Seine River Cruise and Paris Canals Tour

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  • Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes (approx.)
  • Location: Paris, France
  • Product code: 3001CRUISE
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Cruise the waters of the River Seine before enjoying a unique view of old Paris from the canal Saint Martin. See many of the major attractions of Paris from the water including Notre Dame and The Louvre.

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  • Led by a local guide
  • Travel by boat and see the sights from the water

This two and a half hour cruise on the River Seine and the canal Saint Martin gives a unique view of Paris. You will experience both the grandeur of the Seine and the quiet intimacy of Paris' network of inner-urban canals, created by Napoleon Bonaparte in the early 1800s. Along the way, your informative guide-interpreter will provide illuminating insights into the history of Paris and its canals.

Your River Seine cruise begins near the Musee d'Orsay and sweeps you past a parade of monuments: the Louvre Museum, the Institute of France, the spires of Notre Dame Cathedral and tiny Ile Saint Louis, before arriving at the entrance of the Canal Saint Martin.

The first section of the canal takes you through an eerily lit tunnel which passes under the Place de la Bastille. Emerging from the tunnel you will discover the most romantic "boulevard" in Paris - the Canal Saint Martin's three miles of pure poetry. Reflected in the canal's waters you'll see old swing bridges, half-moon footbridges and the abundant foliage of horse-chestnut trees.

A trip along the Canal Saint Martin reveals a side of Paris that tourists don't usually get to see. The canal winds its way through a series of 19th-century locks and enchanting old areas of Paris until, 26 meters above the Seine, the canal reaches the Villette Basin. Here you will pass the raised Crimea Bridge before arriving at La Villette Park, where the Science Museum, the Geode and enchanting gardens await you.

Note that the morning tour begins near Musée d'Orsay and ends at Bassin de la Villette. In the afternoon the schedule is reversed, beginning at Bassin de la Villette and ending near Musée d'Orsay.


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Seine River Cruise and Paris Canals Tour

Paris Canals and Seine River Cruise

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9:45am DepartureCode: EN0945

9:45am departure from Musee D'Orsay

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2:30pm DepartureCode: EN1430

2:30pm departure from Parc de la Villette.

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Seine River Cruise and Paris Canals Tour

Paris Canals and Seine River Cruise
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Inclusions:
  • Cruise
  • Live onboard commentary
Exclusions:
  • Gratuities (optional)
  • Hotel pickup and drop off
  • Food and drinks, unless specified
Additional Information:
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
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