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Seine River Cruise and Paris Canals Tour

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This Paris cruise takes you on the Seine River, as well as the lesser visited Canal Saint-Martin. Cover more of the city in less time and take the stress out of your sightseeing when you see Paris by boat. See top attractions, including Île Saint-Louis and the Louvre, at a time that suits you. Cruise along Napoleon’s 19th-century canals—going under bridges and through locks—with live on-board commentary for historical context.
  • 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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Important Information
Departure Point
Quai Anatole France, 75007 Paris, France La Villette, 211 Avenue Jean Jaurès, 75019 Paris, France
2h 30m
Return Details
La Villette, 211 Avenue Jean Jaurès, 75019 Paris, France Quai Anatole France, 75007 Paris, France
  • Cruise
  • Live onboard commentary
  • Entry/Admission - Canal Saint-Martin
  • Entry/Admission - Seine River
  • Entry/Admission - Bassin de la Villette
  • 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 cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled 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 travellers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
About the operator
By: Paris Canal
Arthur Y
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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Shoreview, Minnesota
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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Worksop, United Kingdom
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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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
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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Lenka Ž
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
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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Island of Malta, Malta
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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Robin A
Pacific Grove, California
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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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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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Key Details
  • Musee d'Orsay, Place de la Bastille, and 11 more
  • Duration: 2h 30m
  • Mobile Ticket Accepted
  • Free Cancellation up to 24 hours in advance
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  • Languages Offered: English, French
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