Cruises in Paris on the St Martin canal, the Seine, the Ourcq canal and the Marne
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"Old Paris" cruise on the Canal Saint Martin

from 20.00€ / pers

A romantic and out of the ordinary trip in the heart of "Parisians’ Paris"

Description of the cruise

From December 2, 2023 to January 31, 2024, our "Old Paris" cruise becomes a Winter Snack Cruise on the Canal Saint-Martin.

Make the most of the winter months and let your children discover the passage through the locks, the underground vault of the Bastille, the swing and lift bridges, on board a boat warmly decorated for the occasion. During the cruise, you'll enjoy traditional gingerbread with honey (a slice of galette from 7 January) and a few other treats to keep you in the festive spirit, and you'll warm up with a complimentary hot drink: mulled wine or chocolate. All included!

An original, fun and friendly experience for the whole family!

Depending on our schedule, your one-way cruise will start at the Paris-Arsenal Marina and will take you to the Bassin de la Villette or inversely.

This romantic and out of the ordinary trip of around 2.5 hours offers an opportunity to hear the history of the districts of the “Parisians' Paris” as you cruise along the calm waters of this canal, lined with hundred-year-old trees and spanned by elegant footbridges.

You will slide under the mysterious and spectacular vault of the Bastille, where the light is there magic...
This cruise, which will take you through four double locks with swirling waters and two swing bridges, will allow you to experience the “atmosphere” of the Hotel du Nord created by Marcel Carné, Arletty and Louis Jouvet and share the pleasure of the walkers strolling along the banks lined with pretty boutiques and charming retro-style cafés.
Before arriving at the Parc de la Villette (City of Sciences, The Geode, City of Music and themed gardens) you will cross the Bassin de la Villette, formerly a trading port now redeveloped to form the setting for the Rotonde de la Villette, and pass below the amazing Crimée drawbridge.

Book your cruise via the calendar opposite, the available dates and departures are highlighted. Click on the desired date and then select the departure.
Please note: if only one departure is available, the time and departure point are indicated below the calendar.

Tickets can be purchased on board the boats (subject to availability) or from our sales office at the full price of €23 per adult (excluding special dates).

Highlights of your cruise

  • Discovery of the quiet canal Saint Martin
  • Pass through 4 double locks and 2 swing bridges
  • Sail past the "Hotel du Nord" from the famous film by Marcel Carné
  • Discovery of the Parc de la Villette (Cité des sciences, Geode, ...)

Practical Informations

  • Duration of the cruise : 2h30
  • Live Comments :
  • Departure :
    According to our availability calendar:
    - Departure from the Port de l'Arsenal: pedestrian access facing 50 boulevard de la Bastille - 75012 PARIS / Metro: BASTILLE

    - Departure from the Bassin de la Villette: opposite 13 quai de la Loire - 75019 PARIS / Metro: Jaurès

  • Bar on board at your disposal

Map of the itinerary

Boarding point

Port de l'Arsenal

Disembarkation point

Le Bassin de la Villette