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Seine River Cruise and Paris Canals Tour

From US$26.20
  • 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$26.20
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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$23.85
9:45am Orsay Museum Departure
09:45am departure from Pont de Solférino arriving at Parc de la Villette at 12:15pm.
From US$26.24
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 3 weeks ago 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 3 weeks ago
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
Reviewed 2 April 2018 via mobile

2/3 of rhe boat trip was in parts of paris that is really uninteresting for tourists and you couldn't even understand the guide since he spoke such horrible english. For the most part you are stuck in locks, you are not even on the river...More

Thank Christoffer A
Paris C, Responsable relations clients at Paris Canal, responded to this reviewResponded 3 April 2018

Good afternoon Dear Christoffer A, Thank you for sharing your experience with Trip Advisor ! You are right our cruise lasts 2.30hrs : 2 hours on the Canal St Martin (with the 9 locks, the Hotel du Nord, the underground vault…) and 30 minutes on...More

Reviewed 25 March 2018 via mobile
It was great!

I took my mom with me for this trip and we both enjoyed it very much. She was surprised at seeing how double lock canals work. I can easily say that this trip was the highest point of my Paris visit.

2  Thank Charlie O
Reviewed 12 February 2018
You get what you put in!

This is the best boat tour of historical Paris. Period. Listen, be active and ask some questions too- you'll have a lot more fun. Bruno knows Paris like the back of his hand and he will go as deep as you want. Sit there &...More

3  Thank bagdad-by-the-bay
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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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