River shuttles

Take a trip on the Canal de l’Ourcq in Paris: Welcome on board our river shuttles for 1 or 2 euros!

The river shuttles are back on the Ourcq canal  this summer with the festival Eté du Canal. Hop on our boat shuttles and let them take you to our different events: floating concerts, balls, play, water sports etc..

Every weekend from July 8th to August 13th 2023, hop on our river shuttles for 1¤ per trip on Saturdays, 2¤ per trip on Sundays with a departure every 40 minutes.

These river shuttles will take you all summer long to dance balls, water parks, barges, shows and other festive entertainments during the Eté du Canal – Summer on the Canal festival.

An original view of Paris as seen from a boat

Once on board and carried along by the current, you will experience the canal differently, drifting slowly along while enjoying another side of Paris: "la Rotonde" by Nicolas Ledoux at Bassin de la Villette, the architecture of Parc de la Villette, the site of the Grands-Moulins in Pantin, the Centre National de la Danse – national Dance Centre, the East-European TGV Technicentre or the departemental parc de la Bergère in Bobigny. Get off when you want at the different stops to enjoy a party, concert and other dances or simply take in the view that passes in front of your eyes from the boat.

Practical information

Ticket rates for summer shuttles: 1¤ on Saturdays and 2¤ on Sundays. The trip is free for children under 10 accompanied by an adult, two children per adult max.

Parc de la Villette (Paris)
(metro line 5 "Porte de Pantin" or line 7 "Porte de la Villette")
- at la Villette the shuttle boarding point is located in front of the folie P5 on the Grande Halle de la Villette side in front of the Géode - the folies are those "red" buildings located along the canal de l'Ourcq).
Metro 5 Porte de Pantin (6 minutes) or Metro 7 Porte de la Villette (7 minutes)
> from 2pm to about 8pm, in the direction of Noisy/Bondy

(metro line 5 "Eglise de Pantin")
- board the shuttle bus at the end of Place de la Pointe. At the corner with the mail Charles de Gaulle (small paved alley that leaves the metro and the vélib' station and goes down to the canal)
Metro line 5, station église de Pantin (exit bus station)
> from 2:15 pm to about 7:45 pm, in the direction of Bobigny and Noisy/Bondy
> from 3:40 pm to about 8:40 pm, in the direction of Parc de la Villette

(Bergère departmental park)
- The summer shuttle bus stop is located on the banks of the canal near the Pierre Simon Girard footbridge, which connects the Parc départemental de la Bergère to the Place des Écoles near the N3.
Metro line 5, Pablo-Picasso station (10 min) direction Cité administrative, Parc de la Bergère
> from 2:45 p.m. to about 7:00 p.m., in the direction of Noisy/Bondy (until August 6, 2023)
> from 3:15 pm to about 8:15 pm, in the direction of Parc de la Villette

From the Parc de la Villette, there is a boat at most every 40 minutes between 2pm and 7:30pm.
Last departure from Parc de la Villette to Bobigny: 7:30 pm.
Last departure from Bobigny to Paris la Villette: 20:30.
The duration of the trip between the Parc de la Villette (metro: Porte de Pantin) and Bobigny is about 40 minutes.

TERMINUS ! When the boat arrives at its terminus, the descent of passengers is mandatory, the boat then turns around and returns to Paris after the boarding of new passengers.

We remind you that it is important to take precautions and to bring the necessary supplies (navigo, tickets) in case of impossibility to board a shuttle, in case of strong crowd or if the last boat has already left!

Only on weekend !

River shuttles during the Eté du Canal - Festival de l’Ourcq will sail only on Saturdays and Sundays in July and August.
There are no Eté du Canal boats at this special price during the week (Monday to Friday) and off summer season on the same routes.

Good tips!

To avoid the rush, take the shuttles between midday and 3pm for a guaranteed quiet moment.

List and addresses of correspondence stops:

See also:

Cruises during the festival Été du canal

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