Paris: Seine River and Canal Saint-Martin Cruise

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Enjoy a lovely cruise on the Canal Saint-Martin and Seine River. Pass under the Bastille vaults to discover the romantic side of Paris as you cruise from the Musée d’Orsay to the Parc de la Villette.

Highlights

  • Cruise along the Seine River and the Canal St-Martin
  • Discover a secret side of the Paris waterways
  • Soak up a romantic atmosphere as you cruise by chestnut trees and lovely pedestrian bridges
  • Go past the sites of the old gibbet and Dead Lock
  • See the Notre Dame Cathedral, Tuileries Garden, and Pont des Arts from the water

Description

Embark on a romantic cruise close to the Musée d’Orsay on the River Seine. Marvel at the Tuileries Garden, Musée du Louvre, Notre-Dame Cathedral, and more. You will admire the scenic panoramic views before continuing to the entrance to the Canal Saint-Martin, where Bastille Square towers above you. Enter a 1.24-mile tunnel, lit by perforations that let in the light of day, and soak up the magic and beauty of a subterranean world. Once you emerge from the tunnel, you will discover the magical Canal Saint Martin, a surprising aquatic path surrounded by a romantic footbridge and bordered by chestnut trees and fishermen. Near the Temple, admire Frederic Lemaître’s bust, the Recollets Lock, and the Hotel du Nord. Keep your ears pricked for the murmuring ghost of François Villon as you approach the Dead Lock, where the Montfaucon gibbet used to stand. The boat passes Bassin de la Villette and the arcing footbridge of rue de Crimée before reaching the Parc de la Villette, where you can admire the Cité des Sciences and Music Museum along with the magnificent themed gardens.  

Includes

2.5-hour cruise on the canal St Martin and the Seine River French and English commentary

Important Information

  • The cruise will take place rain or shine
  • Daily cruises from May to August and subject to availability outside these dates
  • Groups of more than 40 people are possible all year round
  • 2 departures possible: 10 am or 3 pm

Easy cancellation

Cancel up to 24 hours in advance for a full refund

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