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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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Canal Saint-Martin
Seine River
Bassin de la Villette
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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
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Reviewed 3 days ago
Intriguing, delightful Paris environs canal cruise

We did the 2.5 hr St Martin Canal tour ending on the Seine and booked through the company's website from Australia. All the boarding directions were clear and we had no trouble finding the boat at the dock. What a beautiful excursion! Travelling along the...More

1  Thank Inspire796144
Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Lovely, relaxing and informative

Commentary in both English and French. Friendly and helpful staff. 2.5 hours long. You get to see another side of Paris. I found the experience enjoyable and relaxing.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Not what we were looking for

We booked this tour on Viator and were interested in seeing sites other the key ones along the Seine River which is why we booked the option with the canals. In all honesty, the only cool part of this tour was what we saw along...More

3  Thank mike28j
Reviewed 8 August 2018
Great way to see parts of Paris that you'd never experience

From what I see on Trip Advisor, most people loved the excursion but they did not like the slow pace. Well its up to the traveller. If you want a fast moving boat, stick to the main riverways, if you enjoy more of a "stroll"...More

3  Thank Beverly C
Reviewed 22 July 2018
A different view of Paris

Despite the wait for our trip to start I would recommend this tour as a different way of seeing Paris. The bulk of the tour is in the canals. if you don"t mind waiting for the locks to fill and empty and have the time...More

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Response from bagdad-by-the-bay | Reviewed this property |
About 3 hours. I would be weather-wise, bring a map of the area you end up in and roll with it!
26 April 2018|
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Response from bagdad-by-the-bay | Reviewed this property |
You can come to the pier directly but it’s probably booked. Vous pouvez venir directement au quai mais les voyages sont souvent complets.
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