Viking Canoe* from Auvers sur Oise to the Citadelle des Rois de France, Pontoise (Dép.95); self-guided canoe trip
Duration: 2h30, Easy level, trip based on historical facts
Like the VIKINGS of the SIEGFRIED clan in 823 during their raid, discover a valley of Art and History like no other during an exceptional canoe trip!
The Locals Guides of Val d’Oise Aventures*** offer you a magnificent descent from the village of Auvers sur Oise – Van Gogh- to Pontoise, the medieval city and fortress of the Kings of France…
Along the way, the Botin workshop boat, Auvers church, Oise islands including the Painters’ Island, dam and historic bridge. Finish at the foot of the Pontoise fortress, citadel of the kings of France.
A Guinguette awaits you at the end of the tour for a well-deserved refreshment (drinks not included).
Mini-group size: 4 people or more
Level : Easy
Historical and technical briefing by our Locals Guides Val d’Oise Aventures for this plunge into French history along the river.
Duration: 2 hours 30 min
Distance: 7 kilometers
Level : Easy
Canoe + paddle + safety vests + map of the descent + 1 return seat for the driver in the return minibus; for the rest of the crew, a guinguette is 50 metres from the landing quay in Pontoise (drinks not included).
South-facing river, bring water and hats.
COVID SAFETY: MASKS COMPULSORY IN THE MINIBUS
During the pandemic, we only return the drivers to the departure point by MiniBus when necessary.
A “Guinguette” 50 meters from the finish allows the rest of the team to enjoy a refreshment on arrival.
Good to know: This service is accessible by return TRANSILIEN because the Méry sur Oise and Auvers S/O stations are 600 metres from the Val d’Oise Aventures.Paris landing stages!
Sneakers, teeshirt, hat, water bottle.
In case of uncertain weather, bring a kway.