Itineraries

You can rent our boats from 1 hour to 1 day.

According to your tastes and wishes, you can enjoy a body of water composed by 40 kilometers waterway: The Bassin de la Villette, The Canal Saint Martin, the Canal de l’Ourcq.

Here are a few examples of cruises, however Marin d’Eau Douce team will advise you on our base custom-made itineraries according to your expectations, your navigation grade and the strolling length that you want:

1-hour itinerary:

During that hour of navigation, you can enjoy the Bassin de la Villette. It is a pond located between the Canal Saint-Martin and the Canal de l’Ourcq. The Bassin de la Villette is the starting point of every Marin d’Eau Douce’s cruise. On this 1 kilometre pond you will be able to navigate from the Rotonde Stalingrad up to the Crimée Bridge. During those 1-hour strolls the navigation area is limited by these borders. In one hour, you can’t sail out of the Bassin de la Villette.
➜ 1 km Track.

Itinerary Bassin de la Villette

2-hour itinerary:

For 2 hours of navigation, you will be allowed to sail out of the Bassin de la Villette and reach the Canal de l’Ourcq. According to the size of the boat and thus its speed different itineraries are possible:

  • Aboard the ACE (5 people boat) you could pass in front of the Rotonde Ledoux (a historic gate of Paris), the Former Magasins Généraux and you will be allowed to pass under the lifting Crimée Bridge. Then you may navigate until the Parc de la Villette, The Géode and the Great Pantin Flour Mills.
  • Aboard the SCOOP (7 people boat) or the MOST (11 people boat) you could also pass in front of the Rotonde Ledoux, the Former Margasin Généraux and be allowed to pass under the lifting Crimée Bridge. Finally, you will navigate through the Parc de la Villette (where you can see the Cité des Siences, the Géode, the Great Pantin Flour Mills, etc.) and continue your cruise on the canal getting ahead of the Dance National Center to reach the Former Customs House. It’s a pleasant urban track allowing you to see many industrial buildings and National Memorials of Paris.

➜ 6 km Track (round-trip) which takes around 2 hours.

Itinerary Géode-Pantin

3-hours itinerary:

For 3 hours of navigation, you will be allowed to sail out of the Bassin de la Villette and reach the Canal de l’Ourcq. According to the size of the boat and thus its speed different itineraries are possible:

  • Aboard the ACE (5 people boat) you could pass in front of the Rotonde Ledoux (a historic gate of Paris), the Former Magasins Généraux and you will be allowed to pass under the lifting Crimée Bridge. Then you will navigate through the Parc de la Villette (where you can see the Cité des Siences, the Géode, the Great Pantin Flour Mills, etc.) and continue your cruise on the canal getting ahead of the Dance National Center to reach The Former Customs House. It’s a pleasant urban track allowing you to see many industrial buildings and National Memorials of Paris.
  • Aboard the SCOOP (7 people boat) or the MOST (11 people boat) you could also pass in front of the Rotonde Ledoux, the Former Margasin Généraux and be allowed to pass under the lifting Crimée Bridge. Finally, you will navigate through the Parc de la Villette (where you can see the Cité des Siences, the Géode, the Great Pantin Flour Mills, etc.) and continue your cruise on the canal getting ahead of the Dance National Center and the Former Customs House to reach the Bergère Park.

➜ 13 km Track (Round-trip) which takes around 3 hours.

Itinerary park Bergère

A half-day itinerary :

For 4 hours of navigation, you will be allowed to sail out of the Bassin de la Villette and reach the Canal de l’Ourcq. According to the size of the boat and thus its speed different itineraries are possible:

  • Aboard the ACE (5 people boat) you could pass in front of the Rotonde Ledoux, the Former Margasin Généraux and you will be allowed to pass under the lifting Crimée Bridge. Then, you will navigate through the Parc de la Villette (where you can see the Cité des Siences, the Géode, the Great Pantin Flour Mills, etc.) and continue your cruise on the canal getting ahead of the Dance National Center and the Former Customs House to reach the Bergère Park where you could moor for a short break.
  • Aboard the SCOOP (7 people boat) or the MOST (11 people boat) you could also pass in front of the Rotonde Ledoux, the Former Margasin Généraux and be allowed to pass under the lifting Crimée Bridge. Finally, you will navigate through the Parc de la Villette (where you can see the Cité des Siences, the Géode, the Great Pantin Flour Mills, etc.) and continue your cruise on the canal getting ahead of the Dance National Center and the Former Customs House to reach the Bergère Park where you could moor for a 1-hour break.

➜ 13 km Track(Round-trip) which takes around 4 hours.

A full-day itinerary :

For 6 hours of navigation you will be allowed to sail out of the Bassin de la Villette and navigate along the Canal de l’Ourcq to reach the Sevran’s lock. You can only schedule this stroll aboard the SCOOP (7 people boat) and the MOST (11 people boat).
During this cruise, you can cross the lifting Crimée Bridge and ride through the Parc de la Villette, get ahead the Great Pantin Flour Mills and the Former Customs House, sail across the Bergère Park to finally reach Sevran’s lock near the Poudrerie’s Park.

➜ 40 km Track (Rounding-trip) which takes around 6 hours.

itinerary Sevran

We advise you a few strolls aboard our electric self-drive boats to enjoy the canals’ tranquillity.
Our electric self-drive boats rental base is located on the Bassin de la Villette (in front of the 37, quai de la Seine, 75019, PARIS) between the MK2 cinemas and Flandre footbridge.
You can find all the cruises details following the links bellow:

Summary of journey times – round trip
Journey time (Round trip)
Villette Bassin: 1HR
The Geode / Moulin de Pantin: 2HRS
Hôtel des Douanes: 2HRS
Parc Bergère: 3HRS
Picnic in the Parc Bergère: HALF DAY (4 HRS)
Sevran Lock before the Parc Pouderie: FULL DAY (6HRS)