located 75km northwest of Paris will allow you to ride all year long. Here are the essentials to know before going there.

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Moisson-Lavacourt

Moisson is a well known spot for windsurfers, nowadays wingfoil is also practiced there! This leisure base located 75km northwest of Paris will allow you to ride all year long. Here are the essentials to know before going there.

Schedules and fees

The leisure center is open all year round. However, the schedules vary according to the periods:

  • In low season (October to April) → 9am-5:30pm with closing time at 6pm
  • In high season (May to September) → 9am-6pm with closing time at 7pm
  • The access to the base and the right to launch is not free in high season. It will cost you 7€ but if you plan to go riding regularly, subscriptions are possible. For more information, you can contact directly the reception of the leisure base, you will find their coordinates at the end of the article.

    The spot

    The lake of Moisson was created on the site of an old quarry. The lake has an area of 120 hectares. It is 3km long and 900m wide. The bottom is hard and hilly, composed of gravel, stones and without obstacles. On average the depth is 5m with a maximum of 6m. As is often the case on lakes, algae can develop in summer. We therefore advise you to call the base beforehand to avoid any unpleasant surprises when you arrive at the spot. Our little advice in case of abundant algae, the fishing rods in the trunk !

    The wind

    The ideal wind directions for this spot are Northeast or Southwest. Other directions should be avoided if you prefer to prevent a too intimate contact with nature (in this case the trees).
    You will find below a detailed explanatory diagram 😉

    Access

    From Paris, via the A14 freeway towards Nanterre, then the A13 to the Bonnières-Centre exit. Approximately 70km and 1h drive from the northwest of Paris.
    To park, you can go there 👇

    Contact

    Loops of the Seine Leisure Island Home - 01 30 33 97 80

    Email : contact@bouclesdeseine.iledeloisirs.fr



    Vaires-sur-Marnes

    The nautical base of Vaires-sur-Marnes has been chosen as the site that will host the Olympic rowing and canoeing events for the next Olympics in Paris 2024. If you don't have any Olympic ambitions, it is also an ideal place for foiling and easily accessible from Paris. Here are the essentials to know before going there.

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    Vaires-sur-Marnes

    The nautical base of Vaires-sur-Marnes has been chosen as the site that will host the Olympic rowing and canoeing events for the next Olympics in Paris 2024. If you don't have any Olympic ambitions, it is also an ideal place for foiling and easily accessible from Paris. Here are the essentials to know before going there.

    Schedules and fees

    To practice wingfoil on the nautical base of Vaires-sur-Marnes, the price is 9€ per day but you can also take a yearly subscription at 126€ which can be advantageous if you plan to ride regularly. If you pay by the day, you will only be able to come and ride between the opening hours of the reception of the base since you will have to pay your entrance fee. However, if you have a subscription, you can come and surf at any time until 8:00-9:00 pm at the latest.

    The spot

    The lake of Vaires-sur-Marnes was created on a former sand pit. It extends over 90 hectares and is 2km long. It hosts a nautical base regrouping many sports. You will have to cohabit on the spot with catamarans, stand-up paddle, canoeing and windsurfing but don't worry there is space for everyone ;) Be careful during the summer period, algae proliferate on the lake and especially around the pontoons. As always, the best practice is to call the reception of the nautical base beforehand to avoid any bad surprise when you arrive on site but if you read the beginning of the article, you know our parade 🙃

    The wind

    In relation to the orientation of the lake, the ideal wind directions are Northwest and Southeast. However, West or East wind will also allow you to sail. We advise you to avoid the rest.
    You will find below a detailed explanatory diagram 😉

    Access

    Ile de loisirs Vaires-Torcy, Route de Lagny 77200 Torcy
    From Paris, A4 direction Metz Nancy, then A104 direction Aéroport Charles de Gaulle, exit n°10 " Parc de loisirs de Torcy ".
    Free parking on site.

