Get a perspective on Paris unseen by many visitors on this river and canal cruise. Make your way to the departure point near either the Musée d'Orsay or the Villette Basin (depending on departure time selected), and settle into a seat in the inside cabin or outside deck of a specially designed sightseeing boat.
As you cruise down the gentle currents of the River Seine, admire some of the city’s most iconic monuments including the Louvre Museum, Institute of France, the ancient city center of Ile-Saint-Louis and the legendary bell towers of Notre Dame Cathedral. Live onboard commentary provides interesting background on passing attractions.
Enter the mouth of the narrower Canal Saint Martin to begin a cruise through a historic canal system built under the direction of Napoleon in the early 1800s. Travel through a dimly lit tunnel beneath the French Revolution site Place de la Bastille, emerging onto a romantic watery boulevard. Learn the history behind old, authentic Parisian neighborhoods as you travel through a series of locks and lovely footbridges.
The 2.5-hour tour concludes at either the Musée d'Orsay or the enchanting gardens of the Villette Basin.