Gourmand cruises and food workshops

For the gastronomer enthusiast, go on a food tasting cruise on the Ourcq. Gourmets and gourmands, hop on board for a brunch, a lunch or dinner on a boat in Paris.

Gourmand cruises and tasting workshops

Every Saturday and Sunday in summer, the Henri IV, a yacht boat look-a-like, will drop anchor at different spots to offer food tasting cruises, cookery workshops and beer brewing classes. You can choose whatever food cruise you prefer in Paris : a brunch cruise, a budget-friendly lunch cruise in Paris, or why not before dinner drinks followed by dinner… there is something for everyone, what ever your tastes and appetite.

What’s new in 2017 ! Eté du Canal is celebrating 10 years of success : Cruises - les croisières De l'assiette à l'écran (From plate to Screen) will take you on a culinary voyage across the water arriving at the open air cinema in la Villette.

Book a cruise or food workshop

Do not miss out on our tours and workshops around gastronomy on offer all year long. Discover the 2017 programme on FOOD cruises. To celebrate 10 years of Eté du Canal our teams have concocted a substantial menu ! Sign up !

A brunch on water this summer in Paris !

Brunch on a boat

You can brunch on a boat every Saturday during the summer at 12h30 from 8th July 2017. The company (les Marmites volantes) will put together a delicious menu for you.

27¤-16¤ for the under 12s / Leaves from bassin de La Villette every Saturday from 8th July to 26th August 2017 at 12.30

Cruise and Brunch on the canal banks

What’s new in 2017 ! Eté du Canal can give a range of different places to brunch along the  banks of canal de l’Ourcq. Temporary brownfields revisited for the occasion in Bobigny by different groups. The boat will take you to these places.

A first, we will take you to brunch on the balconies of the National Dance centre. After the cruise which will drop you off at the National Dance centre, enjoy a brunch on the water’s edge. The brunch will be served on the balconies of this building and its unusual architecture. The brunch will consist of local food products and pastries. Sign up!

20 ¤ / leaves from Bassin de la Villette on Saturday 22nd July 2017 at 12.00. Cruise from 12.00 to 12.30 and brunch at the National Dance centre.

Incredible but true ! you can brunch on the walkway at parc de la Villette near the folie L5. After the cruise, you will be dropped off in front of the folie L5, Les Villette Makerz, the locals in folie L5 will offer you a first-time ever brunch made here and a rare view over the park and the canal de l’Ourcq. Sign up.

Leaves from Bassin de la Villette on Sunday 6th August 2017 at 12.00. Cruise from 12.00 to 12.10 and brunch at the Folie L5 in parc de la villette.

Come and enjoy a vegetarian brunch on the site of a temporary brownfield on the banks of the canal de l’Ourcq taken over for the occasion by the architect group Bellastock. This temporary space will be transformed in to a leisure port during the Ete du Canal festival and will become the place for fun and festivities. After your cruise on the bassin de la Villette to the leisure port, you will get off at this unique place for a brunch made by Marmites Volantes using only fresh home-made products and organic vegetables selected from local market gardens.

Leaves from Bassin de la Villette on Sunday 16th July 2017 and Saturday 19th August 2017 at 12.00. Cruise from 12.00 to 1.00pm and brunch at Port de loisirs during Eté du Canal.

The same goes for Manufacture 111 which proposes brunches on the port de loisirs following your cruise which will drop you off at this incredible place. In the programme - a Soul Food brunch in an Afro-American ambiance rich in culinary and musical discoveries.

Leaves from Bassin de la Villette on Sunday 20th August 2017 at 12.00. Cruise from 12.00 to 1.00pm and brunch at Port de Loisirs during the Eté du Canal.

Gourmet cruise

Discover French cuisine revisited by young talented chef - Les Pantins and go on a gourmet cruise. The chefs will take on the challenge of putting together  a menu haute cuisine made with only local products away from their kitchens and restaurant at 6, rue Victor Hugo in Pantin.

