5 Properties for sale in Val-de-Marne, Paris - Île-de-France, France
Val-de-Marne's greatest asset is its river tourism, with 15km of the Seine and 24km of the Marne running through the department. A variety of river ports cater to locals and city visitors, of which the marina at Nogent-sur-Marne is one of the most sizeable, with many colourful restaurants and bars along the river and a museum. In the 19th century, the riverbanks would draw the working classes out of Paris to enjoy the cheap wine produced here (known as guinget) and the local music halls were termed guingettes after the popular tipple. While many of these have disappeared, you can still visit Chez Gégène in Joinville-le-Pont which has remained open since the 1900s. The neighbourhood is popular with families due to its good schools, open space and village-style neighbourhoods.
Access from UK
By air: Paris Charles de Gaulle and Orly
By train: Eurostar to Paris
By road: Paris is 296km from Calais
Average annual temperature: (Paris): 8.9°C/16°C
Average annual rainfall: 637.4mm
Average annual sunshine hours: 1,661.6
Once the property of the Bishop of Paris, the Bois de Vincennes is a 995-hectare park with lakes, children's farm, zoological park, racecourse and theatres. Another unmissable attraction is the Museum of Contemporary Art, one of Paris's newest museums with more than a thousand works in an astounding modern space. City dwellers after the good life benefit from little hidden gems such as the 2,000 allotments in Champigny and the very first rose garden in the world: the Roseraie du Val-de-Marne.