14h25 : Départ du Musée d'OrsayYou’ll embark close to the Musée d’Orsay on the Seine river and pass by the Tuileries’ garden, the Musée du Louvre… And there is the Arts’ footbridge, the Institute of France, the City’s Island and Notre Dame. Not forgetting the magnificent particular hotels of the Saint Louis Island. Suddenly the adventure begins with the first lock and the entrance to the canal Saint-Martin.
Here is the Arsenal Port and the Bastille’s genius is looking at you from the 171 feet of its column. Then, the boat enters in the dark : 1,24 Miles of darkness inside a mysterious underneath vault perforated by light holes… A place filled with magic and beauty. Once you come out from the tunnel, you’ll discover the canal Saint-Martin filled of poetry : a surprising aquatic path surrounded by romantic footbridge which are bordered by chestnut trees and fishermen.
Near the Temple’s lock we can see Frederic Lemaître’s bust based on a public square, Ganrance and the “Children of Heaven” aren’t far from here. Here is the Recollets’ lock and the Hotel du Nord : the “atmosphere” is really here ! François Villon’s ghost is murmuring “Human brothers, who are living after us…”. We’re approaching the Dead lock where the Montfaucon gibbet was standing. The boat passes by the Bassin de la Villette, then the rising footbridge of Crimée street before reeching the Parc de la Villette, ultimate spot of your cruise. There you’ll find the Geode, the Cité des Sciences, the Music Museum and also the magnificent themed gardens.
Meeting in the Quai Anatole France, alongside the Musée d’Orsay car park, PARIS 7th district (Subway station : Solférino or Suburban train station : Musée d’Orsay)
• Departure at 2.25PM and arrival around 5.15PM in the center of the Parc de la Villette.
Information : Our 2 hour 30 cruises on the Seine river and the canal Saint-Martin have French and English commentaries and are daily from the 21st of March to the 14th of November of 2010 (outside from these dates : on demand for groups of more than 40 persons).
|Enfant (4-11 ans)
|Jeune (12-25 ans)
|Senior (+65 ans)
|Offre Famille : 2 adultes + 2 enfants (-18 ans)
Baby price until 3 years old
Child price until 11 years old
Group price 20
Cheques, Chèques Vacances (French holiday vouchers), Cash and Banker's card.