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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!
A different view of Paris with some pretty scenes on the canals. Difficult to hear and understand the spoken English commentary.
This was beautiful on a hot September day. Then we walked back.
Don't miss this experience.
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.
Enjoyed this cruise as the commentary was informative and understandable covering most sights
Heather A O
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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
Very reasonably priced for the length of the tour. Lovely scenery and very relaxing journey.
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'.