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Bastille / Oberkampf
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Address: 50 Blvd. 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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Europe 2016

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW 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 1 week ago

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 1 week ago

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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Cheltenham, United Kingdom
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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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Toronto, Ontario
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2016

This is a very enjoyable way to see the Saint Martin Canal system. We started at the Bastille point towards Bassin de la Villette. Either would be great of course, just seeing the canal and surrounding areas from a different angle. The commentator on the boat was VERY informative and served up his dialogue in both French and English. He... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2016

Paris is great but tiring. So this canal trip is the answer! It's SO relaxing. 2.5 hours leisurely making your way along the St Martin Canal with a friendly bilingual guide, plus a bar! i've done this twice now and highly recommend. You learn a lot about the history of Paris and then finish at Bastille where there are some... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2016

Slow (2.5 hrs) cruise up or down the Canal St. Martin. Fun to cruise *under* Paris, to go in locks and see locks at work, to see sights from a different angle, to see people on bridges and canalside. Guide provides good info too. Not for everyone -- e.g., I imagine that my young nieces would be bored and antsy... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2016

Evening "Parisienne" cruise along the Seine. For 18 Euro seach its a sightseeing tour with live commentary over a PA system. The cruise is 2 hours long which is longer than the other, so you don race up and down the seine at frantic speed. The tour starts at 9pm from near the place de la Bastille which is handy... 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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