4 hours 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) you will be allowed to pass under the Crimée lifting Bridge, navigate through the Parc de la Villette and reach the Bergère Park Park where you could moor for a short break.
- Aboard either the SCOOP (7 people) or the MOST (11 people) you could also cross the Crimée lifting Bridge, navigate along the Parc de la Villette and reach the Bergère Park where you could moor for a 1-hour break.
Different cruising shape for a 4-hours Stroll
This length is ideal for a turn to green stroll with your familly, your lover or your friends! Once arrived up to the Bergère park, you could moor your ship on the dedicated docks and land for a picnic in the green grass. To make this break even more pleasant, Marin d’Eau Douce can provide you some games such as pétanque (a French form of lawn bowling) or Mölkky (the Finnish bowling game)! What is better than a big friendly game before sailing back home?
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. Continuing 1 kilometre away, 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!