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CANAUXRAMA, cruises on the river Seine in Paris and the Ourq canal

Canauxrama welcomes you on board. Traveling along the river, you will discover in a few hours or one day, the entire charms of Paris. Do not hesitate to navigate the Seine, the Marne or even St-Martin’s Canal and appreciate the beauty and richness of Paris architecture.

In 1983, Canauxrama launched their canal cruises on the canal of l’Ourq and St-Martin’s with regular cruises throughout the year. Due to the growing number of visitors, Canauxrama developed new activities, such as theme days and even boat hire for seminars and receptions.
The personal welcome to passenger, the competence and kindness of the staff, the presentation and organization of the boats, all help to create this particularly unique atmosphere found on Canauxrama cruises. Welcome on board!

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Want to make a river cruise on the Seine? You may take a regular guided tour or opt for a lunch or dinner cruise. Or even rent a boat! Canauxrama also put at your disposal boats for your seminars, receptions and weddings...


From the Parc de la Villette to the Port de l’Arsenal
From the Rotonde of Ledoux, to the Parc de la Villette (Cité des Sciences, la Géode, le Zénith) and until the leisure boat port of Paris-Arsenal you will discover this canal of quiet lakes at the pace of the "lock game ", surrounded by banks of Plane and Chesnut trees and romantic footbridge. Is there a more pleasant urban stroll in Paris?

During this cruise, the past, the present of several areas come together to form passionate pages of history, stories of strange and mysterious Paris, which are told to you along the way. You will remember events both tragic… and happy.


Day cruises April to end of October, on the canal de l'Ourq. This cruise includes a day spent on the smallest navigable Canal of France. You leave the city and its modern buildings to explore this marvelous river turned canal that delivered fresh drinking water to Paris. Imagine how pleasant it is to pass under romantic stone bridges, to admire the Poplar trees reflecting in the water. Around 12h30 the boat stops at Claye-Souilly . During the cruise : Commentary, Stories and musical entertainment.
Departure: Bassin de la Villette, 13 quai de la Loire, underground Jaurès.

Seminar " Larguez les amarres ! "

A day spent on the St-Martins’s Canal, the Seine or the Marne offers a different approach to work meetings and conferences. Breakfast and Lunch served on board.


The Marne by Boat, from Paris to Le Perreux and back. The day begins in the port of Paris-Arsenal. After having passed the Bastille lock, from where is a superb point to view Notre-Dame de Paris, explore the East-Bercy and the Grande Bibliotheque. On a branch of the Marne is situated Chinagora the new Chinese center which marks the limit of the urban landscape. Quietly the boat crosses the river towards The St-Maurice lock, Chilhood place of Delacroix, then along side the Ile du Moulin Brulé and its famous ball room, the ancient Ile aux Corbeaux before going under the archway of St-Maur. Leaving the Ile Fanac, you enter the land of "guinguettes" with it’s rowing clubs "Gégène", "le P’tit Robin" in Joinville-le Pont , the old "Bal Convert " and the " Verger à Nogent ". After having traveled along the " Ile des Loups " and " l’Ile d’Amour ", the boat berths at Le Perreux for lunch. In the afternoon you travel back down the river in direction of Paris in an amusing " accordéon " atmosphere, while discovering superb dwelling and protected landscape. During the cruise : Commentary, Stories and dancing.
Departure: Port de l'Arsenal, face to 50 Bd. de la Bastille, metro Bastille.


All year Canauxrama organizes special Cruises for weddings: The " Alliance " boat can welcome up to 120 people for lunch, dinner and cocktails, 100 people for lunch or dinner dances and 80 people for a sit down buffet. The boat is provided with rectangular tables for 6 people, chairs, dancing ring...


Canauxrama, 13 Quai de la Loire - F-75019 PARIS, Tel. : +33 142391500 - Fax : +33 1 42 39 11 24, Underground Opera.
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