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Seine River Cruise and Paris Canals Tour

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Cruise the waters of the River Seine before enjoying a unique view of old Paris from the Canal Saint Martin. See many of the major attractions of Paris from the water including Notre Dame and The Louvre. Pass through tunnels, locks and under bridges as you cruise through some of the Parisian neighborhoods less popular with tourists and explore the city from the water. Choose a morning or afternoon departure to best fit your schedule.
For Christmas Holidays, we offer the breakfast the morning, and a snack on the afternoon. Children will enjoy make up activities the afternoon ! It is a special offer ! Book Now !
Highlights
  • Admire top Paris attractions including the Louvre from the Seine River
  • Experience the bridges, tunnels, and locks of Canal Saint-Martin
  • Live on-board commentary from your guide
  • Convenient meeting point at Musée d'Orsay or Villette Basin
What to Expect
Hop aboard your sightseeing boat near the Musée d'Orsay or Villette Basin (depending on departure time selected). Then, take a seat on the outdoor viewing deck or inside the cabin as you begin your cruise. With informative, live on-board commentary, admire top Paris attractions including Île Saint-Louis, the Louvre, Musée d'Orsay, and the Notre Dame Cathedral. From your vantage point on the water, enjoy clearer views than from the city streets. Next, cruise onward along the Saint Martin Canal and explore narrow waterways constructed by Napoleon in the early 19th century. Pass through a dimly lit tunnel beneath the Place de la Bastille to horse chestnut tree-lined stretches of water, and see sides of the French capital many visitors miss. When your canal cruise comes to an end, alight back at the Musée d'Orsay or Villette Basin to conclude your tour.
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Departure Point
1: Quai Anatole France, 75007 Paris, France
2: La Villette, 211 Avenue Jean Jaurès, 75019 Paris, France
Duration
2h 30m
Return Details
1: La Villette, 211 Avenue Jean Jaurès, 75019 Paris, France
2: Quai Anatole France, 75007 Paris, France
Inclusions
  • Cruise
  • Live onboard commentary
  • Entry/Admission - Canal Saint-Martin
  • Entry/Admission - Seine River
  • Entry/Admission - Bassin de la Villette
Exclusions
  • Gratuities
  • Hotel pickup and drop off
  • Food and drinks, unless specified
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 90 travelers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Experienced the operation of the lochs on the canals, see Paris street culture and travel under the Bastille. The guide was very informative and gave a French and English commentary. A very relaxing afternoon and lots to see around the canal basin.
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The tour was everything we expected. We did not know about the canal before. Since it is a one way trip we used the tour as an alternative to riding the Metro. We happened to be in Paris during the transportation strike so we planned accordingly. Our guide took great pains to
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This 150 minute cruise is one to avoid if you do not speak French. Being part of a group of 6 we joined for a view of the Seine and Canal with interesting commentary however the trip consisted of 90% of the commentary in French and 9 locks which took more time to manoeuvre than
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We arrived early for cruise, but it turned out it leaves from two different locations. By the time we realized what we had done, the cruise was supposed to leave in 5 minutes and we were 1/2 hour away by car. Very disappointed. We tried calling to find out correct location,
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I really enjoyed the afternoon we spent on the boat. Travelling downhill (27m drop over 4.5 kms of waterways), through many locks until we reached the Seine - it was a day spent in Paris unlike any other. Our guide made the tour all the more interesting.
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769arthury
61
An excellent way to spend an afternoon
Experienced the operation of the lochs on the canals, see Paris street culture and travel under the Bastille. The
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heatherleas
Shoreview, Minnesota
132
A different way to see Paris
The tour was everything we expected. We did not know about the canal before. Since it is a one way trip we used
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AndStew
Worksop, United Kingdom
120
Nightmare on the river
This 150 minute cruise is one to avoid if you do not speak French. Being part of a group of 6 we joined for a view
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gudrun870
10
Mal etwas anderes
we had a very nice trip on a cold day! It was very interesting to listen the famous guide on the boat.
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Hilary P
Pinecrest, Florida
135
Missed it.....
We arrived early for cruise, but it turned out it leaves from two different locations. By the time we realized
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645lenka_
Tábor, Jihocesky Kraj, Czech Republic
175
Super experience
Paris in another view, beautiful, funny. Guide was perfect, possibility to drink wine while you look around.
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Livia T
30
Too long not enough commentary
It’s a long trip in cold damp weather and we needed more and better commentary and history. The poor quality of
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MCikka
Island of Malta, Malta
33
It was very nice
The cruise was very interested but we would have appreciated if there was coffee service while on cruise. Thanks
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RobinA_13
Paris, France
8521
Another way to view the Seine
I was happy to discover that we could explore another way to enjoy a Paris boat ride. Leaving from Parc du
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Biz957
Minneapolis, Minnesota
3412
Quite boring
We don’t recommend this trip. It seemed like a long 2 1/2 hours. There were two overall problems. First, the
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rkava6
Tampa, Florida
10
Paris Canal
The tour was outstanding! Unlike any other river tour that simply runs up and down the Seine River in town. This
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Susie W
10
A wonderful way of seeing Paris from a different perspective
I really enjoyed the afternoon we spent on the boat. Travelling downhill (27m drop over 4.5 kms of waterways),
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lottehuus
20
Very exiting boattrip in Paris
A very exiting boattrip which exeeded all expectations. The reason it only get four "stars" is that it was very
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BobK1715
Gainesville, Florida
50
Absolutely the best!
What a wonderful way to spend 2&1/2 hours in Paris. Our outstanding guide was Bruno who explained the locks and
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Explorer111400
32
Really interesting and different
Although I've done this before it's a great way to discover Paris off the beaten track- going through
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