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Address: 50 Blvd. Bastille, 75012 Paris, France
Phone Number: +33 1 42 39 15 00
9:15 am - 6:00 pm
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Description: Canauxrama offers cruises on the canals of Paris, the Seine and the Marne...
Canauxrama offers cruises on the canals of Paris, the Seine and the Marne. Sail on the Saint-Martin Canal and discover the Paris of Parisians passing under the Bastill's vault, four double locks, two swing bridges and the centenary Lift Bridge of Crimea to go to the "Parc de la Villette". For one day cruise, discover the smallest navigable of France canal: The Ourcq, with a unique entertainment: a horse will draw the boat. Or go on the Seine river that inspoired impressionists to Chatou near "la Maison Fournaise" or on the Marne River and its famous Guinguettes!
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Something Different, after Paris highlights.

Having seen what Paris has to offer, we were looking for something "different". We've seen the museums, art galleries, Notre Dame and the Eiffel Tower. This is that something... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 26, 2015
Sydney, Australia
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12 reviews 12 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

We booked with Canauxrama on the review of Lonely Planet and they were great. We cruised up the Canal St-Martin and loved it. The canal itself is fascinating. Canauxrama were great, delivering commentary in both English and French. We booked online before we left for France, which was quite easy.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

I decided to do the St Martin Canal Cruise. On 1st May, they start the summertime schedule and add another cruise in the evening at 18.00 hrs. I opted to depart from Bassin de la Villette. The cruise was very original, very interesting and enjoyable. We were just 2 in the boat. Perhaps as it was the first day since... More 

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Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015 via mobile

Really loved the St Martin canal cruise! Great for anyone interested in seeing a different side of Paris neighborhoods from the water. Also anyone interested in locks, bridges, and one amazing tunnel. Highly recommended!

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Sydney, Australia
19 reviews 19 reviews
9 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

Having seen what Paris has to offer, we were looking for something "different". We've seen the museums, art galleries, Notre Dame and the Eiffel Tower. This is that something different, a boat ride through underground tunnel, locks and suburban Paris. We started at the Bastille end because we were staying quite close to the La Villette end. It was a... More 

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Bampton, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

The staff especially the girl excelled in making this a pleasant afternoon lazing in the sun in a picturesque setting. There are eight locks to be negotiated so it must be expected that there will be a lot of stationery time on the boat whilst locks are filling. At the top of the flight there is a recreational park with... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015

Canauxrama offer 2.5hr long cruises along Canal Saint Martin. They cost €17 and leave from either end, Port de l'Arsenal or Bassin de la Villette. If you have already done a Seine cruise, check the brochures because some have discount vouchers for Canauxrama. The boat Marcel Carne has two decks, a small café at the back and toilets. The lower... More 

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Albany, NY
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2015

My wife and I took the Canauxrama boat tour of the St. Martin Canal in December 2014. We took this scenic and enjoyable ride at the end of 11 days in Paris. This was our first trip to Paris and we needed to see all the main attractions, which we did, and then we needed to find "that one more... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

Although the cruise was nice,the 2.5 hours were too long for that canal.There were huge delays with the dams and the kids were a bit bored.I would suggest a shorter cruise with canauxrama,howevere it was good.

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Cairo, Egypt
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

Indicative water locks The tunnel 2km is amazing Kids loved it as well as adults So interesting to see a different style of paris Worth the visit

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Bridgnorth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2014

This was an interesting trip on a glorious October afternoon. It was popular but the queue was okay and we got good roof seats. The guide was interesting and engaging, and the views along the canal gave us a less obvious view of Paris. It is worth spending time in the park at the end of the trip - especially... More 

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Bastille / Oberkampf
Bastille and Oberkampf are lively parts of town made for entertainment. During the day rows of unassuming bars welcome customers for a bite or a drink, but it’s at night this area really comes to life. Students and young professionals fill the busy bars around Bastille and Oberkampf. At Place de la Bastille, crowds flock to the Opéra Bastille in the evening and groups wait for coveted tickets during the day. Towards Republique, skateboarders practice their tricks while others chill out at the square. If you’re looking for late-night revelry, this is your neighborhood.
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