However, you could opt to have a picnic in the vast yet very well
kept grounds, or even book BBQ facilities that are situated in pleasant surroundings at
different areas of the leisure park, but do bear in mind that open fires are not allowed
at all, but you can also bring along your own BBQ.
The snack bars are only open from April through to September and there is a new snack bar
that is great to sit out on the terrace and watch the water skiers practising and on an
average most food purchased is under 5 but lets take a quick look at some of the
facilities on offer..
The white water centre is the very first in Europe and only the second in the world after
the Australian facilities in Sydney and it is designed to let people practise rafting,
canoeing, kayaking or hydrospeed and there is also the possibility of booking lessons.
This facility is open from May until September and is suitable for anyone over the age of
10 providing they can swim at least 25 metres and access to the river and white water
along with the equipment supplied is an approximate cost of 18 per person for one
hour, although some white water activities can be a higher cost.
Tennis and Badminton
There are 11 outdoor tennis courts and two indoor tennis courts plus six badminton courts
that are open all year round. On an average the cost for an outdoor tennis court is
6.50 for one hour.
The mini-golf is an 18-hole course that in Britain is often referred to as crazy golf, yet
is a great family fun activity that will certainly help to improve the precision of your
putt and it is open all year round. The cost is around 4 per person although
children under the age of 18 only pay 3.50 unless it is at a weekend when there are
no discounted rates, but to find out the times and for more information, just telephone
them on 1 30 30 21 55.
Cergy Pontoise Swimming Lake
This is a large outdoor lake with plenty of activities and amusements for all the family
and offers 5,000 square metres of fine sand, a giant water slide of 150 metres, an upright
multilane slide, a wading pool, standard swimming area and water games.
It is open from May through to the start of September and even has lifeguards, plus there
are two snack bars close by for when you get hungry or thirsty. It is open from noon
through to 7pm, but on weekends and on the national holidays it opens at 10.30am and
closes at 7pm.
On the pond called La Folie you can practise your windsurfing skills from the months of
April through to September on a 225 acre lake. The Centre does offer windsurf
rentals, but you can also bring your own one, yet whichever option you choose there is a
fee to use the facility, but you will be pleased to know that it is also manned by
lifeguards and for more information you would need to telephone: 1 30 30 87 50.
Cable-ski or in Britain we would know this sport as water skiing and it is actually a very
original concept in the Ile-de-France region.
You will be able to practise water skiing or wake boarding by being towed on a cable with
a 820 metre loop at anything between 30 and 55 kilometres per hour and ten skiers can
practise at the same time.
The facilities have been improved considerably over the last few years and now have two
terraces that overlook the lakes and one of these is purely for spectators, along with a
dedicated changing area and a dedicated snack bar for fast food.
All the equipment such as wetsuit and skis are supplied, but if you wanted to wake board
then this would be an additional cost for the hire on top of the cost for the seesion
which is three laps.
There are of course numerous other activities that we have not mentioned such as cycling,
but situated not far from the City of Paris, it is a
great place for a family fun day out.
Now thought we had better mention that car parking is a charge of around 4 per car
on weekends and national holidays from the end of march to the end of September.
However, during weekdays and at all other times of the year, then it is completely free to
To get to the Étangs de Cergy-Neuville for Paris via car you would need to take the A15
motorway and then Exit 9 in the direction of Cergy and follow the signs saying les Etangs
Address & Contact Details:
les Etangs de Cergy-Neuville
Rue des Etangs
Telephone: 01 30 30 21 55
Fax: 01 30 30 87 95