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About Canauxrama
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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Alessa R wrote a review Jul 2
Brooklyn, New York3 contributions
Excellent tour!, highly recommended, I loved the St Martin Canal towards the River Seine , it was well explained .
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Date of experience: June 2022
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JimRiesterer wrote a review May 2022
Edina, Minnesota4583 contributions556 helpful votes
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For something different on our short stay in Paris, we decided to go a bit off the beaten path and check out a cruise on the Canal St Martin. We've been on the classic Seine tour before, but this is a big cut above. Starting off on the canal in the 10th ar., a spot in Paris that's a bit less polished and touristy, you board the double decker boat (inside or outside seating) about 20-30 min prior. You go through 3 different locks (of 9 total on the canal) on what was the food highway for Paris back in the day-over 27 meters lower by the time you reach the Seine. Shortly after lock 2, the canal goes underground! For 2KM! And you eventually pass directl beneath the 50 M tall obelisk of the place de Bastille. The bi-lingual guide, Thomas, narrated along the entire 2-hour route. Once you exit the canal, you travel down the seine past the Statue of Liberty and finish back at the Pont Neuf bridge. So much better than the other swine cruises and we were lucky to have only about 35 people on board so plenty of room to get Pix. Bravo
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Date of experience: May 2022
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anneusa wrote a review Oct 2021
Saint Louis, Missouri25 contributions33 helpful votes
I organized my mom's 80th Birthday on the Gavroche boat and did a tour of Paris by night on the Seine with a dinner. It was absolutely awesome and we all will remember this great evening. The Canauxrama team that helped me organized everything was very responsive, professional and organized. They answered every singled emails, questions I had. The crew on the boat was really nice and the captain did an excellent job all evening. It will always be a great memory. I would do it again without question and I highly recommend this company and the event they put together.
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Date of experience: October 2021
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Ayelet B wrote a review Jul 2021
Boston, Massachusetts33 contributions11 helpful votes
Great way to see areas farther away from the center of Paris. The guide is in French and for us she translated to English. There is a snack bar. Interesting to see the opening of each of the locks with raise the boat a total of 24 meters. Two hour tour also suitable for a rainy day. You can see daily activities along the way. We came off last stop in an area where you could do lots of things with children. Science museum, park, IMAX, food etc. We biked all the way back to center of Paris. Mist of the way in designated bike paths.
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Date of experience: July 2021
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Mairead wrote a review Jun 2021
Paris, France2 contributions
Cruise of the old Paris 14h30 : Port de l'Arsenal to Bassin de la Villette - We took this tour Impossible to find the departure place. They don’t tell you is that the first 1.5 hours is waiting on the numerous locks to open. Very little to see and really boring. Not recommended.
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Date of experience: June 2021
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