Seine River Cruise and Paris Canals Tour
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- Led by a local guide
- Travel by boat and see the sights from the water
Your River Seine cruise begins near the Musée 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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2:30pm departure from Parc de la Villette arriving at Pont de Solférino at 5pm.
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09:45am departure from Pont de Solférino arriving at Parc de la Villette at 12:15pm.
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Paris Canals and Seine River Cruise
- Live onboard commentary
- Gratuities (optional)
- Hotel pickup and drop off
- Food and drinks, unless specified
- Confirmation will be received at time of booking
- Not wheelchair accessible
If you cancel between 3 and 6 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is a 50 percent cancellation fee.
If you cancel within 2 day(s) of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.
Reviewed by: Henk O, July 2016
We really enjoyed this tour as it allows you to see the Paris behind the scenes touring the historic canal and its 9 locks was the highlight of the day through the locks you drop a total of 27 meters 90 feet in elevation until you reach the Seine river. The canal banks are hang-outs for the locals and they provided some additional entertainment for the tourists on the boat. The tour guide speaks both French and English.
Reviewed by: Janet P, June 2016
An excellent few hours on the canal and river. Informative, friendly and interesting. Highly reccommended.