A date not to be missed ! sign up.

26 ¤/ Leaves from Bassin de la Villette on Saturday 15th July at 7.00pm / Duration : 2h

Dinner and cruise with the brewers Deck & Donohue to music

Take off on a cruise with the brewers from Montreuil Deck & Donohue to the rhythm of Brazilian music. In the programme – homemade beer to quench your thirst, a sack lunch made

By Marmites Volantes and a Brazilian music concert with the group Trio Zelas. Sign up.

29¤/ leaves from Bassin de la Villette on Saturday 8th July 2017 at 7pm / Duration : 2h

Festive cruise and anti-waste

Freegan Pony, an anti-waste participative canteen, you are invited to take part in a « Sandwichs du monde » (sandwiches for all) cruise to share sandwiches made with unsold products from Rungis market

20¤ / Leaves from bassin de la Villette the 26th and 27th August at 7.30pm / Duration : 2h

Cruises "De l'assiette à l'écran" (from plate to screen) and the open-air cinema in La villette

What’s new in 2017 ! every Saturday and Sunday from 22nd july to 20th August, hop on board the cruise « From plate to Screen » during the Eté du Canal festival ! To celebrate 10 years of success, Eté du Canal, in association with La villette, combines cruise and cinema  - a first ever – the cruise takes you on a cinema journey to finish off at la Villette and its open-air cinema on the giant screen.

Ten gourmand cruises on board the henri IV are proposed in association with the open-air cinema at La Villette. Programmed from 7.30 to 9pm, the cuise will drop you off just on time at parc de la villette to enjoy a movie.

Cruise programme « From plate to screen »

Cruise Apero-electro  – Lastman live ! Saturday 22nd July before the series lastman directed by Jérémie Périn. Hop on board with beer experts HOPUP / DJ set Fred Avril and Philippe Monthaye.

Cruise Qu’y aura-t-il dans nos assiettes demain? Sunday 23rd July before the movie Soleil vert by Richard Fleischer. Hop on board with the Italian caterer and anti-waste Altrimenti and go on a zero-waste tasty journey.

Cruise burger on the boat ! Saturday 29th July before the movie on the road to Madison by Clint Eastwood. Hop on board with Plaine de Saveurs and enjoy their succulent burgers…

Cruise « a la bonne franquette » ! (simply good food) Sunday 30th July before the movie Le Chat by Pierre Granier-Deferre. Hop on board with the specialist on natural wines En Vrac  enjoy the wines while eating French specialties revisited.

Cruise Casa Nostra et recette della Mamma ! Saturday 5th August before the movie Goodfellas  by Martin Scorsese. Hop on board with the Italian caterer Altrimenti and taste typical dishes from the South of Italy and Sicily while cruising.

Cruise Les recettes de mamie Andrée on Sunday 6th August before the movie Sabrina by Billy Wilder. Hop on board with the caterer Mamie Foodie and savour all the small dishes prepared by Mamie Andrée. She will reveal her passion for French cuisine.

Cruise L’apéro du p’tit Paris on Saturday 12th August before the movie La Cérémonie by Claude Chabrol. Hop on board with la Bonne Franquette who revisits French cuisine classics Street food style using French quality products.

Cruise Antipasti à la Fellini on Sunday 13th August before the movie Amarcord by Frederico Fellini. Hop on board with the Italian caterer Altrimenti who proposes tasting traditional dishes, 100% anti-waste and at the same time introducing popular dishes from the Rimini region.

Cruise La tambouille de Rémi on Saturday 19th August before the movie Ratatouille by Brad Bird. Hop on board with Mam’Ayoka and enjoy nice simple food.

Cruise Chou d’amour à la façon de Peau d’âne ! on Sunday 20th August around the movie Peau d’âne by Jacques Demy. Hop on board with Serge, our Profiterolier  to discover the secrets of profiterole-making followed by a very savoury tasting session…

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