Cruise the waters of the River Seine before enjoying a unique view of old Paris from the canal Saint Martin. See many of the major attractions of Paris from the water including Notre Dame and The Louvre.
This two and a half hour cruise on the River Seine and the canal Saint Martin gives a unique view of Paris. You will experience both the grandeur of the Seine and the quiet intimacy of Paris' network of inner-urban canals, created by Napoleon Bonaparte in the early 1800s. Along the way, your informative guide-interpreter will provide illuminating insights into the history of Paris and its canals.
Your River Seine cruise begins near the Musee d'Orsay and sweeps you past a parade of monuments: the Louvre Museum, the Institute of France, the spires of Notre Dame Cathedral and tiny Ile Saint Louis, before arriving at the entrance of the Canal Saint Martin.
The first section of the canal takes you through an eerily lit tunnel which passes under the Place de la Bastille. Emerging from the tunnel you will discover the most romantic "boulevard" in Paris - the Canal Saint Martin's three miles of pure poetry. Reflected in the canal's waters you'll see old swing bridges, half-moon footbridges and the abundant foliage of horse-chestnut trees.
A trip along the Canal Saint Martin reveals a side of Paris that tourists don't usually get to see. The canal winds its way through a series of 19th-century locks and enchanting old areas of Paris until, 26 meters above the Seine, the canal reaches the Villette Basin. Here you will pass the raised Crimee Bridge before arriving at La Villette Park, where the Science Museum, the Geode and enchanting gardens await you.
Note that the morning tour begins near Musee d'Orsay and ends at Bassin de la Villette. In the afternoon the schedule is reversed, beginning at Bassin de la Villette and ending near Musee d'Orsay.
9:30am Departure 9:30am departure from Saint Bernard Marina until May 12, 2013. Departure from Musee D' Orsay after May 12, 2013.
Mon thru Sun
2:30pm Departure 2:30pm departure from Parc De La Villette. Closest metro is Porte de Pantin. As soon as you exit the metro, walk straight on through the park until you get to the canal, departure will be on the left.
Departure Dates: Seasonal March 22 to November 11 Daily
Commences: Paris, France Departure Point: Varies. Departure Time: Refer to your voucher for details. Return Details:
Live onboard commentary
Hotel pickup and drop off
Food and drinks, unless specified
Confirmation will be received at time of booking
Not wheelchair accessible
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Note: Flights are NOT included and unless otherwise stated above transfers and car hire are also NOT included.