View of the landscape on a leisure island / Girl on a waterslide

Leisure islands in Paris Region

Whether you live in the area or are just visiting, don’t miss the chance to relax at one of Paris Region’s “Iles de Loisirs” (leisure islands). The idea behind these islands? An area spanning several hectares where you can enjoy a variety of activities.
  1. What to see and do
  2. Sports and leisure activities
  3. Leisure islands

Which leisure island would you like to visit?

Leisure islands, a refreshing experience in Paris Region

In the rest of France, they are known as outdoor activities centres. In Paris Region, the concept has adopted the playful name of leisure island. These facilities offer both children and adults a multitude of ways to make the most of the great outdoors. Sunbathing on the beach, taking dip after dip, watersports, horse riding or a round of golf… When it comes to enjoying yourself, anything goes! The leisure islands are the favourite haunt of families on summer weekends or during school holidays when they promise an experience that gets better with every visit.

Take your pick from Paris Region’s twelve leisure islands

An island? Leisure activities? Still can’t quite picture the experience? Let us enlighten you. A leisure island is an outdoor activities centre located in the Île-de-France region. They appeal to a very wide audience. With your family, group of friends or partner, there’s more than one way of making the most of these sites. Year after year, the French arrive in their hoards. Nearly 4 million of them come to recharge their batteries and enjoy their favourite activities.

The region boasts twelve of these leisure islands, spread across six departments:

  • In Seine-et-Marne, there’s Bois-le-Roi, Vaires-Torcy, Buthiers and Jablines-Annet.
  • In Yvelines you’ll find the leisure islands of Boucles de Seine, Saint-Quentin-en-Yvelines and Val-de-Seine.
  • Essonne has the islands of Etampes and Port-aux-Cerises.
  • Seine-Saint-Denis boasts the Corniche des Forts leisure island.
  • In Val-de-Marne there’s the leisure island of Créteil.
  • And Val-d’Oise has the Cergy-Pontoise leisure island.

A wide range of activities

These leisure islands have a number of things in common. They are all in natural settings, located near water and offer a host of activities, such as horseriding, children’s play areas, golf, high-ropes trails, fishing, mountain-biking, archery and watersports… the list goes on. These islands complement one another, as each offers different activities.

Also to be discovered

  • Copyright images: © DR, © DR