River Seine (Haute) (Route Bourbonnais) : Cruising in Detail

Information about the 48km of wide – and busy – Haute-Seine (Upper Seine) waterway, from Paris (PK170 at the Isle de la Cite) to the junction with the Canal de Loing at Saint-Mammes. There are 7 large ecluses (locks).

See also general notes (foot of page). Basic Information

  • Approximate minimum depth 2.20m, headroom 5.20m, width 11m.

  • VNF sub-division contact telephone number (Melun) 01 64 83 50 00

  • Using a pilot-guide book is strongly recommended: Breil Guides or Fluviacarte (Navicarte) Guides.

PK170 Central Paris Eastwards beyond the Paris Arsenal port de plaisance one encounters a wide river busy with commercial traffic, the Bibliotheque Mitterand and then, at Charenton (after 5km) the divergence between the River Seine and the River Marne.

Note: The Bourbonnais through route will effectively be closed from 26th August to 29th September 2013 when three ecluses on the Upper Seine are closed for maintenance.

PK110 Melun

Commercial traffic diverts to the left (south) of the island, plaisanciers may find quiet moorings to the right (north) PdP 01 64 37 00 21 – has recently (2010) been renewed.

PK147 Dreveil

PdP Port des Cerises (photo by Bruno Chanal: work in progress on new facilities, Jan 2010 – Yacht Club Chartrette)

PK101 Chartrettes

Port de Plaisance06 08 57 10 95 by the lock. Railway stations in the town with good connections to Paris.

PK93 Samois-sur-Seine

Halte – water and electricity 01 64 69 54 69

PK90 Avon

PdP 01 64 38 31 02 or 06 11 07 70 49 west bank

PK81 St Mammes

Port de Plaisance on the River Seine, at the junction with the Canal du Loing 01 60 74 44 00 water and electricity.