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The guide was excellent in English and in his native French. I would highly reccomend this interesting and beautiful tour.
Very interesting cruise along the river and up into a canal we never knew excisted. Learned many new things along the way. My only complaint was thetour was conducted in both French and English but on a bleep of English. Long sentences in French with a two or three word explaination in English when we had already passed many spots. Still the cruise was very enjoyable and going through the 9 locks was an adventure.
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The second time I have taken this tour in six months. This time we commenced in Paris central and ended at this Parc. The boat was crowded and as the weather wasn't perfect it was difficult to hear the guide as passengers were talking a lot and not interested in the commentary. Still a great way to see the canals and locks and I would certainly recommend this tour.
Very interesting the Canal S-Martin with the locks and anecdotes and historical facts at each one. The guide did a good job, in English and French. Of course, had beautiful sunny day!
A great trip - very interesting going through all the locks down to the Seine - very pretty bridges, and seeing a lot of Paris which tourists do not generally see. Then out into the Seine and round the Isle de La Cite, past the Notre Dame and down to the Quay D'Orsay. Just the thing to rest your legs after doing so much walking around Paris!.Most enjoyable.
We had a most interesting trip firstly along the Paris Canals starting at La Villette Park and travelling south passing through 9 locks before entering in to the Seine. The trip continued along the Seine passing many historic sights until we reached the iconic Eiffel Tower then return to disembark at The D'Orsay Museum. Our very knowledgeable guide provided an interesting and detailed commentary on the features of the canals and the numerous historic sights we passed on the Seine. A most enjoyable afternoons outing.
A wonderful cruise which we enjoyed very much. Going down the canal is a great experience, particularly with an expert guide like Arnauld.
We thought the trip was great. The cold weather turned almost balmy, the skies were clear and the trip both informative and scenic. A live narration,in both French and English, was provided. The trip through the series of locks was a unique experience.
My partner and I recommend this trip to all ages. Kathleen ( from Seattle Washington)
I was really interested in the canal systems in Paris. This tour didn't disappoint amazing experience and well worth doing something a bit different from the usual river cruise.
We enjoyed the final Canal and River Cruise of the 2012 season on a bright, but slightly chilly Sunday afternoon. I suspect that we were not alone in being unaware that there was a delightful canal through the city. The guide was extremely informative and highly amusing in two languages, ver good value!
Loved it! The guide was friendly and informative. The tour started in the northeastern section of Paris and dropped us off in the center of town near the Orsay. We went through a tunnel and were underneath the streets of the city for a time where larger boats would not have been able to go.
We really enjoyed this tour. The guide Elizabeth was interesting to listen to, and the scenery was amazing, of course. The tunnel was fantastic. It is a pretty slow trip up the canal through the locks, be prepared to just sit for a while. We had a lovely lunch at a local restaurant, where no english was spoken (fabulous!) before using the metro to return to the centre of Paris.
Excellent and interesting trip. Great commentary and well worth the time and price.
This was a great tour. Very informative and scenic. A lot of fun!
Smooth and easy. Simply handed the voucher to the cruise operator and that was that.
This was a highlight of our short Paris stay. We had an excellent guide. The unique travel on the canal through eight "locks" and experiencing Paris neighborhoods by canal boat was spectacular. We highly recommend this tour as part of your seeing "the city of lights."
The tour was great, the tour guide's english was a bit difficult to understand. The tour through the locks was a little boring for me. All in all, I wish I would have taken the traditional Seine River cruise. I would recommend this cruise and it was good.
Because we had been to Paris before and had seen the usual touristy things I decided to do the canal tour through Paris. It started on the Seine and we entered St Martins Canal from there and travelled to the outer suburbs of Paris passing through many locks. This Canal was ordered by Napoleon and was set up to carry water and goods into Paris and so is very old. It was a reaxing half day and we saw a different side of Paris. My husband loved it!
Very informative, totally enjoyable. we saw a section of Paris we did not know existed.
I make it to Paris to visit my brother Once, maybe twice a year. I've seen the sights and am always looking for something new to explore. Bored with the regular cruises on the Seine, I booked this canal cruise - who knew there were canals? _ and had a wonderful 2 1/2 hour tour of the lock system (the tunnel was cool - literally and figuratively). Ending at the Parc de la Villette a was a surprise (http://www.villette.com/fr/ ) and so was the wonderful Science and Technology museum (http://www.cite-sciences.fr/en/cite-des-sciences ) . Loved the Planetarium!
A quick walk to one of two Metro stations and I was back at my brother's in the 14th in minutes. A great way to spend a day...and very reasonably priced also!