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50 Blvd. Bastille, 75012 Paris, France (Hôtel-de-Ville)
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Ranked #178 of 469 activities in Paris
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Tyngsboro, Massachusetts
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014 NEW

Very boring. Much of the time was spent waiting for locks to open. Scenery sometimes unpleasant inclg graffiti, polluted water w trash floating in it. Tour guide goes back and forth between French and English but she was hard to understand because of PA system quality. Very disappointing. Not worth 17€ per person. Don't go on this cruise!

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Aptos, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

We planned the canal ride on the day after a travel day. It was perfectly relaxing and such a wonderful way to see the Canal St Martin area of Paris. We returned later and explored on foot. I highly recommend it!

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Queensland Australia
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2014 via mobile

We bought our tickets for Canal St Martin cruise and were waiting for an hour and a half to board, when a tour group arrived, 15 minutes before departure and we were told they would be given access to the boat first. There were about 10 to maybe 15 non tour members who had all been waiting for about an... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014

We went on this Ccanauxrama cruise from ear Place de Bastille up to Basin de la Villette on a rainy day and were so pleased with it that we came back on it (although you can come back or get there by Metro or just walking). The informative guide (in French and clear English) was very good and the scenery... More

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Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014

My cousin and I decided to book this tour instead of the more mainstream tours. We were really glad that we did because there were fewer tourists on this boat, which made it a much more enjoyable experience. The narration was insightful and we could hear everything. Tips: (1) sit on the top for the best views, (2) the house... More

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Central Coast California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2014

I don't think many people know about this tour. Really fun and interesting trip up the canal and through the locks. If possible, sit in the front of the boat so you can see the locks in operation. Be aware that the boat stops quite a ways away from the heart of Paris, but there is a Metro stop out... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014 via mobile

We spent a cloudy and cool afternoon cruising the canals. The experience of going through locks and watching swinging bridges was great. The commentary was excellent. The young man was informative and his English was clear. I have wanted to do this for a long time and I am so glad I finally found the time!

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Nykoebing, Denmark
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2014

We were on the Canal Saint Martin. It lasted for almost three hours and that would be fine if we could hear our guide. When she was standing outside close to us it was easy to hear her in the speakers but when she went inside you could not hear a thing. But the surroundings of the trip was beautiful.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2014

From our hotel at the Bassin de la Villette (the largest artificial lake in Paris) we walked right down the St Martin canal to the River Seine, which took us about half an hour to reach Le Place de la Bastille. From here (Port d'Arsenal) we boarded the Canauxrama cruise boat to go back up the canal. We were glad... More

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Krakow, Poland
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2014

I took this boat tour on the recommendation of my hostel when I asked for a 'cheap' river boat cruise that included the St Martin canal. I didn't realize that by taking the St Martin cruise I was not going to be going down the Seine at all. It was a real disappointment. But as far as the actual cruise,... More

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