p. 144 I re-visited La Porte de Bourgogne restaurant in July 2020. It has changed hands but the food and prices are still reasonable and it is very popular. I advise you to book if you want a table outside on a sunny weekend. Understandably slow service, friendly overworked staff. Open daily except on Mondays. The new tel no is 01 64 22 96 26.
The Auberge de la Terrasse has closed down.
The islands of Créteil
p. 217 From the métro station at Créteil-Université take exit no. 2 on the left for the Route de Choisy, then the right-hand path marked by a red and white GR sign. When the path forks, take the left hand fork and continue along the main road slightly uphill on the left, the Rue des Mèches (D86) until you come to a café-tabac, L’Interlude (open on Sunday). Cross the road here at the pedestrian crossing and continue uphill, past the Parc Dupeyroux.
p. 219 It is now possible to reach the RER station at St Maur-Créteil by continuing under the busy Pont de Créteil instead of crossing it. The tramp encampment at the tip of the Ile de Brise Pain has been replaced by a tiny park and residents’ allotments. This alternative walk is under 2 km and largely traffic-free.
Follow the Chemin de Halage to the steps up to the bridge, turn right and continue along the bridge without crossing it until you see a restaurant called Le Plaisir du Portugal. Turn right into the Allée Centrale just after the restaurant and follow it to the first turning on your left, Rue de l’Ecluse. Follow this road right round, with a view of an impressive dam across the Marne on your right, and then under the bridge on your left. This side of the Ile de Brise Pain feels quite different from the Ile Sainte Catherine, semi-wild, with no houses at all and only a few fishermen along the Marne. Take the footpath straight ahead beside the Marne and follow it right round to the tip of the island, from where you have a view of the footbridge across the Marne to which you are heading. Continue round the island to the left, past a tiny park and more allotments, until you reach a path on your right. It leads past a small weir to a little footbridge over the Bras du Chapitre and onto the main road, the Rue du Port.
Champs sur Marne
The footpath along the river near the Menier buildings now has a temporary fence beside it, following flooding in 2017. It has gaps allowing access to the main park but access from the Chemin de la Rivière to the riverside footpath is now barred. However, I found it quite easy to climb over the footbridge leading to the Cathédrale on the island and jump down on the other side.