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Seine River Cruise and Paris Canals Tour

  • Admire top Paris attractions including the Louvre from the Seine River
  • Experience the bridges, tunnels, and locks of Canal Saint-Martin
  • Live on-board commentary from your guide
Seine River Cruise and Paris Canals Tour
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2:30pm La Villette DepartureMost Popular
2:30pm departure from Parc de la Villette arriving at Port de Solférino at 5pm.
9:45am Orsay Museum Departure
09:45am departure from Pont de Solférino arriving at Parc de la Villette at 12:15pm.
2:25pm Orsay Museum Departure
2:25pm departure from Pont de Solférino arriving at Parc de la Villette at 5pm.
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This Paris cruise takes you on the Seine River, as well as the lesser visited Canal Saint-Martin. Cover more of the city in less time and take the stress out of your sightseeing when you see Paris by boat. See top attractions, including Île Saint-Louis and the Louvre, at a time that suits you. Cruise along Napoleon’s 19th-century canals—going under bridges and through locks—with live on-board commentary for historical context.
What to Expect
Hop aboard your sightseeing boat near the Musée d'Orsay or Villette Basin (depending on departure time selected). Then, take a seat on the outdoor viewing deck or inside the cabin as you begin your cruise.

With informative, live on-board commentary, admire top Paris attractions including Île Saint-Louis, the Louvre, Musée d'Orsay, and the spires of Notre Dame Cathedral. From your vantage point on the water, enjoy clearer views than from the city streets.

Next, cruise onward along the Saint Martin Canal and explore narrow waterways constructed by Napoleon in the early 19th century. Pass through a dimly lit tunnel beneath the Place de la Bastille to horse chestnut tree-lined stretches of water, and see sides of the French capital many visitors miss.

When your canal cruise comes to an end, alight back at the Musée d'Orsay or Villette Basin to conclude your tour.
Reviews (771)
1 - 5 of 26 reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile
Romantic boat trip

Perfect way to spend 3h in Paris. We can truly recommend this trip. A very informative guide on the boat.

Thank Wickan123
Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Intriguing, delightful Paris environs canal cruise

We did the 2.5 hr St Martin Canal tour ending on the Seine and booked through the company's website from Australia. All the boarding directions were clear and we had no trouble finding the boat at the dock. What a beautiful excursion! Travelling along the...More

2  Thank Inspire796144
Reviewed September 5, 2018
Lovely, relaxing and informative

Commentary in both English and French. Friendly and helpful staff. 2.5 hours long. You get to see another side of Paris. I found the experience enjoyable and relaxing.

Thank Mxxxx247
Reviewed September 2, 2018
Not what we were looking for

We booked this tour on Viator and were interested in seeing sites other the key ones along the Seine River which is why we booked the option with the canals. In all honesty, the only cool part of this tour was what we saw along...More

5  Thank mike28j
Reviewed August 8, 2018
Great way to see parts of Paris that you'd never experience

From what I see on Trip Advisor, most people loved the excursion but they did not like the slow pace. Well its up to the traveller. If you want a fast moving boat, stick to the main riverways, if you enjoy more of a "stroll"...More

3  Thank Beverly C
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Jazmine N
July 25, 2018|
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Response from bagdad-by-the-bay | Reviewed this property |
About 3 hours. I would be weather-wise, bring a map of the area you end up in and roll with it!
April 26, 2018|
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Response from bagdad-by-the-bay | Reviewed this property |
You can come to the pier directly but it’s probably booked. Vous pouvez venir directement au quai mais les voyages sont souvent complets.
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