Route 1: from the Musée d'Orsay to the Parc de la Villette (from the Seine to the Canal Saint-Martin)
Route 2: from the Parc de la Villette to the Musée d'Orsay (from the Canal Saint-Martin to the Seine)

cruise on the canal saint martin

WE love a very nice route on both the Seine and the Canal Saint-Martin
The +:  the passage of 9 locks
Duration:  2h30 approx.
Departure:  from the Musée d'Orsay or from the Parc de la Villette (depending on the route)
Free:  for children under 4 years old

THE CRUISE ON THE CANAL SAINT-MARTIN : 2 POSSIBLE ROUTES

  • Course n°1 From the Musée d'Orsay to the Parc de la Villette
  • Course n°2 from the bassin de la Villette to the Musée d'Orsay
  • A cruise that allows you to navigate both on the Seine and on the Canal Saint-Martin
  • Whatever the direction of navigation and the chosen route, you will pass through 9 locks, navigate under two swing bridges and under an underground vault (Bastille vault)
  • The route goes through the port of the Arsenal
  • The emblematic monuments on the route : the Musée d'Orsay, Notre Dame de Paris and the Louvre
From the Musée d'Orsay to the Parc de la Villette
(departure at 9:45 am)

From the Parc de la Villette to the Musée d'Orsay
(departure at 2:30 pm)

TIMETABLE OF THE CRUISE ON THE CANAL SAINT-MARTIN

  • 09h45 : departure from the Musée d'Orsay, arrival at the Parc de la Villette (arrival around 12h15)
  • 2:30 pm : departure from the Parc de la Villette, arrival at the Musée d'Orsay (arrival around 5 pm)

USEFUL INFORMATION

  • Departure : Quai Anatole France, for the cruise from the Orsay Museum to the Parc de la Villette
  • Departure : Parc de la Villette in Paris, on the canal de l'Ourcq, behind the restaurant "My Boat" for the cruise from Parc de la Villette to the Musée d'Orsay
  • Duration of the cruise 2h30, whatever the route
  • Non-stop cruise
  • The starting point is different from the end point (it's not a loop) / It's a one-way trip
  • Comments in French and English

2h30 cruise on the canal saint martin

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