Summer in Paris, welcome on board!

L'Été du Canal festival in Paris will liven up the banks of the canal de l’Ourcq, canal Saint-Denis all summer long, from July 6th to August 11th 2024.

For two months, these parisian canals will be bustling with fun, sport and cultural activities: concerts, balls, water-based leisure activities, street-art, cruises, parties, visits and strolls, open air cinema… all on the water’s edge.

Check out all year long water activities near Paris.

Summer program 2024 Paris Festival Ete du canal

Summer 2024 in Paris - festival Ete du Canal : cruises

Croisière musicale sur le canal de l'Ourcq au départ du bassin de la Villette
Eté du canal 2018 Croisière festive

River shuttles 1 or 2 ¤

River shuttles during the Été du Canal festival are back again on the Canal de l’Ourcq in July and August. Every weekend, embark upon a journey just a stone’s throw from Paris. For a small price, treat yourself to a moment of calm on the water’s edge.


Cruises on a Parisian Canal

Summer is all about festivities and discoveries and you can do both with our cruises. This summer, a hundred or so boat trips await you: music cruises, sightseeing cruises and more. Cruises are the perfect way to spend the day or the evening with your loved ones.

Bal barge

Dance balls 

Dance balls are organized this summer on the banks of the Ourcq canal. Hip hop, Latin music, waltz-musette, swing, world music… Try out different dance styles and learn new moves as you enjoy your summer night. You can also take part in open air dances find out where you can dance in Paris this summer.

péniche anako

Barges on the Ourcq

Do not hesitate to hop on to the barges moored along the Canal de l’Ourcq from the Bassin de la Villette to Pantin. You can take part in many activities: shows, concerts, exhibitions or you can just relax and enjoy your day with a cold drink.

Canal Ourcq vers Sevran Livry - Parc forestier de la Poudrerie

Parc de la Poudrerie

All summer long visit the canal in different ways! Rent a bike or a kayak and discover the splendid landscape along this small part of the Canal de l’Ourcq. Check out the program of festivities and activities in the magnificent Parc de la Poudrerie in Sevran-Livry.

balade canal de l'ourcq

Strolls and excursions

Come and explore Paris and the Canal de l’Ourcq from every angle, on foot, by bike, by boat or even by scooter. The guide will take you to the Paris that locals know and love with the help of actors, artists and locals themselves. Join them for a  memorable journey along the water’s edge.

Base nautique de La Villette

Everybody in the water! 

Yes you can tan, swim around and enjoy your day in Paris and its region. Paris may not have a beach but the city has several canals that are turned into beaches during the summer, cities like Bobigny, Noisy-le-sec, Aulnay-sous-bois and Paris offer you many water based activities such as rowboats, pedal boats canoes, beach soccer...Find out more about Paris Plage, the infamous Parisian beach that you can find along the Seine or along the Canal de l'Ourcq in the 19th district of Paris.

street art

An Urban Art Trail

Street artists come back year after year to revisit the urban landscape of the Canal de l'Ourcq and Canal Saint-Denis. These artists play a huge role in galvanizing the waterfront with their works from Paris to Aulnay-sous-Bois and from Paris to Saint-Denis. This summer you'll once again be able to admire the “Street-art Avenue” an open air museum while cruising along Canal Saint-Denis. These cruises commented by an artist or someone else who's involved in the project.

A surprising and striking street-art trail.


Make a quick stop in your day to enjoy a lunch, dinner or picnic on the waterfront and enjoy the bucolic atmosphere. Enjoy the restaurants and bars on the banks of the canal or stop at one of the snack bars or picnic areas: cafés and picnic spots in Paris.

Summer in greater Paris

The north-east of Paris isn't the only one with summer plans, the greater Paris area is also jumping into the water! Our friends from the Val-de-Marne will be taking you for a ride on the marne which crosses both Seine-saint-Denis and The Val-de-Marne with their program "Passeurs de Marne" and their river shuttles. Passeur de Marne will take you into beautiful countryside scenes along the river. 

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