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Seine River Cruise and Paris Canals Tour

  • 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
Seine River Cruise and Paris Canals Tour
From US$23.60
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10:15am La Villette Departure
10:15am departure from Parc de la Villette arriving at Port de Solférino at 12:45pm.
From US$23.63
9:45am Orsay Museum Departure
09:45am departure from Pont de Solférino arriving at Parc de la Villette at 12:15pm.
From US$25.99
2:25pm Orsay Museum Departure
2:25pm departure from Pont de Solférino arriving at Parc de la Villette at 5pm.
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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.
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 spires of 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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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile
Save your time and money

Unless you like spending over 2 hours on a dirty canal, with no sights, this tour is not for you. The last 15 minutes on the Seine are ok, but not worth the over 2 1/2 hour trip.More

1  Thank Matt Q
Paris C, Responsable relations clients at Paris Canal, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear Matt Q, Thank you for sharing your experience ! Apparently this experience was not as good for you... You are right, we spend 2 hours on the Canal St Martin and 30 minutes on the Seine. On the Canal you did not see the...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile
A lot of canal time

The tour was just ok. Two hours of it is the canals and the last 10 min are the sights of the Seine.More

1  Thank Mary Alison Q
Paris C, Responsable relations clients at Paris Canal, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Good afternoon Mrs Mary Alison Q, Thank you for your comment. Yes, we spend 2 hours on the Canal and 30 minutes on the Seine (not 10 minutes). It seems that the tour was not as you expected...but you don't give many details ... It...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Nice guided tour of the canals, but electric boat would be nicer

We took a cruise down the Canal St. Martin (from the Musée d'Orsay to La Villette). The first mate was very kind to our 2 year old daughter and the explanations in French and English were very clear (I speak French moderately well, so I...More

Thank NDillinger
Reviewed 2 May 2018 via mobile
Sightseeing Trip

Regrettably the weather was against us and the boat really didn't have provision for such a cold day, my wife and I were freezing. Trip lasted too long. The river section of trip was interesting and staff did English and French commentary. The canal section...More

Thank Roderick C
Reviewed 29 April 2018
More than expected, unique scenery - Make sure you know how to get back

We wanted to go on a Seine river cruise and picked this on out of the Trip Advisor hat. If you book through TA it actually gets booked through Viator and you cannot specify a senior rate so we paid 22 Euro each. This trip...More

Thank fsdukejr
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26 April 2018|
Response from bagdad-by-the-bay | Reviewed this property |
You should book online although you can call. However, they tend to fill up with advance reservations.
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