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Val-de-Marne tourist informationwhere to go - what to see - what to do
The Val-de-Marne sits at the confluence of the Seine and Marne rivers to the southeast of Paris. It is a landscape of plains, plateaus and forests.
In the 19th century, the banks of the Marne would draw the working classes out of Paris to enjoy the cheap wine produced here (called guinget). A guingette became known as a mini music hall/restaurant.
Although many of the establishments went out of fashion, Chez Gegene has remained open since the 1900's. It is found on the quai de Polangis at Joinville-le-Pont. This is a good spot to hire canoes or pedaloes.
Champigny-sur-Marne is also worth a visit for its ancient church of St-Saturnin, its many streets with revolutionary names and its Musee de la Resistance National.
- Gentilly - the birthplace of Robert Doisneau and home to an expo on the history of photography.
- Sucy-en-Brie - visit museum full of objects and artisanal gems that evoke everyday 19th century life in the Val-de-Marne.
- Historic Chateau de Vincennes - sought after for its rich forestland this chateau has been home to many monarchs.
- Champigny-sur-Marne - the Musee de la Resistance Nationale combines high-tech design and facilities with themes such as the role of the communists and the Front Nationale.