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Bastille / Oberkampf
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Address: 50 boulevard de la Bastille, 75012 Paris, France
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+33 1 42 39 15 00
09:15 - 18:00
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Canauxrama offers cruises on the canals of Paris, the Seine and the Marne....

Canauxrama offers cruises on the canals of Paris, the Seine and the Marne. Sail on the Saint-Martin Canal and discover the Paris of Parisians passing under the Bastill's vault, four double locks, two swing bridges and the centenary Lift Bridge of Crimea to go to the "Parc de la Villette". For one day cruise, discover the smallest navigable of France canal: The Ourcq, with a unique entertainment: a horse will draw the boat. Or go on the Seine river that inspoired impressionists to Chatou near "la Maison Fournaise" or on the Marne River and its famous Guinguettes!

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2.5-Hour Cruise on the Canal Saint-Martin
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Relaxing canal trip through Paris

We enjoyed this trip on the St Martin canal. Point to note: the trip is one way. We travelled from Parc de Villette in the north of the city to the marina near Place de la... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 October 2016
Cork, Ireland

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 November 2016 via mobile

Wonderful cruise in the heart of Paris ...far from the museums( windows of Paris) but close to Parisian way of life ....so romantic if you are just married ,so interesting if you like history .the crew and his guide are very professional . What a wonderful day even if you live in Paris you discover your town in the other... More 

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Portland, ME
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 November 2016

We stayed near Canal St. Martin and took a Canauxrama guided boat tour of the canal, from bassin de Villette to Port de l'Arsenal, lasting 2.5 hours. The tour guide was fluent in French and English, and provided a fascinating history of this early 19th century canal, built by Napolean to provide fresh water to Paris. The canal goes underground... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 November 2016

We took an evening cruise that went through canal locks and onto the Seine River. It was a unique twist to take the locks, and it didn't take all that long to get through. There was live commentary in French and English from a cheerful host that had a good sense of humor. The boat offered a bar that sold... More 

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Gurugram (Gurgaon), India
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016

The cruise was beautiful especially so because of our guide Robin. He gave timely updates about the upcoming monuments, had a great sense of humour and a very good taste in music.

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Cork, Ireland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 October 2016

We enjoyed this trip on the St Martin canal. Point to note: the trip is one way. We travelled from Parc de Villette in the north of the city to the marina near Place de la Bastille. You can also go in the opposite direction. The trip is 2.5 hours long and goes through 4 double locks. In fact a... More 

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Santa Cruz, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2016

My Parisian friends recommended this "off the beaten track" boat trip up the Canal Saint-Martin. I bought my ticket online in advance, but still had to wait in line at the kiosk to pick up my ticket before I could board the boat (which is why I am ding-ing them). I rode up -from Bastille to Parc de la Villette.... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 October 2016

A very enjoyable ride on the canal, a lovely way to see Paris, and interesting commentary about the sites' history. There are explanations in English on most trips, but not all. We travelled from Le Bassin de La Villette to La Bastille. There are important things to know to be well prepared (not like us!): we had not checked the... More 

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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 September 2016 via mobile

We booked tickets on line and paid, we never received an email confirmation after our payment was deducted from our credit card. We were denied access to the site and ticket office until 30' before departure at which point there was a huge line for tickets and massive queues everywhere. We bought tickets first and were last to board. Complete... More 

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Toronto, Ontario, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 September 2016

We took this cruise of the Canal St Martin on a sunny Saturday morning. The guide, Robin, was excellent: funny, lively, with a charming French accent. The cruise starts in a tunnel that many Parisians don't even know about. Fascinating! After the tunnel, there are 8 locks to sit through but they're actually pretty fun and Robin provides lots of... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 September 2016

I would strongly recommend these trips to anyone. There are a number of itineries to choose from. We have done most of them over the years and all were great, but on this visit to Paris we had a day trip on the Ourq canal which goes out to the countryside surrounding Paris and part of the trip our boat... More 

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Bastille and Oberkampf are lively parts of town made for entertainment. During the day rows of unassuming bars welcome customers for a bite or a drink, but it’s at night this area really comes to life. Students and young professionals fill the busy bars around Bastille and Oberkampf. At Place de la Bastille, crowds flock to the Opéra Bastille in the evening and groups wait for coveted tickets during the day. Towards Republique, skateboarders practice their tricks while others chill out at the square. If you’re looking for late-night revelry, this is your neighbourhood.
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