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 16.00€ / pers  20.00€ 

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

Description of the cruise

Sunday 29 May, special Mother's Day

On the occasion of Mother's Day, Canauxrama will offer all mothers a beautiful seeded card to keep an unforgettable souvenir of your visit!

From the Paris Arsenal Marina to the Parc de la Villette or inversely.

This romantic and out of the ordinary trip of around 2.30 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.

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 movie of Marcel Carné
  • Discovery of the Parc de la Villette (Cité des sciences, Geode, ...)

Practical Informations

  • Duration of the cruise : 2h30
  • Live Comments :
  • Departures : Port de Paris-Arsenal (metro Bastille) ou
    Bassin de la Villette (metro Jaurès)
  • Arrivals :
    Bassin de la Villette or
    port de l'Arsenal
  • Bar on board at your disposal


  • Cruise with breakfast
  • Cruise with afternoon tea
  • Cruise with a cup of Champagne (18h departure)

Booking conditions

20 people minimum / 200 people maximum

Map of the itinerary

Boarding point

Disembarkation point

from 16.00€ / pers  20.00€