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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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Lots of locks

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 21, 2015
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Monterey, CA
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 53 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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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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
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 66 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 87 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 6 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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New York, NY
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015

This was recommended to me by several people including a Parisian. I am absolutely baffled as to why. It goes through a not very charming neighborhood and the guide points out uneventful landmarks, like a hospital where they've treated leprosy. The lochs are also only fun once, afterwards they just get tedious. Oh and by the end you go underground... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015

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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Malta
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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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Additional Information about Canauxrama

Address: Address: 50 Blvd. Bastille, 75012 Paris, France
Phone Number: +33 1 42 39 15 00
Location: Europe  >  France  >  Ile-de-France  >  Paris>  > Bastille / Oberkampf
Open Hours:
Sunday 9:15 am - 6:00 pm
Monday 9:15 am - 6:00 pm
Tuesday 9:15 am - 6:00 pm
Wednesday 9:15 am - 6:00 pm
Thursday 9:15 am - 6:00 pm
Friday 9:15 am - 6:00 pm
Saturday 9:15 am - 6:00 pm

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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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