Margaret D Australia
Relaxing view of a little known area of Paris. Traveled through 7 locks on the canal. Science Museum at end suitable for children NOT adults. Return via Metro to central Paris.
So glad we did this tour even though we had a seine river cruise included in the Paris Pass. The canal St Martin was gorgeous and took us up to the Parc de Villete where we chose to get off . You could ''catch the boat back' through the canal again to the starting point or get off and walk/ metro back on your own. We went through the Parc and then to the Musicale de Cite ourselves (not included in the tour) - the most magnificent museum for musical instruments in the world - just amazing - the audio tour of this museum is fantastic - then we walked back to the Louvre - this is a very long walk but flat and interesting. I highly recommend this tour - for the canal, or for a beautiful way to get yourself to the Parc de Villette. By the way, the roof top seating on the boat was full so we were downstairs - we actually found this better because the big windows open right out and we could walk from one side of the boat to the other to catch the sights on both sides.
angie rouede USA
The cruise was a great way to get into the neighborhoods/arrondisements of Paris. The guide was knowledgeable, entertaining, and pleasant. We learned alot, and did quite a bit of picture taking. I would highly recommend this for the Novice as well as the Veteran traveller. A must!
Joseph M USA
Super afternoon seeing a wonderful side of Paris that we have never seen on previous trips.
Very nice experience. Perfect way to see Paris and all the attractions from different perspective.
WOW, this tour is fantastic. It is hard to believe that you rise 27m from start to finish. The locks are amazing. Very enjoyable cruise with good informative narrative in English and other languages. Able to move from inside to outside and on top of the boat. Would do it again. Very relaxing and picturesque.
It was such fun to relax as we passed by the Louvre, Notre Dame and the many beautiful buildings on either side of the Seine. Great photo opportunities! Then, the fun of entering Canal St- Martin and going through the locks! Enjoyed the enthusiasm of passengers from the children to two delightful senior ladies having the time of their life! I would say: do this!
Truely wondeful voyage of delights. Even with poor weather the trip was enjoyable. Would have liked more time on the Seine but this would have just been the cherry on top. 6 in our party all loved the trip.
This was a great trip never knew there was so many locks in on one canal. One thing i woul dmention is that the trip does not end where you started so do not make plans for straight after as you will have to make you way back which will take some time. Standing at the front of the boat when your at the locks is great for watching for how they work as well. I would reccomend this to anyone
The canal ride was excellent and beautiful. The guide was very good and informative. He provided good historical commentary as well.
We had a wonderful afternoon cruise starting at the Canal St. Denis and through Canal St. Martin and on to the Seine. The tour guide was most informative. A definite to-do when visiting Paris.
Nice tour in a nice weather! Our three year old daughter loved it!
Totally enjoyable travelling through the canal, locks and tree lined avenue
This was the best tour we purchased, The tour took place early in the morning for Paris, and so it wasn't crowded at all. The Seine River cruise was beautiful, and the canals were amazing, definitely a side of Paris that one does not get to see very often. The tour guide was very informative, and explained a lot of the history about the locks in the canal, and the neighborhoods we passed by. I would definitely do this tour again. In Northern Paris, where the tour ended, there was a great little canal front cafe and restaurant called "Belushis" that served yummy food, and there were lots of Metro and Bus stops nearby. This was a 5 star tour, and I would highly recommend it!
We really enjoyed our morning cruise-interesting trip with lockes and tunnel and great commentary Very relaxing morning plus price of cruise excellent To complete day at end of cruise we walked into cafe area and had alovely meal in local restuarant before catching underground back to our base.A great tour and would recommend it.!
A unique experience. Something you must do when visiting Paris - a very different experience from any other. Just watching the locks fill with water while the boat rises on the brim. Exceptional.
This was different from the traditional Seine cruise, as it took us to a part of Paris less well-known to tourists. The locks were interesting, as was the commentary. We went further than I had expected and it was easy to find the Metro station to return to the city centre.
Very different side of Paris and a fun trip. The guide talked much too fast. A little map showing how to reach the Metro with brief instructions of which line to catch to get into central Paris would be helpful for older folks not familiar with the Metro system!!!
An unusual and excellent experience. After seeing Paris from the Seine from Musee d'Orsay to beyond Notre Dame, the route turned into the St Martin Canal for an entirely different kind of paris experience. The long tunnel after the first lock was fascinating! Thereafter there was plenty of local and historical interest, highlighted by an informative commentary. Well worth the money.