Cruises in Paris on the St Martin canal, the Seine, the Ourcq canal and the Marne

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The land of the “guinguettes" on the river Marne

Reopen in April 2022

A bucolic cruise in the green setting of the Marne and in the friendly tradition of guinguettes

Description of the cruise

The day begins in the port of the Arsenal. After passing the Bastille lock, a superb view of Notre-Dame-de-Paris, we discover the eastern districts of Paris, Bercy and the Grande Bibliothèque de France. At the confluence of the Marne, Chinagora, the new Chinese centre, marks the limit of the urban landscape.

Quietly the boat goes up the river... passing the Saint Maurice lock, Delacroix's childhood place, the Moulin Brûlé island, the Île aux Corbeaux. Leaving Fanac Island, you will enter "the land of the guinguettes": Gégène, le p'tit Robinson, the old Convert ball and the Verger à Nogent. After passing along the islands of Wolves and Love, the boat turns back at Bry-sur-Marne and docks for lunch at the mythical "Chez Gégène" guinguette in Joinville le Pont, where you can enjoy a picnic or a restaurant.

In the afternoon, you will return to Paris in a "musette" atmosphere animated by our accordionist, while discovering superb residences and protected landscapes. During the cruise, comments, anecdotes and dancing...

Highlights of your cruise

  • A country boat trip in the land of "guinguettes"
  • Possibility to lunch at "Chez Gegene" (lunch not included)
  • Lunch "Chez Gégène" optionnal
  • Dancing afternoon on board, or "Chez Gégène"
  • Cruise commented by a guide
  • Musical animation with an accordeonnist
  • Bar on board at your disposal

Practical Informations

  • Duration of the cruise : 8h00
  • Live Comments :
  • Departure : 9h00 from the Port de l'Arsenal
  • Arrival : 17h00 at the Port de l'Arsenal

Booking conditions

40 people minimum / 100 people maximum

Map of the itinerary

Boarding point & Disembarkation point

Reopen in April 2022