Canoe, from Isle Adam to Auvers, 9 km downhill Lumières Impressionniste 3h00

Self-guided canoeing in the Val d’Oise at AUVERS S/O (Dép.95)

Auvers sur Oise
Transilien H access
9 km



Canoë Lumières Impressionniste from Isle Adam to Auvers sur Oise (Dép.95)

Duration: 3h00, Easy level

Between famous writers* and Impressionists**, discover this unique valley of Art and History on an exceptional canoe trip!

The Locals Guides of Val d’Oise Aventures*** offer you a magnificent descent from the town of Parc de l’Isle Adam, Balzac’s earthly paradise, to Auvers sur Oise – an artists’ village – where Van Gogh painted his last 70 pictures.

Along the water, fortress, castle, dam, Isle Adam river beach – Balzac’s terrestrial paradise – historic bridges, Oise islands, Daubigny’s studio boat Le Botin, the Auvers church immortalized by Vincent Van Gogh, and finally the old Auvers sur Oise ferry where Vincent created his only masterpiece, LA GRENOUILLERE, showing young women canoeing.

Duration: 3h00 including 2h45 navigation

Hot? Take a seat at the Guinguette on arrival, 50 meters from our quay at the Auvers bridge, for a refreshing drink at the end of your descent, while you wait for the return shuttle!

Historical and technical briefing by our Locals Guides Val d’Oise Aventures for this plunge into French history and Impressionist painting along the river.

Duration: 3 hours including 2h45 of navigation
Distance: 9 kilometers
Level : Easy

Canoe + paddle + safety vests + map of the descent + 1 priority seat (in case of large crowds) for the driver in the return minibus; for the rest of the crew, a guinguette is 50 meters from the landing quay in Auvers S/O.

River due south, bring water and hats.

COVID SAFETY: During the egg-laying season, we only return the drivers to the departure point by MiniBus.

A “Guinguette” 50 meters from the arrival pontoon allows the rest of the crew to enjoy a refreshment on arrival.


Good to know: This service is accessible by return TRANSILIEN because the Parmain, L’Isle Adam and Auvers S/O train stations are 300 meters from the Val d’Oise Aventures.Paris landing stages!


Sneakers, teeshirt, hat, water bottle.

In case of uncertain weather, bring a k-way.

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