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  • Location: Paris, France
  • Duration:  2 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

Read what other Viator.com travelers think about the Seine River Cruise and Paris Canals Tour. What they loved, what they liked and what they think could be improved, it's all here to help you make the most of your next trip.

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5 star rating: Highly Recommended
June 2015

This is a great tour for anyone wanting to get a feel of the different parts of Paris! We had a lot of fun cruising along the Seine and then through the canals. The guide was very knowledgeable as well. It's also very affordable great value for money!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
June 2015

Our tour was very interesting and the canal tour was quite unique. The guide provided as lot of historical information and overall it was a great experience. I highly recommend it as a way to see the non-touristy side of Paris.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
June 2015

A new perspective on the joys of Paris. Two and a half hours might be a bit too long for small children but everyone else will enjoy seeing the locks at work, the bridges over St Martin's Canal. The underground segment is very cool. Highly recommend it.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
June 2015

Fantastic

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
June 2015

Excellent trip very informative English commentary too. Easy directions great crew overall great value.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
June 2015

The Cruise was excellent however the instructions on joining the tour were WRONG, we therefore missed the boat but the staff were great and we were rescheduled for an afternoon tour. Travelling through 9 lochs and a tunnel was great, the commentary was excellent.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
June 2015

It was the most unusual of all of our bateau trips on the Seine. We saw the locks and the workings and learned of the history of the process and the part they played in the history of Paris. Going under the Bastille via a long tunnel was interesting. There were always interested people on the very close bridges with which to interact.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
June 2015

I enjoyed seeing the ' out of the way ' Paris.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
May 2015

Guide was funny and spoke English well. Locks on the Martin Canal were cool to see.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
May 2015

Tunnel 10 out 10 via tour were so difficult it nearly killed the day

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
May 2015

Fantastic way to take a leisurely tour of the Seine, the canal and the leafy streets of Paris. The commentary was excellent and the length of the trip was just right. The tunnel se pigment under Bastille was exciting and going up through the locks was fun I would recommend this to everyone I know who spends a few days in Paris. It is not to be missed!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
April 2015

This is a really great trip for those who want something different from the usual river cruises in Paris. We went on a quiet rainy day in March. The crew were friendly and fun. Having read other reviews we were prepared not to understand a word the commentator said but in fact, we had a fantastic time. There were only two non french speakers on board and he made an extra effort to translate clearly into English just for them. The cruise goes through many interesting features on the canal including a lifting bridge, two swing bridges, many locks and a tunnel. So maybe this cruise is more for those interested in the engineering side of waterways rather than sightseeing. Having read other reviews we knew not to expect tea or coffee on board so made sure we had eaten and drunk before boarding! We really enjoyed it!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
April 2015

A different view of Paris with some pretty scenes on the canals. Difficult to hear and understand the spoken English commentary.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
December 2014

This was beautiful on a hot September day. Then we walked back.

Don't miss this experience.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
December 2014

This was a very informative and scenic trip on the Seine and the canals of Paris. This is off the usual track for tourists making it all the more interesting especially if you are a history buff or want to see areas less frequented by tourists.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
October 2014

Enjoyed this cruise as the commentary was informative and understandable covering most sights

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
September 2014

This was a great tour. My husband who is a mariner enjoyed it immensely. We saw some very picturesque sites and the locks were very interesting. The tour guide was very informative . Definitely a good buy for the low price.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
September 2014

amazing

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
August 2014

We enjoyed beautiful weather when we did this tour, I thoroughly
recommend it, as you enter a part of Paris that is beautiful, laid
back, don't expect to find the hustle and bustle of tourists along
the way. It ends near the metro if you leave from the Musee de Orsay,
so catching a train back to the Eiffel Tower added to an enjoyable day.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
August 2014

I've done this trip before and loved it so much I wanted to take my husband. Great weather and a wonderful trip! Very good value for money, shows you a really different and quieter side of Paris. Really really recommend you do this one

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
July 2014

This was a great tour. Cruising underground through tunnels and through 9 locks. What a great morning. The gentleman who was our tour guide was excellent with a lovely sense of humour. We've spoke with people who've been to Paris many times and they didn't even know this tour existed. We've all known about the river cruises but this was a real find. Highly recommend it.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
July 2014

On a beautiful sunny day the opportunity to navigate the St Martin canal system of locks, tunnels and swing bridges is a must for any traveler to Paris. The commentary was excellent in giving great detail about the history of the canal system and how it is used today. The journey takes you through a series of lock systems where you are taken well above the Seine water level and at the same time you are exposed to local architecture, flora, fauna and the communities that inhabit the areas along the canal. Highly recommended.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
July 2014

Boat was comfortable and the trip was excellent. I saw a side of Paris I did not know despite having been before on many occasions

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
June 2014

Very reasonably priced for the length of the tour. Lovely scenery and very relaxing journey.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
June 2014

A most charming and delightful 'off the beaten' path water tour which went beyond the Seine
into the magical areas of Paris life. You will experience a 'up close and personal' view of small areas and hear stories of who, when, and where. Since you will be going through a canal expect the process of filling to water level before the boat can continue to the next 'lock'.

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