    Contact

    Reception nautical base - 01 60 20 02 04

    email: contact@vaires-torcy.iledeloisirs.fr

    Jablines

    Like Vaires-sur-Marnes, the site of Jablines was originally a sand quarry of the loops of the Marne. North-east of Paris, between Chelles and Meaux, you will find a 75-hectare lake to sail on all year round. Here are the essentials to know before going there.

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    Jablines

    Like Vaires-sur-Marnes, the site of Jablines was originally a sand quarry of the loops of the Marne. North-east of Paris, between Chelles and Meaux, you will find a 75-hectare lake to sail on all year round. Here are the essentials to know before going there.

    Schedules and fees

    On the leisure island of Jablines, the opening hours vary according to the season. The base is open from 10am to 6pm during the summer season (June 9th to September 5th) and from 8am to 7pm the rest of the year. During the season, access is not free. It will cost you 7€ per day, 55€ for 10 entries or 90€ for unlimited access during the whole summer.

    The spot

    The leisure island of Jablines regroups several bodies of water. The one on which you will navigate, the biggest one, extends from North to South on a surface of 82 hectares. This spot is no exception to the rule, as we have already mentioned, the lake is subject to the development of algae in summer and once again, a call to the nautical base before moving allows you to be sure to be able to navigate serenely.

    The wind

    The layout of the North-South lake allows for optimal practice with South, South-West or North winds.

    Access

    Leisure island of Jablines-Annet, 77450 Jablines

    From Paris, A4 then A104 exit Meaux-Jablines or A1/A3, exit Soissons then A104 direction Marne-la-Vallée, exit Claye-Souilly then RN3, exit Jablines.

    On the spot, the launch is close to the parking lot (at the north parking lot). It is better to park at P2 during the off season and at P1 during the season.

    Contact

    Reception nautical base - 01 60 26 04 31

    email: contact@jablines-annet.iledeloisirs.fr

    Léry-Poses (27)

    On the edge of the Seine, 1h45 from Paris and 40min from Rouen, the lake of Léry-Poses also called "the lake of the two lovers" will allow you to navigate all year long on a 400 hectare stretch of water. Here are the essentials to have before going there.

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    Léry-Poses (27)

    On the edge of the Seine, 1h45 from Paris and 40min from Rouen, the lake of Léry-Poses also called "the lake of the two lovers" will allow you to navigate all year long on a 400 hectare stretch of water. Here are the essentials to have before going there.

    Schedules and fees

    The Lac des Deux Amants is open year-round from 6am to 7pm. For detailed schedules, you can visit the Lery-Poses base website. To access the base by car, it will cost 5€ per day. An annual subscription is possible for 25€. Above 10 seats, the vehicle is considered as a minibus and the entrance for the day then costs 10€.

    The spot

    The lake is a preserved natural space of 400 hectares and 2km in diameter. A second lake is located nearby, reserved for clubs, communities and associations. On this natural space, a nautical base is established proposing a great number of activities and services as well as a camp-site.
    To navigate, launches are arranged in particular next to the "Cabane à Roger", it is the small hut of a wingsurf association that you will be able to take as a reference to take out your equipment and launch you in the big bath 😉
    As on many bodies of water, algae form in summer, so we advise you to call the leisure center before moving. Otherwise you can enjoy the mini-golf course ⛳️

    The wind

    The water is wide and all wind directions work.

    Access

    Léry-Poses leisure center in Normandy, D110, 27740 Poses
    From Paris, 1h40 via A13 freeway.
    There is a parking lot next to the "Cabane à Roger", the wingsurf club's shed, on which we advise you to park.

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    Contact

    Reception nautical base - 02 32 59 13 13

    email: lery.poses@wanadoo.fr

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    In summary:

    If you thought you had to go to the coast to practice wing, you now know that this discipline offers much more freedom.
    You want to try wingfoil and you live in the Paris area? You don't have any more excuses not to try it !
    Enjoy our equipment rental offer of wing to start well and progress quickly, all within walking distance of the house 😉