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Company history

Founded in 1983, Canauxrama was the first Parisian cruise operator to offer original cruises, first on the Ourcq canal, then gradually on the Saint Martin canal, the Marne (country of guinguettes) and the Seine.

During the 90s, its fleet of boats grew and grew, with the construction of new units that were ever more spacious and comfortable, suitable for all cruise formats and all types of clientele.

1995 was a turning point, with the arrival of the Alliance, soon completed by the Henri IV, both equipped with professional kitchens, to allow the organization of private events: weddings, birthdays, seminars, cocktails...,

At the same time, the success of cruises on the Canal St Martin has enabled the design and construction of a new boat perfectly suited for cruises on the Canal St Martin and private events: the Marcel Carné, completely renovated in 2018. Thus, since 1996, Arletty and Marcel Carné have crossed paths daily on the Canal Saint Martin, passing in front of the Hôtel du Nord...

Canauxrama experienced a strong development of its activity during the first decade of the new millennium, and in 2013 it will join another river entity based in Paris: the Compagnie des Vedettes du Pont Neuf. The newly formed division reinforces the naturally complementary offer of the two reference operators,

In 2016, and to continue this dynamic, Vedettes du Pont Neuf and Canauxrama joined the France Tourisme group, one of the leaders among Parisian incoming agencies, renowned excursionist. Major fleet modernization projects then began, to accommodate our passengers in greater comfort, while minimizing the environmental impact of our fleet: complete refit of the Marcel Carné, replacement of the engines of 3 units in our fleet, start of construction of the first 100% electric boat, brought up to new European standards...

Resolutely turned towards the future, Canauxrama, recognized specialist in unusual cruises and private cruises in Paris, is preparing with the Vedettes du Pont Neuf company and France Tourisme the electrification of its entire fleet with a view to the Olympic Games and Paris 2024 Paralympics, starting with the Rocca II, a historic launch dating from 1963, the first of our units to open a new chapter in the long history of the Ile-de-France river trips that we offer.

Global warming caused by greenhouse gas emissions can only be curbed by the implementation of virtuous and ecological transport. The electrification of transport is a long-term solution to curb damage to the environment. This is why, in order to be in line with the new projects on the Seine and to meet the expectations of its customers as well as the ecological challenges of the years to come, we have launched a vast project to modernize the entire our fleet of cruise boats in the Seine. The first boat to benefit from this modernization will be the Rocca II, a 1963 boat, which will thus be completely renovated and which will benefit from 100% electric propulsion.

Presentation of our fleet

Henri IV is a boat with contemporary, slender lines in the spirit of yachting.
It features a large upper deck and a generous saloon with large side windows guaranteeing beautiful views over Paris. The interior and exterior spaces are totally modular in their layout, giving you plenty of flexibility to design your event.
Henri IV is a resolutely modern boat, equipped with reversible air conditioning for maximum comfort.

Depending on its layout, Henri IV can accommodate
  • 80 people for cocktails
  • 88 people for seated meals
  • 43 people at a central table
  • 80 people for a seminar
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Gavroche is a boat with a terrace at the front and a fully glazed room with a vintage look. You're sure to fall in love!
The interior, with its solid merbau marine parquet flooring, is still very light thanks to its large side windows and two doors at the front leading to the terrace, which is an extension of the saloon. The generous size of the terrace allows passengers to enjoy moments in the open air, with the beauty of Paris as their backdrop.
Gavroche is a boat on a human scale, and its interior and exterior spaces are entirely modular in their layout, giving you plenty of flexibility to design your event.

Depending on its layout, Gavroche can accommodate :
  • 40 people for cocktails
  • 30 people for a seated meal
  • 26 people at a central table
  • 30 people for a seminar
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Rocca II THE first Parisian boat 100 % electric with more than 12 people !

The ROCCA II electric boat with 50 seats, is the ideal boat for the organization of your festive events, in individual or privatization.

Thanks to its 100% electric motorization, you will (re)discover Paris from the Seine with the unique and exclusive sensation of gliding on the water in complete serenity.

Entirely uncovered, you will be comfortably seated on our benches and will be able to enjoy the sun and the 360° view of Paris and its monuments.

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Recently renovated, the Marcel Carné is a boat with a welcoming atmosphere that will immediately put all your guests at ease.
Its interior room is bathed in light thanks to its large opening side windows and two glass doors leading to a terrace extending from the lounge. The flexible layout lends itself equally well to cocktails and seated meals, and the deck at the front of the boat is ideal for an aperitif whenever the weather is fine.

The boat's upper deck has a fixed promenade arrangement and can accommodate a maximum of 96 people.

Depending on its layout, the Marcel Carné can accommodate :
  • 70 people for cocktails
  • 70 people for a seated meal
  • 38 people at a central table
  • 80 people for a seminar
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Arletty is a convivial boat with retro charm, featuring a large double saloon. Its layout works equally well for a seminar or a cocktail party in a warm and friendly atmosphere.
The first part of the double salon, close to the wood and zinc bar, welcomes your guests in a cosy atmosphere. The second part, at the front, is bathed in light thanks to its full glazing. The lounge communicates with a generous terrace through large glass doors, guaranteeing beautiful views over Paris. This outdoor space is complemented by an upper deck with side benches.

Depending on its layout, the Arletty can accommodate :
  • 149 people for indoor and outdoor cruises (including a maximum of 100 indoors)
  • 70 people for cocktails
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A large-capacity boat renovated in 2019, ideal for sightseeing cruises or festive events. This boat is equipped with an open upper deck and a room fitted with a modern bar and tables, making it the perfect place to host corporate, family or festive events.

Located in the heart of Paris, near Les Halles, Notre-Dame, and the Louvre, it is the most central starting point in the capital.

Le Parisis can accommodate:

  • Upper deck: 216 people seated
  • Main deck: 73 people seated
  • 118 people seated inside
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A large capacity boat that can accommodate up to 240 people on a fully uncovered main deck, the Europa is ideal in summer, especially for enjoying the most beautiful panoramas that PARIS has to offer! A 360° view so you don't miss a thing. Located in the heart of Paris, near Les Halles, Notre-Dame and the Louvre, it is the most central departure point in the capital.

The Europa can accommodate :

  • maximum capacity: 240 people
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This human-sized boat will meet your expectations. Ideal for private events, your guests can enjoy a glass of champagne seated in one of the 100 available places on its sun deck! Its 230 indoor seats allow us to welcome you every day of the year, whatever the season.

Located in the heart of Paris, near Les Halles, Notre-Dame, and the Louvre, it is the most central starting point in the capital.

L'Hydraseine can accommodate:

  • Main deck: 230 seated persons
  • Upper open deck: 100 seated persons
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OFFER PARIS TO YOUR GUESTS ! Rent one of our boats and organize "à la carte" your reception. We shall accompany you in the realization of your project and shall make every effort to advise you and make of you event an unforgettable moment !
To have lunch or in the evening, you will navigate as you please on the Seine River or the Saint-Martin canal. For one day, discover the Seine of the Impressionists until Chatou, the Marne and its famous Guinguettes or make a loop around Paris sailing on the Saint-Martin canal, the Seine and the Saint Denis canal. On the occasion of an event at the "Stade de France", sail on the Saint-Denis canal and take your dinner guests to a concert or a match and disembark at the foot of this monument !