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Seine River Cruise and Paris Canals Tour

Highlights
  • 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
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Seine River Cruise and Paris Canals Tour
From US$23.15
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2:30pm La Villette DepartureMost Popular
2:30pm departure from Parc de la Villette arriving at Port de Solférino at 5pm.
US$25.46
9:45am Orsay Museum Departure
09:45am departure from Pont de Solférino arriving at Parc de la Villette at 12:15pm.
US$25.46
2:25pm Orsay Museum Departure
2:25pm departure from Pont de Solférino arriving at Parc de la Villette at 5pm.
US$25.46
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Overview
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 1 week ago
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

Thank Beverly C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago
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

Thank Jenny D
Reviewed 19 June 2018
Beautiful River ride

The River Cruise on the Seine was so beautiful. Gave you an extensive look at the lay of the city. Peaceful and romantic

Thank jkmiller2014
Reviewed 4 June 2018 via mobile
Save your time and money

Unless you like spending over 2 hours on a dirty canal, with no sights, this tour is not for you. The last 15 minutes on the Seine are ok, but not worth the over 2 1/2 hour trip.More

4  Thank Matt Q
Paris C, Responsable relations clients at Paris Canal, responded to this reviewResponded 7 June 2018

Dear Matt Q, Thank you for sharing your experience ! Apparently this experience was not as good for you... You are right, we spend 2 hours on the Canal St Martin and 30 minutes on the Seine. On the Canal you did not see the...More

Reviewed 4 June 2018 via mobile
A lot of canal time

The tour was just ok. Two hours of it is the canals and the last 10 min are the sights of the Seine.More

2  Thank Mary Alison Q
Paris C, Responsable relations clients at Paris Canal, responded to this reviewResponded 7 June 2018

Good afternoon Mrs Mary Alison Q, Thank you for your comment. Yes, we spend 2 hours on the Canal and 30 minutes on the Seine (not 10 minutes). It seems that the tour was not as you expected...but you don't give many details ... It...More

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Jazmine N
25 July 2018|
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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!
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hazelhillier
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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