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

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One-day boat trip on the Marne


The bucolic charm of the historic cradle of guinguettes, the atypical architecture of the banks of the Marne, the atmosphere of lunches on the grass, Sunday walks and boating.

Description of the cruise

Evade for a unique escapade and sail along the waters of the Seine and the Marne to meet the bucolic landscapes of eastern Paris! Come aboard our boat specially designed for this type of trip, with its wide open-air deck, its covered and heated area,.... and its generous buffet.

This day will allow you to enjoy a unique experience.

This day will allow you to alternate periods commented by our guide-animator, discovery of the functioning and passage of different locks, lunch-buffet, lazing around on your terrace deck, different board games in free access.

A change of scenery is guaranteed from the moment you board at 10:00 am at the very end of the Canal Saint Martin, in the charming port of the Arsenal (at the foot of the Place de la Bastille), with its old-fashioned charm and old-fashioned romanticism, for a relaxed and restful cruise to discover the greater Parisian area.

After an atypical first experience: crossing a lock (the Bastille lock) to reach the Seine, you will have a superb view of Notre Dame de Paris, and set off to discover the new eastern districts of Paris, Bercy, the National Library of France. After passing Ivry and Charenton you will discover the confluence of the Seine and the Marne. Then go up the river passing the Saint Maurice lock, Delacroix's childhood place, the Charentonneau island, the Corbeaux island before taking the Saint Maur lock, its canal, and its impressive vault dug almost entirely in the live rock which will allow you to join Joinville-le-Pont .

Included in your cruise a delicious buffet meal is served to please young and old, it is composed of (as an example):

  • A 6-piece aperitif cocktail per person to get to know each other
  • A selection of cold salads
  • Sliced beef roast
  • Sliced chicken fillet
  • Selected French cheeses
  • Dessert pies

Red wine, still or sparkling water and coffee will be served at your discretion during the meal.

For all other drinks during the meal or outside, a bar is available on board.

Return to Paris and end of the cruise around 3pm, depending on the hazards of navigation.

Free for children under 4 years old (please inform us of the exact number in the remarks field of the booking)

Highlights of your cruise

  • A friendly cruise in the land of guinguettes
  • A bucolic and relaxing environment among the islands of the Marne and the large willows
  • A very friendly buffet lunch will be served along the water
  • Cruise commented by an attentive and friendly guide

Practical Informations

  • Duration of the cruise : 5h
  • Live Comments :
  • Departure : 10:00am Port de Paris-Arsenal (metro Bastille)
  • Arrival : 3:00pm Port de Paris-Arsenal (metro Bastille)

Map of the itinerary

Boarding point & Disembarkation point

Port de l'Arsenal