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Canal Saint-Martin Cruise

Canal Saint-Martin Cruise

A look at some of Paris' lesser-known highlights along a historic waterway

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On this 2.5-hour cruise, you’ll glide down Canal Saint-Martin, passing through four double locks with swirling waters and two swing bridges. You’ll take in beautiful views of ancient trees lining the waterway and pretty boutiques and cafes along the banks.

Your voyage will take you past several landmarks like Hotel du Nord, the vault of the Bastille which you’ll pass underneath and Bassin de la Villette, a redeveloped trading port.

What's included

  • Bar on board
  • Live commentary


  • Public transit links nearby

Health & Safety

  • Suitable for all fitness levels


  • Arrive at least 15 minutes before the start time.

Languages spoken by guide

English (UK)

Additional information

Bring your ticket with you to the attraction.

Be aware that operators may cancel for unforeseen reasons.

You must be 18 years or older, or be accompanied by an adult, to book.

Operated by France Tourisme


Departure point
52 Bd de la Bastille, Paris, 75012
Please arrive at Bassin de l'Arsenal at the listed address. Boarding will be downstairs.
End point
21 Quai de la Loire, Paris, 75019
This tour ends at Bassin de la Villette.

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