Discovery cruises

Art and heritage across the water ! Our discovery cruises take you to unknown places. This tourist cruise has been revisited to offer you original boat rides. Go on a lively commented cruise, an unusual cruise to discover the Paris canals and their banks, from Paris to Saint-Denis.

A zing of humour, a pinch of fantasy, a handfull of intrigue or a mix of music notes… the recipe changes regularly and there is something for everyone : street-art fans, sailing enthusiasts, those curious to learn about the industrial past of the canal… all will enjoy listening to stories told by an expert.

Every Saturday and Sunday from 6th July to 25 August 2019
Cruises on the Paris canals departing from bassin de la Villette

Tourist themed cruises : A trip by boat to parc de la Poudrerie

Let yourself be drawn by the call of the forest and go on a commented cruise between Paris and parc de la Poudrerie !
All along this trip on water you will discover the history of the landscape of the canal de l’Ourcq from la villette to the forest park la Poudrerie.

You can also take the cruise from Sevran to Paris or from Paris to Sevran and come back on the RER or by bicycle or boat !

Boat ride from bassin de la Villette to Pantin

This cruise will allow you to discover the canal de l’Ourcq from la Villette to the « magasins généraux » in Pantin

Every Sunday from 6th July to 25th August 2019. Leaving from bassin de la Villette.


Street Art Avenue cruise

For a commented crossing on water and in the company of an artist who will share his work with you, take part in our street-art cruise. An urban artist or someone else involved in this major project on canal Saint-Denis will present Street-Art Avenue art works, an artistic project that began in the summer of 2016. Street-Art Avenue is an initiative of the Plaine Commune Greater Paris tourist office.

Dates 2019 to follow…


Visit the Paris Pont de Flandre lock

After a cruise on the Ourcq retracing the past of the canal, we invite you to discover an exclusive visit of the lockmaster’s house on the Pont de Flandre who controls all the locks on canal Saint-Denis.

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