Seine River & Canal Saint Martin Cruise from Musee d'Orsay
- Cruise along the Seine River and the Canal St-Martin
- Discover a secret side of the Paris waterways
- Soak up a romantic atmosphere as you cruise by chestnut trees and lovely pedestrian bridges
- Go past the sites of the old gibbet and Dead Lock
- See the Notre Dame Cathedral, Tuileries Garden, and Pont des Arts from the water
Then enter a 1.24-mile tunnel, lit by perforations that let in the light of day, and soak up the magic and beauty of a subterranean world. Once you emerge from the tunnel, you will discover the magical Canal Saint Martin, a surprising aquatic path surrounded by a romantic footbridge and bordered by chestnut trees and fishermen.
Near the Temple, admire Frederic Lemaître’s bust, the Recollets Lock, and the Hotel du Nord. Keep your ears pricked for the murmuring ghost of François Villon as you approach the Dead Lock, where the Montfaucon gibbet used to stand. The boat passes Bassin de la Villette and the arcing footbridge of rue de Crimée before reaching the Parc de la Villette, where you can admire the Cité des Sciences and Music Museum along with the magnificent themed gardens.
- 2.5-hour cruise
- French and English commentary
- Wheelchair users
Prepare for the activity
Quai Anatole France, the boat is moored at the Port of Solférino, just below the Orsay Museum. To reach the Solférino Port, you can use the wooden main staircase. Important: be at the boat 15 minutes before departure.Open in Google Maps ⟶