The Port of Gennevilliers


The Port of Paris, public institution of the State, is to develop river transport of goods and passengers in Ile-de-France. For this, it is responsible to develop, maintain and operate the port facilities in the Ile de France.

First river port in France

It is now the largest river port in France and second in Europe with 20 million tonnes transported by water in 2008. In the field of tourism - passenger transport, entertainment activities - occupies more 7 million passengers who passed from land to water in 2008 first worldwide tourist ports.

No river traffic related its existence, it would have to double several highways in the Ile-de-France. It accounts for 13% of regional supply of goods.
Second river sailed from Europe, fitted with large gauge, the Seine (with its tributaries) hosts its banks three main ports of Port of Paris, all connected to the rail network and road links Gennevilliers, Bonneuil-sur-Marne and Limay.

On major multimodal platforms of the Port of Paris, up to five modes combine: River course, sea, road, rail and as Gennevilliers Nanterre or with a pipeline. 70 storage-distribution ports, 1 000 ha of port areas, one million square meters of warehouses, business premises and offices (including 300,000 m² belong to it) complete the offer of the Port of Paris .
Since its creation in 1970, this public institution, thanks to made equipment, has promoted the development of a true "subway goods" essential to the economy and urban ecology (removal of household waste, industrial transport, or linked to BTP). But for this equipment that uses the river and its banks, sensitive sites if any, effort landscape integration, environmental, architectural and town planning consents that the Port is justified.

Development of river freight

Strengthen and develop the Paris port network to offer companies tailored port facilities. This objective of the Port fits precisely in the desire of the Government, at the end of the Grenelle Environment Forum, increase of 25% modal share of alternative modes of transport to the road.

Modernization, responsiveness, environmental issues are the key words that characterize the current face of the Paris ports. At the heart of these guidelines, the will of the Port Authority to demonstrate its ability to provide logistical expertise for alternative methods to promote multimodal transport. In this context, the development of capacities, in line with a number of operators involved in combined transport on the increase, is part of a dynamic policy of river transport, popular with more than nine in ten Parisians. A trend that is concretely translated for the Port by massive investment and a sustainable development strategy based on the long term.

Development of passenger and river tourism

The Ile-de-France in 2008 retains its position as one tourist region in the world with over 45 million visitors. The mission of the Port of Paris is to orchestrate a balanced and transparent development by creating suitable equipment (stops, ports fasteners ...) the development of passenger transport.
A network of 34 stops appointed by the Port of Paris and welcomes each year more than 7 million passengers embarking on passenger vessels (or a tourist visiting the capital of 4).

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President's word

Dear (s) Guest ,,

You just moved there, you come to work or you just visiting, Gennevilliers and Tourist Office Tourist Office are happy to welcome you in this Municipality in northern Paris region.

The Tourist Office site allows you to take a virtual tour with 360 ° of our city.

Spreading fields sewers of Paris from the 19th to the 20th century, Gennevilliers has become a modern city, caring and daring.

  • Gennevilliers industrial companies with very high technology,
  • Gennevilliers and its river port that you can visit during a cruise on the Seine,
  • Gennevilliers cultural with its National Theater, its conservatory, libraries, media libraries and artistic creations and plastic spaces,
  • Gennevilliers sport with its nautical center and fitness, its stages rugby, football, athletics, tennis, equestrian center and countless gyms. All these facilities are connected by the green corridor, its recreation parks that cross Gennevilliers.
  • Gennevilliers festive with its parade of floats made by the triennial Gennevillois, led by the House of Cultural Development and all events organized by volunteers from the Tourist Office.

Our website allows you to find other information about hotels, restaurants, calendar of associations and activities.

The Tourist Office, its reception staff, volunteers are at your disposal to meet your needs and assist you in your visit to Gennevilliers.

Enjoy your stay and see you soon.

Enjoy your visit

Christmas Joubert President of VVV