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) you will be allowed to pass under the Crimée lifting Bridge, navigate through the Parc de la Villette and reach the Former Customs House.
- Aboard both the SCOOP (7 people) and the MOST (11 people) you could also cross the Crimée lifting Bridge, navigate along the Parc de la Villette and reach the Bergère Park.
Different cruising shape for a 3-hours Stroll
This length is ideal to relax and have an aperitif, a snack or a picnic aboard our electric self-drive boats. To make your cruise even more comfortable, optional aperitif hampers and removable table can be booked
Sailing up the canal starts in the middle of Paris. After discovering the Rotonde Ledoux (an historical gate of Paris) on the Bassin de la Villette, you will meet the Crimée lifting Bridge (the last lifting bridge of Paris). It lifts up every 30 minutes from 9:15AM till 9:15PM. After crossing this bridge, you could navigate along the Parc de la Villette where you can see the Géode. It was inaugurated on May the 6th of 1985. There are still other geodes in France but this one is the last one in Paris since the closure of the geode of La Défense in 2001. You will also get ahead of the Cité des Sciences in the middle of this park. You will reach the Pantin Great Flour Mills, an industrial flour mill created in 1884 along the Canal de l’Ourcq and next to the railways. In 2003, the industrial activity stopped and the buildings were rehabilitated to host the company BNP Paribas Securities Services headquarters. Before turning around, you could see the Former Customs House. A historic classified French monument abandoned in the 20th century to become the headquarter of the Street Art: you can admire works of art from Da Cruz, Artof or Popof, etc Finally, you will reach the Bergère Park that offers you various landscapes:
Green knolls, slopes, swan, ducks and swallows, etc. Total escape for a turn to green ensured!