Paris Canal


The cruise allows you to enjoy great views of Paris’ most famous monuments, and other hidden gems of the city.
During the trip, a tour guide will explain the fascinating history of the Saint Martin Canal and its many sights and stories: the port de l’Arsenal, the underground vaults under the Bastille, the Templiers, the Gibet de Montfaucon, the Hotel du Nord, the Seventh Art Hotel, the Industrial Revolution… the list goes on!
You’ll pass through many diverse areas of Paris, including the trendy 10th arrondissement, towards the almost futuristic Parc de la Villette, home to the Cité des Sciences, the Géode, the Philharmonie and plenty of entertainment for adults and children alike.

Cruises on the Saint Martin Canal

Cruise departing from La Villette

  • Cruise from the Parc de la Villette to the Musée d’Orsay
  • Boarding Point: Parc de la Villette, in front of the "Folie des Visites du Parc" – Paris (19th arrondissement)
  • Departure Time: 2.30pm
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Cruise departing from the Musée D’Orsay


-Cruise from the Musée d’Orsay to the Parc de la Villette
-Boarding point: 12 Port de Solférino, at no. 23 quay Anatole France, Paris (7th arrondissement)
-Departure time: 9.45am

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Cruises on the Saint Martin Canal

Cruise departing from La Villette
Every day: 2:30 pm
Please arrive at the meeting point 15 minutes before.
Duration: 2:30
Cruise departing from the Musée D’Orsay
Every day: 09:45 am
Please arrive at the meeting point 15 minutes before.
Duration: 2:30

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

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


Group quotation

Are you planning an event for a group of more than 10 people?

For a private booking, a meeting or a party with friends, send us your detailed request. An expert from Come to Paris will send you a personal reply within 2 working days.


Paris Canal, Galerie de l'Ourcq
75019 Paris
Public transportation
5Porte de Pantin

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