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50 Blvd. Bastille, 75012 Paris, France (Hôtel-de-Ville)
+33 1 42 39 15 00
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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!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

I was very impressed with this cruise. After reading on trip advisor about the dark bit near the Bastille end we were prepared and it wasn't too bad. We also knew that it was a one way trip so we planned to get off and catch the Metro for a couple of stations to Sacre Coeur and make a day... More

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Trois Rivieres, Guadeloupe
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

I have read some of the other comments and reviews of this 2 1/2 hr trip down the canal Saint Martin and can agree with both sides. It depends entirely on whether or not it rains, of course! There is seating indoors but I expect that if the boat is full, there would not be enough space. In addition, if... More

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Portland, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014

We booked the night cruise down the Seine and I would definitely do it again. All I wanted while in Paris was to tour the Seine at night and researched all the attractions and this is definitely worth it. First, I enrolled in the French Groupon so I got the tickets at a very reduced rate for us and another... More

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Salisbury, United Kingdom
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24 reviews 24 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014

There are many boat tours on the Seine. The reason I chose this boat company was because Rick Steves' travel book said that most of the tours are very crowded. So I went on a hunt for a boat that would not be as crowded. The boat and crew were nice, the tour along the Seine was quite beautiful (after... More

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New York City
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21 reviews 21 reviews
14 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

I booked the tour of the Seine, not the canal, but when I printed out my ticket in the US, I wasn't sure whether I had gotten the tour I wanted. That aside, I did have passage on a tour-hour Sunday evening tour of the Seine, its attractions and everyone watching from the shore. Tour was given in English and... More

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Dublin, Ireland
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19 helpful votes 19 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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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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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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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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