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MakaNui Jun 21st, 2001 07:41 AM

Canals of Paris
 
Can anyone recommend a one day tour of the canals of Paris? I get the impression there are lots of different canals ... so I'm hoping to find the most charming and/or interesting tour.

elvira Jun 21st, 2001 08:13 AM

Canal St Martin tour is excellent; it's been a few years since I took the tour, so I don't know if it still starts in front of the d'Orsay. It ends in the Villette, which is a wonderful park and group of museums/exhibition halls. <BR> <BR>Here's the website: <BR>http://www.canauxrama.com/

s.fowler Jun 21st, 2001 08:17 AM

We took the canal st. martin trip in 1992 -- it was 3 hours from the D'Orsay quai to Parc de la Villette. It was WONDERFUL. You go UNDER Place de la Bastille and through real Parisian neighborhoods. Do it! <BR>Here's a picture I took on our trip: http://www.geocities.com/travelswithus/travel/paris.htm [it's at the bottom of the page]

Fred Jun 21st, 2001 08:35 AM

<BR>Cruising the canals and through the locks. <BR> <BR>Here are a few: <BR> <BR>Canauxrama <BR>13, quai de la Loire <BR>75019 Paris <BR>Tel: 001-33-1-42-39-15-00 <BR>Fax: 011-33-1-42-39-11-24 <BR>Metro: Jaures <BR> <BR>Paris Canal <BR>19/21. quai de la Loire <BR>75019 Paris <BR>Tel: 011-33-1-42-40-96-97 <BR>Fax: 011-33-1-42-40-77-30 <BR>Metro: Jaures <BR> <BR>Ourcq Loisires <BR>9, quai de la Loire <BR>75019 Paris <BR>Tel: <BR>011-33-1-42-40-82-10 <BR>Metro: Stalingrad <BR>For more Paris information e-mail me [email protected]

Nancy Jun 21st, 2001 07:02 PM

I just took the Paris Canal trip in May. I loved it. The man who narrated the trip was very entertaining and it was a new look at Paris.

linda Jun 22nd, 2001 01:11 PM

Nancy, Which group did you use? <BR> <BR> <BR>linda

xxx Jun 23rd, 2001 08:12 AM

I am going to Paris with my Mom the last week of October, and a canal boat trip sounds great. Can anyone tell me if the tour will still be operating that late in the season?<BR><BR>Thank you.

em Jun 23rd, 2001 10:21 AM

We took the trip early one morning from the dock near the d'orsay. I believe it<BR>was paris canal--the guide played the clarinet under the bridges. Pick up some great bread to munch on the voyage.<BR>Great fun.

elvira Jun 23rd, 2001 04:18 PM

So the guy with the clarinet is still guiding? Does he still have a ponytail? I can't remember whether he's English or American.<BR><BR>xxx:<BR>According to the website, the Canal St Martin will be closed from mid-September through mid-December for maintenance. There are other boat trips listed on the site (not in English yet) which look pretty cool:<BR>http://www.canauxrama.com/ <BR><BR><BR><BR><BR><BR><BR>

Nancy Jun 24th, 2001 06:17 PM

The canal trip I took in May was called Paris Canal - email [email protected] or website www.pariscanal.com. I requested a brochure before I left for Paris which came in handy as I was staying in an apartment and didn't have ready access to the brochure. I called to make sure of the schedule while there and they took a reservation for me. Not sure if a reservation is necessary but can't hurt. I took the afternoon trip from Parc de la Villette to Musee d'Orsay stop as the afternoons were nicer in May than the mornings. The trip is 3 hours and very leisurely.


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