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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 and slender lines in the spirit of yachting.

It has a large upper deck and a generous lounge with large side windows guaranteeing beautiful views over Paris. The interior and exterior spaces are completely modular in their layout, giving you a lot of flexibility in designing your event.

Henri IV is a resolutely modern boat; it is equipped with reversible air conditioning for maximum comfort.

Henri IV can accommodate :

  • 80 people for cocktails
  • 88 people for a seated meal
  • 43 people at a central table
  • 80 people for a seminar

Large capacity boat renovated in 2019, ideal for cruises or festive events. This boat is equipped with an open upper deck and a room fitted out with a modern bar and tables, and is the perfect place to hold corporate, family and 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.


With its fully glazed hallway and parquet floors, its terrace and its vast upper deck, the Marcel Carné offers a very comfortable and original atmosphere for your private events while enjoying the best views of Paris.

Its indoor lounge can accommodate up to 120 people, its terrace has a capacity of 38 people, and its upper deck of 96 people.

This boat is perfect for all your cocktail events or any lunch or dinner parties.


Gavroche offers you its cozy atmosphere for your professional or private events. Enjoy the most beautiful panoramas of Paris thanks to its fully glazed lounge that welcomes up to 40 people (on a cocktail set up).

In addition to this indoor space, the boat also has a beautiful terrace with a capacity of 32 people, making it the ideal boat for seminars, birthday celebrations or any other cocktail, lunch or dinner event.


With its convivial and comfortable facilities, Arletty is the ideal boat for your private events. The inside of the boat is composed by 2 vast hallways beautifully decorated with parquet floor welcoming up to 120 people.

This space is extended by a terrace welcoming up to 32 people and an upper deck with a capacity up to 50 people. The boat is entirely glazed offering the very best views of Paris.


The Rocca V is a very friendly boat with a particular vintage charm. It is very luminous and has a good visibility to the outside thanks to its wide windows on the sides and its glass roof.

No matter the occasion it's the perfect boat for your small group receptions. The hallway welcomes up to 80 people, up to 44 people for a lunch or dinner set up or 50 people for cocktail parties.


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

This human-sized boat will meet your expectations. Ideal for privatizations, your guests will be able to enjoy a glass of champagne on one of the 100 seats available on the sun deck! As for its 230 interior seats, it can 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.


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.


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 !