Day cruises

A day like no other on a boat near Paris center !

This summer, we would like to take you away from the hustle and bustle of the city on board our one-day cruises on a small section of the canal de l’Ourcq.

This cruise invites you to leave the city and its buildings and instead to come and admire the bucolic countryside along the canal. Leaving from Bassin de la Villette towards Trilbardou, you will live a unique experience. Pulled by horses on some parts on the journey, you will be plunged right back into the past to savour the tranquillity and charm of the canal.

In the programme… tour of the Trilbardou elevator factory, free time for lunch on the water’s edge, cruise is partly horse-drawn… This cruise is also done without the horse-drawn part.


Departure : 8.30 from Bassin de la Villette (13, quai de la Loire, métro Jaurès).
Lunch (not included in the cruise rate) at Claye-Souilly.
Afternoon : guided cruise with or without horse-drawn option.
5pm – 5.30pm : guided tour of the Trilbardou elevator factory.
Return at 7pm by bus to Bassin de la Villette.

A day like no other on the canal de l’Ourcq (with horse-drawn option).
Every Saturday from 6th May to 26th August.
64 euros (meal not included)

Cruise on the canal de l’Ourcq (without horse-drawn option).
Every Thursday from 20th July to 24th August 2017.
Rate : from 49 euros (lunch not included)

These visits aren't available anymore!!! But you can check all the activities around rivers and canals.

Trilbardou factory, an industrial heritage treasure

Trilbardou factory, north of ParisThe Trilbardou elevator factory was built under Napoleon III to supply the canal de l’Ourcq with water taken from the Marne. A classified monument, it is one of the most splendid examples of industrial heritage in France and a fine testimonial to technological evolution of the 19th century in the field of hydraulic energy use.

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