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Canauxrama

50 Blvd. Bastille, 75012 Paris, France (Hôtel-de-Ville)
+33 1 42 39 15 00
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Ranked #167 of 491 Activities in Paris
Type: Tours
Owner description: 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... more » Owner description: 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! « less
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Dublin, Ireland
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21 reviews 21 reviews
5 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

We booked a 9pm, Saturday evening Seine river cruise. We booked online in advance and paid a reasonable €12 per person. The boat was only half full so we got ourselves second row seats on the front of the boat. The bar was well priced for Paris with light snacks available too. The first hour of the cruise took us... More

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Newbury, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

We really enjoyed this trip along the canal even though it bucketed down with rain. We stuck it out at the front of the boat, on deck with our brolly, it was good fun. We discovered bits of Paris and it's history that we would not have done otherwise. If you do want to escape the weather, there are plenty... More

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Sydney, Australia
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21 attraction reviews
70 helpful votes 70 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

A slow boat up an urban canal for a different view of Paris that is not about major known sites. Took the 2 hour trip up the St Martin canal from Bastille end (works also in reverse) for a break and something different. Started with approx. 20 mins of tunnel and then quite a bit of time experiencing locks. Ok... More

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Tyngsboro, Massachusetts
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

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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6 reviews 6 reviews
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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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55 reviews 55 reviews
11 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
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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Australia
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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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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
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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35 attraction reviews
72 helpful votes 72 helpful votes
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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