A place to unwind, and chase our stunning carp.


Priding itself on its hospitality, Chef de Ville is a beautiful 27-acre lake, totally tree-lined on the far bank and one of a huge complex of lakes next to the River Marne on the outskirts of Paris, Just a short 3 hour easy drive. There are carp to almost 60lb, and it would be no surprise if a 70 comes out in the near future. A beautiful, stunning, unspoilt piece of real carp fishing, a water for the guests to enjoy, love and return to time and time again, the water is truly amazing and will not disappoint the real carp anglers out there. Check out our feedback on Facebook and the website, cast your eyes over the fish that have graced the banks, look at the work we have done, and I’m sure you will agree we are absolutely focused on providing the best carp fishing experience possible, and only three hours from Calais. This water is very special, tranquil, with stunning fish and with top notch facilities – a holiday that you won’t want to end.

Our modern facilites await you with clean and well maintained showering and toilet facilities, we have a kitchen on site where the bailiff prepares your meals along with a well stocked tackle shop selling everything you may need for your stay. 

We cater for both drive and survive anglers or all inclusive along with excellent food packages with pickups from a secure car parking facility in Dover. Chef has some of the most stunning carp you will ever catch in France, but don’t take my word for it – check out the gallery photos for yourselves. The current stock consists of approximately 400 carp ranging from 19lb-60lb-plus. 

Fishing on Chef is in most circumstances only from one bank (river side) however, this perfectly suits the shape of the lake which is 900 yards long and 160 yards wide down to 30 yards wide, depths vary from 20 feet down to 4 feet with many underwater features such as bars, silt beds, sand and gravel areas. The far bank which is lined with overhanging trees is an obvious feature, in fact the whole lake is surrounded by wooded areas, fishing on Chef de Ville is like being on a beautiful old English estate lake, the only difference being Chef has some of the most stunning Carp to 60lb! What more could one ask for…!

Rowing boats can be provided for anglers at a small charge for the week should you require them and bait boats will be allowed making easy access to the far margins.

Our Chef Specials semi preserved bait range will be available on site if required as well as toilet and shower facilities. A full-time bailiff will be on hand to assist and guide you throughout your stay with us at Chef de Ville.