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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.
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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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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What is included in activity

• River Seine Cruise
• Commentary in French and English

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
Rachelle C.
Decided to try a different type of Paris cruise and chose one leaving from Parc de Villette down the canal, into the Seine around the Bastille and finishing at Musée D’Orsay. Going through the numerous locks and underground tunnel was very interesting. The scenery in the Seine always a treat. The boat commentator was knowledgeable and shared some fun stories.
3 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.
5 days ago
Émile A.
Been to Paris numerous times, didn't even know they had these canals . . now I know why they tried the Panama Canal now. Really interesting but very slow . . due to the multi-double locks and single locks and the long final tunnel before the River Seine.
11 days 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.
11 days ago
Constantin B.
For me it was a very interesting boat trip on the canal. The 2.5 hours were probably a bit long for my children... We couldn't follow the French and English stories of the gentleman on the boat - we hardly speak French and his English was incomprehensible. But I still think it's nice to finally have made this trip on the Canal Saint Martin!
12 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.
12 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!
13 days ago
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.
14 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.
26 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.
about 1 month ago
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