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Address: 50 Blvd. Bastille, 75012 Paris, France
Phone Number: +33 1 42 39 15 00
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Canauxrama offers cruises on the canals of Paris, the Seine and the...

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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Time flies , 2 H 30 minutes to go through the locks and pass the revolving bridges from Bastille to La villette. Very nice mini cruise on the St Martin canal . the enchantement... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 6, 2015
Isabelle M
Weesp, The Netherlands

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baltimore, maryland
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109 reviews
25 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This was a very pleasant trip, albeit on a very cool morning. The boat has inside and outside seating. We sat outside on the bow. Our only warning about seating in that area is that the locks filled from an outlet on the lower left of the lock facing the boat. The force of the water can get those seated... More 

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San Jose, California
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28 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We've been to Paris quite a few times and were looking for something a little different to do. We took the 2 1/2 hour tour from Bastille to La Villette on a sunny Monday in late October and it was fabulous. Leaving from Bastille, you immediately cruise the canal underneath the Bastille monument for about 2 km. It's very cool... More 

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Mukilteo, Washington
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204 reviews
48 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 95 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2015

We had done several self guided walking tours of Paris, and wanted to see the city from a slightly different perspective. This 2.5 hour cruise was interesting, and is worth considering for a different view of Paris. But it is slow!! 4 sets of locks to get up (or down) the canal. 2 1/2 hours which we then walked in... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2015

We boked the "Parisienne" tour on the Saine river that starts at 9pm and lets you discover Paris by night in a slow pace for 2 hours. The tour is done on a nice boat where you can either sit inside warm and cosy while drinking some wine or outside (either at the front or on top). During the cruise... More 

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Weesp, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2015

Time flies , 2 H 30 minutes to go through the locks and pass the revolving bridges from Bastille to La villette. Very nice mini cruise on the St Martin canal . the enchantement is total when arriving in La Vilette with a nice view on the park. You pass the Hotel du Nord from the famous movie of Marcel... More 

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Keswick, Virginia
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86 reviews
23 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2015

The Bateaux-Mouches, which is actually the name of a private line even though most French call all of the Seine crawlers bateaux-mouthes (fly boats), is but one Seine travel option. We were advised by friends to make the two hour night journey with Canauxrama, which leaves from the 1984-built canal on the east side of the Place de la Bastille.... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2015

We live on a boat in Washington DC so are true boat people. Of course we had to check out this tour. It is a one way trip that leaves from two places, the Bassin de la Villtte and the the new Paris Marina. You can buy your tickets online or at the office where you catch the boat. We... More 

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Naples, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015

Added to my Paris Top 10 list...Loved the canal cruise from Bastille area to Basin de Villette on a sunny Saturday afternoon. Highlights: tunnel, locks, bridges, basin, park. Suggest sitting up front or upstairs. A few issues: before - online request for reservation confirmed but not but not reservation (suggest calling); after - difficulty finding return bus (suggest visit their... More 

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Bangor, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

Canauxrama was something new - great! Excellent commentary in French and English and a pleasant way to spend two or three hours. Return trip by Metro.

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Luganville, Espiritu Santo
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13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

We run a tourism business back home and try to avoid places filled with tourists when on holiday. Going on a boat in Paris was something we would never do. After walking around for 4 days we were tired and wanted to do something sitting down. Boat tour!!! We found these guys to have the smallest boat(still massive) with least... 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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