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Paris Canal River cruises on the Canal Saint-Martin and the Seine

€22
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Cruises on the Saint Martin Canal

Cruise departing from La Villette

Cruise departing from La Villette
  • Cruise from Parc de la Villette to the Musée d'Orsay

Boarding: Parc de la Villette, in front of the "Folie des Visites du Parc" - Paris 19th
Departure: 2:30 PM
Cruise Duration: 2 hours and 30 minutes

€22

Cruise departing from the Musée D’Orsay

Cruise departing from the Musée D’Orsay
  • Cruise from the Musée d'Orsay to the Parc de la Villette

Boarding: 12 Port de Solférino, near 23 quai Anatole France - Paris 7th
Departure: 10:00 AM
Cruise Duration: 2 hours and 30 minutes

€22
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What to expect

Paris Canal offers you a stroll through the most beautiful monuments of the Enlightenment era in Paris, as well as the city's hidden gems. During the excursion, a guide will narrate the fascinating history of the Canal Saint-Martin: from the Port de l'Arsenal to the underground vault beneath the Bastille, from the Knights Templar to the Montfaucon Gallows, from the iconic Hôtel du Nord to the influence of the Seventh Art and the Industrial Revolution. You will traverse various neighborhoods, including the trendy 10th arrondissement, until you reach the futuristic Parc de la Villette, home to the Cité des Sciences et de l'Industrie, the Géode, the Philharmonie, and playful activities for both young and old.

Schedule

Cruises on the Saint Martin Canal

Cruise departing from La Villette
Every day: 2:30 pm
Cruise departing from the Musée D’Orsay
Every day: 10:00 am

All our cruises feature commentary in French and English by an onboard tour guide.
Other languages: Commentary cards available on board
Reservation necessary.

Schedule:
9.45am –Departure from the Musée d’Orsay
The tour also runs in reverse, starting from the Parc de La Villette:
2.30pm - Departure from Parc de la Villette

Access to the departure points:
Musée d’Orsay: At number 23 Quay Anatole France, go down the staircase to the pedestrian quay. Our boat is moored at No. 12 at the Port de Solférino. There is an Information Point which is open from April to October, between 9am and 5pm.

Metro Line 12: Solférino station
RER Line C: Musée D’Orsay station
Bus: 24 – 63 – 68 – 69 – 73 – 83 – 84 – 94
Vélib’ (Parisian equivalent of Boris Bikes):

2 stations nearby

**Parc de La Villette **: Park Entrance at 211, Avenue Jean Jaurès. Take the main pathway and pass the Grande Halle de la Villette. Continue in the direction of the Canal de l’Ourcq. The boat is moored behind the restaurant `My Boat’.

Metro line 5: Porte de Pantin station
Tramway T3bis: Porte de Pantin stop
Bus : 75 – 151
Vélib’ – 2 stations nearby

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Map

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Address
Paris Canal, Galerie de l'Ourcq
75019 Paris
Public transportation
(M)
5Porte de Pantin
7Corentin-Cariou

Common questions

How to visit the Canal Saint-Martin?

The best way to visit the Canal Saint-Martin is by boat. Paris Canal company offers daily departures from the Musée d'Orsay or the Parc de la Villette.

What to do around the Canal Saint-Martin?

The Canal Saint-Martin runs through Paris, so it's like answering the question of what to do in Paris! However, we can answer the question of what to do around the mouth of the Canal Saint-Martin! On the side of Parc de la Villette, you have... the Parc de la Villette, with its gardens, parks, and the Cité des Sciences et de l'Industrie. On the Paris side, you have Bastille, the Seine, and the museums and monuments of Paris.

Where does the Canal Saint-Martin start?

The Canal Saint-Martin starts in the 11th arrondissement at Port de l'Arsenal in the Bastille district and ends in the Bassin de la Villette in the 10th arrondissement of Paris.

How much does a cruise on the Canal Saint-Martin cost?

Paris Canal offers a cruise for 22 euros for adults (26 to 59 years old), 14 euros for children aged 4 to 14. The Paris Canal cruise is free for babies (0-3 years old). Youth between 15 and 25 years old and seniors (over 60 years old) benefit from a reduced rate of 19 euros.

How long does a cruise on the Canal Saint-Martin last?

The Paris Canal cruise lasts approximately 2 hours and 30 minutes.

Where to board the Paris Canal boat?

On the Parc de la Villette side, take the entrance located at 211 Avenue Jean Jaurès (Metro Porte de Pantin). Walk along the Grande Halle de la Villette to the wooden carousels. Turn left: you're there!
On the Musée d'Orsay side, boarding is done 200 meters from the museum at 12, Port de Solférino, which is in front of 23 Quai Anatole France.

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