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Canauxrama

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Address: 50 Blvd. Bastille, 75012 Paris, France
Phone Number: +33 1 42 39 15 00
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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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Canal Cruising

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 30, 2015
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Naples, Florida
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Naples, Florida
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43 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

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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51 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 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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Daytona Beach
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

We booked the 9:45AM tour leaving from the Pont Arsenal Marina. The website advised to print tickets or check in with mobile device - no worries, just go to kiosk and give your name and you will be given your tickets. We arrived around 9:15, got tickets, boarded and sat in the bow of the boat instead of upstairs. The... More 

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Monterey, CA
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67 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

A group of 6 of us went on this 3 1/2 hour cruise of what is called the St. Martin canals. We have walked along these canals before but this was our first cruise. First, it was so peaceful and quiet after the mayhem in Paris. And a much needed respite from the heat. You cruise very slowly through a... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

We went on the 2 and 1/2 hour boat ride on an overcast day, starting out from the Bastille location and ending up near Metro Stalingrad/Jaures (with the option of getting off across from the Cite des Sciences et de l'Industrie (Metro Porte de la Villette). It is quite fascinating to go underground under Boulevard Richard Lenoir/Bd Jules Ferry. It... More 

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Boulder, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

Take a trip on the canals of Paris - it's slow, cool, replete with history and fun stories, and a superb way to see Paris apart from the regular touristic venues. Of course the canal boats are touristic too, but the day we visited, there were as many French people aboard as tourists. Our guide was bilingual in English and... More 

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Arlington, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2015

I only give this 5 stars as it is exactly what we were looking for. An evening ride on the Seine, at dusk. Leaves at 9pm and returns at 11pm. Sunset was officially 9:48pm. No dinner cruise, just a reasonably priced, uncrowded ride from Bastille, past the islands and the Eiffel Tower, and return. Ultra pleasant. We found this two... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

After over a week in Paris we didn't know there was any canals in Paris. We were so surprised to find the canal tour and we loved it. The boat was comfortable and the commentary excellent. With the guide explaining in English to us, the only English speaking tourists on board, the sites and interesting facts during the tour. It... More 

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Columbia, South Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015

My husband and I booked the evening St. Martin Canal Cruise which leaves from Port de l'Arsenal (M Bastille) at 18:00. Since we had flown into Paris on an 8hr flight earlier that morning, we were looking for an activity that would not require a lot of walking since we were somewhat jet-lagged. We made the right choice with this... 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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