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Seine River & Canal Saint-Martin Guided Boat Trip

Treat yourself to a magical journey to Paris and enjoy its famed sights on this outstanding cruise of the Seine River and the Canal Saint-Martin. Marvel at the prominent Notre-Dame Cathedral and pass under the Bastille vault. Plunge into the romantic Paris atmosphere while admiring views of the city and its attractions.
Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes
Group size up to 50 persons
Meeting point: Parc de la Villette, 211 Avenue Jean Jaurès, 75019
Children allowed
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What is included in activity
River Seine Cruise
Commentary in French and English

Start your intriguing adventure from Parc de la Villette to the Musée d’Orsay . Take a new look at Paris from the water to discover all the secrets of this amazing city.

The exclusive part of this tour is riding along the Canal Saint-Martin, which will help you discover the unusual corners of Paris. Here, you can always enjoy a calming and special atmosphere.

Pass by the Notre-Dame Cathedral, which is under reconstruction after the fire but has not lost its grandeur and magnificence.

Upon completing your journey, you will see the Musée d’Orsay, which houses one of the world's largest collections of European painting and sculpture.

Important information:

  • French and English commentary is included on the Seine River and Canal Saint-Martin cruises.
  • The cruises run every day from the middle of March to the middle of November.
  • Outside of these dates, cruises are available on request for groups of more than 40 people.
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Adult (Age 26-59)
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Youth (Age 15-25)
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Children (Age 4-14)
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Infant (Age 3 and younger)
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Senior (Age 60+)
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For any payment method you must book a ticket through the booking form below and receive confirmation by e-mail and (or) SMS.
What places you will see

• Eiffel Tower
• Les Invalides
• Musée d'Orsay
• Ile de la Cite
• Notre Dame Cathedral
• Hôtel de Ville
• Louvre Museum
• Place de la Concorde
• Grand Palais

Activity book period
You can book tour up to 6 hours in advance.
Languages in what activity is performed
Directions to meet your guide

Parc de la Villette, 211 Avenue Jean Jaurès, 75019

How long your tour will be
2 hrs 30 min
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Reviews by travellers
4.6 out of 5
1041 reviews
Grégoire O.
It was really interesting to see the canals of Paris as well as the Seine - but it does take a long time to get through 9 locks! the area of Paris where the canal cruise starts was a fantastic bit of Paris to see that you would not do if you just did the Seine river cruise - but it would have been good to have a bit longer on the actual Seine as well.
4 days ago
Peggy C.
No hesitation to recommend this trip. Get to see parts of Paris you do not normally see as a tourist when on the canal. A slow pace - the boat goes through nine locks, eight of them double, which all take a time, but they are an experience, as is the impressive tunnel. Covers many of the main sites on the Seine as well. Our guide (Borris ir similar?) was superb - equal amount of commentary in both French and English even though English speakers very much the minority on our trip. Commentary was interesting and certainly made a difference to the enjoyment of the trip. We were lucky to be sat near the guide at the front of the boat and were able to speak to him direct to ask questions as well. A very relaxing way to spend a morning or afternoon. Also its good to have the 'intermicy' of a smaller boat.
11 days ago
Radegonde L.
what a great afternoon river cruise on the seine & along canal saint-martin! our guide was very nice, easy-going and shared his knowledge of various well-known sights, along with random stuff that only locals know...truly could not have asked for better weather either, a perfect autumn day! absolutely recommend this cruise!
14 days ago
Victoria C.
The weather was challenging (high winds & high water in the Seine) and the captain managed the situation with impressive capability. Our guide also managed to give us very interesting information (in French & English) about what we were seeing, despite the trip being extended by more than an hour by the conditions.
15 days ago
Rebecca A.
Unfortunately the regular boat was out of service and the substitute did not allow everyone to be outside. The guide was good but his English was extremely hard to understand to the point I only understood an occasional word. The trip however really gave a hint at what it was like way back when and today how much the Parisians appreciate the waterway as a place to relax and enjoy the atmosphere.
15 days ago
Ignace T.
Due to the many locks, the journey is tedious, but relaxing. The seating is a joke. The boat was built in Noah's time, since the canal is quite narrow, larger boats cannot pass through. The announcements are live in French and English. ATTENTION, only book in good weather. The interior is stuffy, the vibration of the engine can hardly be endured. In addition, you can only see the wall in the lock. Why were we satisfied despite the boat defects? 2.5 hours for very little money. Beautiful views and a moment of rest. It was worth it.
18 days ago
Claudie M.
The Seine River trip stood out better than any other trip since they started n the old heart of the town of Paris and toured through the original Paris waterway thru water locks and dams.....which u don't get on the other tours. Excellent history and tour!
27 days ago
Godeliève G.
It's a nice boat cruise on an offbeat path. I liked how I had not seen this part of Paris before. It's like a hidden gem. The seine cruises are a dime a dozen and this cruise differentiates itself. I read some of the other reviews and I didn't find the speaker annoying, nor did I find the seats uncomfortable. I agree that you could bring a snack and a drink. The weather I had was perfect +23 and sunny. Bring sunglasses and bring a jacket just in case. You go through 1.5km of underground cavern type area. Very cool. You see lots of different bridges too. As far as improvement on how to make this even better, I do agree with someone else's comment that the last 20minutes on the Seine seems too short. It would have been nicer if this cruise went up the river farther to the statue of liberty and turned around and came back to Orsay. (just because the Canal and Seine are two different worlds). They really complement each other. Do this if you've been to paris B4.
about 1 month ago
Laurine P.
This was delightful. The combination of canal, locks, underground and Seine kept the trip continually interesting. The distance underground was fairly long, but we traveled very quickly thru this section, so it wasn't a large percentage of the trip time. Also, I was concerned that we would be dripped on while in the underground section, especially as it was raining a bit at that point, but the open air access points didn't drip. We felt a bit of rain there, but no questionable dripping.
about 1 month ago
Solène M.
Otherwise a relaxed ride with 8 lock passages (6 times double lock) there was simple seating (normal chairs without upholstery) available, the commentary was in French and English, but so extensive and azs rambling that it was boring even for the French. A change from the pure Seine tour. For the price it was ok. Oh yes, but unfortunately there were no more drinks for half of the journey. Not good in the sunny temperatures.
about 1 month ago
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