Marin d’Eau Douce is an exciting new way for you to discover Paris by boat, and you don’t need a licence! Enjoy a thrilling journey on some of the 40km of waterways that make up Canal Saint Martin, canal de l’Ourq and the Bassin de la Villette. The 15 boats at Marin d’Eau Douce are very easy to operate and after a few simple instructions you’ll be ready to explore the city as never before.
Boats are available for 5,7, or 11 passengers and you can rent by the hour or by the day. There are several great routes to choose from, or you can plan your own itinerary with the assistance of the team at Marin d’Eau Douce. Perhaps you’d like a short trip; choose from 1 hour, 2 hour and 3 hour rentals. If you’re new to boats you can select a 1 hour ride on Bassin de la Villette where you can learn a little about the easy navigation required before relaxing with a picnic lunch which can be booked in advance.
Take a longer 2 hour trip on Bassin de la Villette crossing the Crimea Bridge to Geode and Pantin mills, or when you’re more confident try a half day or full day trip to Park Bergere that takes in locks and swing bridges. See Paris from a totally new perspective and enjoy a fun, family day on an easy to operate boat with Marin d’Eau Douce during your next stay in the city.
Boating company Marin d’Eau douce : Open 7/7 – from 9:00 – 22:00
Bassin de la Villette, 37 quai de la Seine, Paris 19e
Metro : Riquet, line 7 – Stalingrad, lines 2, 5 and 7
Hotel Marais Bastille, a 3 star Design hotel in the heart of Paris.