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Seine River Cruise on Canal Saint Martin

  • When does it run?
    20 Mar - 31 Oct: Daily
    1 Nov - 15 Dec: Saturday & Sunday
  • Start time
    9:45am: From Musée d’Orsay at the Port de Solférino.
    or
    2:30pm: From Parc de la Villette.
  • Duration
    2.5 hours
Inclusions
  • Commentary in English & French by live guide
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Key Highlights

  • Enjoy a relaxed 2.5 hour cruise along the River Seine and the Canal Saint Martin
  • Get a different view of Paris away from the major Paris attractions
  • Sail along the Canal Saint Martin and see charming footbridges and a series of locks
  • Cross the Port of the Arsenal (Bastille) which links the River Seine to Canal Saint Martin
  • See Paris’ lesser known attractions like the Templar’s and Hotel du Nord
  • The live guide will share interesting facts and stories during the cruise
  • Both printed or smartphone vouchers accepted

Overview

Enjoy a leisurely cruise along the River Seine and take in the beauty of the Canal Saint-Martin. This cruise takes you away from the touristy sites in the city and shows you the lesser-known attractions in Paris.

Cruise down the beautiful River Seine and sail along with the picturesque Canal Saint-Martin, past a series of locks and bridges. Enjoy the relaxing cruise as you pass under the charming footbridges bordered by chestnut trees. The bilingual live guide will narrate to you the fascinating history of Paris. Your cruise will also travel through a 2km underground tunnel before working its way to the locks.

The Canal Saint-Martin is a pleasant residential area with graffiti-laden buildings, café and local shops. Admire the beauty that surrounds your boat while you cross the eerily-lit tunnel under the Bastille - Port of the Arsenal, the Templar’s, the Gibbet of Montfaucon and the famous Hotel du Nord.

You will see the other side of the city from the river as you sail including the basin that links the River Seine to Canal Saint-Martin.

About the Supplier: Paris Canal has been operating for the past 40 years and offers sightseeing cruises, diner cruises, lunch cruises on the Seine, the Marne and their most famous route in the Canal St Martin.

Activity Schedule

  • When does it run?

    20 Mar - 31 Oct: Daily
    1 Nov - 15 Dec: Saturday & Sunday

  • Duration

    2.5 hours

  • Start time

    9:45am: From Musée d’Orsay at the Port de Solférino.
    or
    2:30pm: From Parc de la Villette.

  • Meeting Point

    You can board the cruise from either of the boarding points:

    • Musee d’Orsay: Make your way to the level of the 23 quai Anatole France. get down to the pedestrian Port de Solférino. The boat is moored at the N°12.
      The information corner is open from April to October from 9am to 5pm
      Underground line 12: Station Solférino
      RER Line C: Station Musée d’Orsay
      Bus: 24 - 63 - 68 - 69 - 73 - 83 - 84 - 94
    • Parc de La Villette: Make your way to the entrance 211, avenue Jean Jaurès. Take the main path, overtake the Grande Halle de La Villette. Keep walking straight until you reach Canal de l’Ourcq. The boat is moored just behind the restaurant “My Boat”.
      Underground line 5: Station Porte de Pantin
      Tramway: Stop Porte de Pantin
      Bus: 75 - 151

  • Ending Point

    From Port de Solférino (Musée d’Orsay): Parc de La Villette
    From Parc de La Villette: Port de Solférino (Musée d’Orsay)

Inclusions & Exclusions

  • Commentary in English & French by live guide
  • Meals & drinks

Please note

So there’s no last-minute rush please arrive at the start point 15 minutes early.

Voucher information: No need to print! You can show your voucher on your smartphone or other devices. (But if you’d rather print a copy – that’s fine too!)

Customer Reviews

  • Fabulous!
    Debbie Littlefair, Australia 11/01/2017
  • Ann Jackson, United Kingdom 09/18/2017
  • Very Interesting & Unusual Tour- Highly Recommend
    Nadia Sayadiants-Lebedeva, United States 06/28/2017
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