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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...more
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13 quai de la Loire | Bassin de la Villette, 75019 Paris, France
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We went on this tour in December 2018. I agree with the other review that mentioned it was poorly marked as to where to board and in a sketchy area. The underground and the first couple of locks were interesting, but after that, it got...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

What a combination! We enjoyed the cruise, it was relaxing and meant we weren't walking as we had done for most of the day. The canal part with the swing bridge, locks and tunnel were interesting. The included crepes with various jams, etc were OK....More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed October 21, 2018

My friend booked this cruise for a sunny afternoon. The cruise took almost three hours from Pont de l'Arsenal to Bassin de la Villette. It was fun to pass though all the locks during the cruise, but be aware that you can be completely wet...More

Date of experience: July 2018
1  Thank irisdewinter
Reviewed October 2, 2018

I would never recommend this cruise to anyone. It was very disappointing. Our traveling party of four selected it so we could combine a tour of the canal with one of the Seine River. We took this tour on Wednesday 9/26. First of all, when...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed September 22, 2018

We booked 30 tickets for an afternoon canal cruise, complete with champagne for our guests, and had a wonderful time. It was during the Paris heatwave so it was a bit warm (but got better when the boat was moving). Of course, that was no...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Nadine C
Reviewed September 21, 2018 via mobile

Loved this experience, was really cheap as a couple without champagne. The guide was informative, it was 2 hours long and access to both a bar and toilet. It’s very full so get there early to make sure you get a seat on top of...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed August 28, 2018 via mobile

You get the best value on this trip. For 18 Eros we did a 2.5 hour trip. The other companies only do a one hour trip. Nice small boat, not over crowded. You get the added experience of moving from a small port, changing water...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed August 28, 2018

We had a great time. Thomas was a fantastic guide! Relaxing and informative tour. Only downside, rude passengers who stood up and blocked everyone's view for a good part of the tour.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank alex l
Reviewed August 27, 2018

Based on TripAdvisor reviews, we booked this a few days ahead of our Paris trip, and we liked it a lot. Sure, it's slow, and there's some diminishing returns on the locks (once you've seen a couple...), but our guide Martin made this thoroughly enjoyable...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank rnout
Reviewed August 25, 2018 via mobile

A very pleasant canal cruise . Thomas our guide, really did show a real passion in what he was saying in perfect English, and, was not only very knowledgeable but also very personable. We spent a great afternoon, away from the Paris tourist hang-outs.

Date of experience: August 2018
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La Villette
This futuristic landscape has come to define the
northeast of Paris. The Saint-Denis canal is framed
with luscious lawns and metallic buildings over a
wide-open space. Home to Europe's largest science
museum, this area rewards daytime and nighttime
explorations; there are three concert spaces, plus
cinemas and bars, and even open-air cinema in the
summer. The surrounding homes are a sharp contrast to
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August 2, 2018|
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Response from Canauxrama C | Property representative |
Hello, There is a bar on our boats and on the Cruise La Parisienne on the Seine River, so you can't bring your own wine. But, you can buy a glass of wine for 3€ and a bottle of wine ( from11€ to 19€). We hope to welcome you... More
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June 17, 2017|
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Response from Scotfire | Reviewed this property |
Hello. They do three full day cruises - one on the River Seine and one on the River Marne (Ginguettes/Impressionists), as well as one involving being horse drawn on the Canal de l'Ourq. Hope you find what you want. I booked... More
August 5, 2015|
Response from Canauxrama C | Property representative |
Hello, we don't rent apartement only cruises of about 2 hours or for one day. We suggest to contact Paris Tourist Office.
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seine river cruises: what is the difference/which is best? (9 Replies)
looking to do a seine river cruise the first day we arrive in paris (end of may 2012). we are looking to hopefully do a sunset cruise to get some daylight, a beautiful sunset, and then some illumination of the buildings. just want a tour cruise, do not want a dinner or drinks cruise. which of the following is the best in terms of seeing the most sights and best route/atmosphere, etc.,.? if it matters, we are staying near pantheon and will be coming from that area. Bateau-Mouches ...More
December 18, 2011|
Response fromEuromanic|
Of the three you mention, Bateaux Mouches is best. In second place would be Bateaux Parisiens (near the Eiffel Tower). If the weather is good, Bateaux Mouches is preferable, if it's raining, try Bateaux Parisiens. I generally don't bother with Vedettes du Pont Neuf or Canauxrama.
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Our 3 day Itinerary (Is it doable)!!! (5 Replies)
Appreciate your input on this one. After a year of reading and more reading, the time has just about arrived for us to travel to Paris (coming along way from NZ). Would appreciate your help, suggestions, critique please!! We are staying in an apartment The Passage, Jean Nicot. Arrival time 7.05am, overnight from Bangkok, had a stop-over there to rest up. Organised a shuttle to apartment. Museum pass 2 days, Carnet of 10 or Paris Viste pass?? Day 1. Montmarte, Sacre Coeur morning,...More
August 31, 2008|
Response fromtrip_too_far|
Hi chessybear, If you plan to do a lot of moving around then I suggest you buy a Carte Mobilis from any RER/metro station. These are one day travel cards that allow unlimited travel the RER, metro and buses until midnight on the day of purchase. You'll only need one for Zones 1 and 2 (main attractions) and each one costs €5.80. The trouble I found with the carnet is that you have to mess around with 10 little tickets and make sure you don't mix up the ones you're used wtih those you...More
Canal v River Cruise (0 Replies)
Canauxrama does 4 cruises. St Denis Canal, St Martin Canal, The River Marne and of course The Seine. We will do the Seine cruise of course but wonder if anyone could advise us which of the other might be worth doing.
January 10, 2010|