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Bastille / Oberkampf
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Address: 50 boulevard de la Bastille, 75012 Paris, France
Phone Number: +33 1 42 39 15 00
9:15 am - 6:00 pm
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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 your through the locks

Relaxing tour through 8 locks. The equivalent of travelling up about 8 storeys! The engineering from 1800 was impressive! And the historical perspective interesting. We... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Did this with friends visiting from the USA, who really enjoyed seeing something off the beaten path in Paris. Going through the locks does take some time, so not for those who get bored or impatient easily. But if you're looking for a relaxing way to see some sights, we highly recommend! We went on a really hot day and... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Relaxing tour through 8 locks. The equivalent of travelling up about 8 storeys! The engineering from 1800 was impressive! And the historical perspective interesting. We travelled from Port de lAsenal (about 100 metres from Seine ) towards Bassin de la Villette . It is one way tour . Going in This direction we viewed the water filling each lock. People... More 

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Montreal, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Paris have so many monument, museum, place and feature to see. I went there 5 times and i still tries something new. Canauxrama is a magnetic boat trip on St-Martin and St-Louis canal. While passing 8 level of water lock and rising to La Villette you will see a great and original perspective of Paris. Comments are great and helpful... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We booked the evening cruise- outbound at sunset and on the return, the lights come on on all the "monuments"- Eiffel Tower, Louvre, etc. A very enjoyable few hours after a full day of exploring.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2016 via mobile

Did the 2 & 1/2 hour canal st martins cruise. Very well worth doing if you want to see another side of Paris. Easy to locate and easy to access the metro back to Paris at the end of the cruise. Highly recommend.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2016

We chose this tour over the river seinne as we thought it would be more interesting. It's a little out of the city centre but easily reachable on the metro. It goes only one way but is a simple ride back on the train. The boat is comfortable with a choice of outside or inside depending on conditions. You can... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2016

A great way to spend 2.5 hours on a hot sunny day. I enjoyed it more than the Seine trips as it felt more unusual. There was a commentary and going through locks and the tunnel was a different experience to the large Seine cruises.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2016

The commentary was quite interesting but didn't fill up the time, most of which is sitting in locks, with the smell of diesel. Then you're rewarded with a mile long tunnel in which all you can see is wall and trash and I couldn't understand the commentary, sitting outside and in the front. Its not a well known area of... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2016

Who knew that Paris had canals? We were told about this from a friend and boy were we glad. This is a barge trip from the Bastille to north-east Paris following a series of canals and locks. There is a very good commentary given in French and English about where we traveled. They also provided a written sheet with information.... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2016

We did Canal Saint-Martin from Parc de la Villette to Paris Arsenal. This was a really interesting trip some of it underground through really old tunnels we also went through a number of lochs. There was a commentary in English ( the girl had a problem with her Mike so unless she was beside it at times was difficult to... More 

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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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