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Paris Canal

Bassin de la Villette - 21 quai de la Loire - 75019 Paris

La Villette - 19e Arrondissement


From the Musée d’Orsay to the Parc de la Villette

Experience the most amazing cruise in Paris!

A relaxing and instructive sightseeing cruise of 2h30 over the centuries from Paris centre to the Parc de la Villette, streaming-up the Canal St Martin through a series of locks and swing bridges.

A river excursion combining some of the most beautiful monuments of the City of Lights and more secret sides of Paris.

You navigate through several districts including the trendy 10th arrondissement. You arrive at the futurist Parc de la Villette with the Cité des Sciences, La Géode, La Philharmonie and leisure activities for children and adults.

All our cruises are explained in French and English by our guide.
Other languages: Written description available on board

Schedule time:
9.45 am - Departure from the Musée d’Orsay

The cruise is also available in the other way from Le Parc de la Villette to Musée d’Orsay.
2.30 pm - Departure from the Parc de la Villette

Rotations :
From Tuesday to Sunday : from 14/03 to 30/03 ; from 11/05 to 24/05 ; from 01/06 to 29/06, from 31/08 to 12/10 and from 02/11 to 08/11
7 days/7 : from 31/03 to 10/05 ; from 25/05 to 31/05 ; from 30/06 to 30/08 ; from 13/10 to 01/11 and from 09/11 to 11/11

Extra departures: consult

Piers access:
Musée d’Orsay: at the level of the 23 quai Anatole France, get down to the pedestrian Port de Solférino.
Our boat is moored at the N°12. Informations and sales corner from April to October from 9 am to 5 pm.
Underground line 12: station Solférino
RER Line C: station Musée d’Orsay

Parc de La Villette: Entrance 211, avenue Jean Jaurès. Take the main path; overtake the Grande Halle
de La Villette. Keep on straightforward until the Canal de l’Ourcq. Our boat is moored just behind the restaurant
“My Boat”

Reservations (compulsory):
Tel: + 33 (0) 01 42 40 96 97
Clients Leisure groups, Target individuals, School groups, Business groups
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Languages spoken

  • English
  • French

Type of visit

  • Walks, districts
  • Tailor-made

Mode of transport

  • Commentated cruises

Visiting times: Head Office located at Bassin de la Vilette - 19/21 Quai de la Loire - Paris 19th arrondissement open Monday to Friday 9am - 6:30pm. (Jean Jaurès Station) Sale Point at 12 Port de Solferino, Paris 7th arrondissement open from April to October 9am - 5pm.

Examples of prices: Adult: €22/ Youth: €19/ Child: €14

Methods of payment

  • CB/Visa
  • Eurocard/Mastercard
  • JCB card
  • Diners Club
  • Chèque Vacances

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Paris Canal

Bassin de la Villette - 21 quai de la Loire
75019 Paris

  • Subway - Jaurès

Sustainable development approach

Electro-solar powered catamaran 'Felix de Azara'.

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