Paris Canal

Bassin de la Villette - 21 quai de la Loire - 75019 Paris La Villette
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Covid-19: Reopening 27 June 2020.
From the Musée d’Orsay to the Parc de la Villette
Experience the most amazing cruise in Paris!
A relaxing and instructive sightseeing cruise of 2h30 over the centuries from Paris centre to the Parc de la Villette, streaming-up the Canal St Martin through a series of locks and swing bridges.
A river excursion combining some of the most beautiful monuments of the City of Lights and more secret sides of Paris.
You navigate through several districts including the trendy 10th arrondissement. You arrive at the futurist Parc de la Villette with the Cité des Sciences, La Géode, La Philharmonie and leisure activities for children and adults.
All our cruises are explained in French and English by our guide.
Other languages: Written description available on board

Access to the landing stages:
Musée d'Orsay: At 23 quai Anatole France, go down the stairs to the pedestrian quay. Our boat is moored at N°12 of the Port de Solférino.
Metro Line 12: Solférino station
RER Line C: Musée d'Orsay station

Parc de La Villette: Entrance to the park at 211, avenue Jean Jaurès. Take the main alley, past La Grande Halle de La Villette. Continue straight on towards the Canal de l'Ourcq. The boat is moored behind the restaurant "211".
Metro Line 5: Porte de Pantin station

Reservations required: / [email protected] / Tel: +33 (0) 01 42 40 96 97


Adult: 23€ / Youth: 20€ / Child: 15


Headquarters located at : Bassin de la Villette - 19/21 quai de La Loire - Paris 19ème open from Monday to Friday from 9:00 am to 6:00 pm. (Jean Jaurès station).
10.00 am - Departure from the Musée d'Orsay
This cruise also exists in the opposite direction, leaving from the Parc de La Villette:
14:30 - Departure from Parc de la Villette
Frequency :
Wednesday to Sunday and every day during school holidays.
Departures to be consulted on:


  • Tailor-made tours
  • Walks, districts
Language(s) spoken:

English, French

Sustainable approach

Electro-solar powered catamaran 'Felix de Azara'.

Official partner


Bassin de la Villette - 21 quai de la Loire
75019 Paris
Public transportation
54Maroc - Flandre

Useful information

  • CB/Visa