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  • Cité des sciences et de l'industrie - Permanent Exhibitions

    1. Cité des sciences et de l'industrie - Permanent Exhibitions

    Open your mind to the wonders of science on a trip to Paris’ Cité des sciences et de l'industrie. Spend the day exploring one of Europe’s biggest science museums, which boasts an array of innovative and fun experiences for all ages. Nestled in the heart of a luscious 55-hectare park, the museum offers impressive exhibitions and immersive games which reveal the mysteries of life. Learn about the origins of the universe, see how science and technology has shaped history, and understand light and vision with a selection of 3D animations and optical illusions. At the end of an epic visit, you’ll leave the museum with a new appreciation for everything you ignored in science class at school.

  • River Seine Cruise from Parc de la Villette

    2. River Seine Cruise from Parc de la Villette

    Start your day in Paris with one of its most enchanting attractions, and take a 2.5-hour cruise along the Canal Saint-Martin and River Seine. Embark in the center of the Parc de la Villette, and cruise gently along the canal to Rue de Crimée’s elevated bridge, as it goes through the Bassin de la Villette, before entering the magnificent Rotonde by Ledoux. Adventure begins with the first lock at the Récollets Center, where you will catch sight of the Hotel du Nord. Discover the real Canal Saint-Martin, filled with the poetry of its romantic paths and pedestrian bridges, bordered by chestnut trees and populated by fishermen. Then, the boat will be plunged into darkness as you enter a tunnel of more than 1-mile, taking you through a mysterious underground vault that is perforated by light holes. Filled with magic and beauty, when you emerge into the light at Arsenal Port, you will see the...

    It's a nice boat cruise on an offbeat path. I liked how I had not seen this part of Paris before. It's like a hidden gem. The seine cruises are a dime a dozen and this cruise differentiates itself. I read some of the other reviews and I didn't find the speaker annoying, nor did I find the seats uncomfortable. I agree that you could bring a snack and a drink. The weather I had was perfect +23 and sunny. Bring sunglasses and bring a jacket just in case. You go through 1.5km of underground cavern type area. Very cool. You see lots of different bridges too. As far as improvement on how to make this even better, I do agree with someone else's comment that the last 20minutes on the Seine seems too short. It would have been nicer if this cruise went up the river farther to the statue of liberty and turned around and came back to Orsay. (just because the Canal and Seine are two different worlds). They really complement each other. Do this if you've been to paris B4.

  • Paris 90-Minute Street Art Tour

    3. Paris 90-Minute Street Art Tour

    On this 90-minute tour in 2 different arrondissements, your guide will show you highlights of Paris's street art scene, which has been rapidly expanding in recent years. Discover pieces including ephemeral art, and learn about the different techniques employed by the artists, including stencils, graffiti and posters. During this guided walk you’ll explore parts of the 19th and 20th arrondissements and visit the main street art sites in the French capital. Passing through Belleville, you’ll cross the rue Denoyez and admire its impressive space with graffiti-covered walls. See another side of Paris on this fascinating glimpse into the city’s thriving urban art scene.

    Da wir überhaupt kein Französisch sprechen und die Tour leidet nur auf Französisch angeboten wird, was wir aber schon bei der Buchung wussten, haben wir natürlich die vielen wertvollen Infos nicht verstanden.

  • Seine River & Canal Saint Martin Cruise from Musee d'Orsay

    4. Seine River & Canal Saint Martin Cruise from Musee d'Orsay

    Embark on a romantic cruise close to the Musée d’Orsay on the River Seine. Sit back and relax as you pass the Tuileries Garden, Musée du Louvre, the Pont des Arts, the Institute of France, and Notre-Dame Cathedral, as well as the magnificent hotels of the Ile Saint Louis. Your adventure continues at the entrance to the Canal Saint-Martin, where Bastille Square towers above you. Then enter a 1.24-mile tunnel, lit by perforations that let in the light of day, and soak up the magic and beauty of a subterranean world. Once you emerge from the tunnel, you will discover the magical Canal Saint Martin, a surprising aquatic path surrounded by a romantic footbridge and bordered by chestnut trees and fishermen. Near the Temple, admire Frederic Lemaître’s bust, the Recollets Lock, and the Hotel du Nord. Keep your ears pricked for the murmuring ghost of François Villon as you approach the Dead Loc...

    If you're looking for a stroll on the river this is a good one. We had nice weather so it was a relaxing break from pairs. The guide was very knowledgeable and talked throughout the full time. Know you will be dropped off in a different area but we were very pleased with the area and ended up walking around the town a bit. Yes you do go through many locks but they are cool and the guide talks throughout

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What people are saying about Canal Saint-Martin

It's a nice boat cruise on an offbeat path. I liked how I had not seen this part of Paris before. It's like a hidden gem. The seine cruises are a dime a dozen and this cruise differentiates itself. I read some of the other reviews and I didn't find the speaker annoying, nor did I find the seats uncomfortable. I agree that you could bring a snack and a drink. The weather I had was perfect +23 and sunny. Bring sunglasses and bring a jacket just in case. You go through 1.5km of underground cavern type area. Very cool. You see lots of different bridges too. As far as improvement on how to make this even better, I do agree with someone else's comment that the last 20minutes on the Seine seems too short. It would have been nicer if this cruise went up the river farther to the statue of liberty and turned around and came back to Orsay. (just because the Canal and Seine are two different worlds). They really complement each other. Do this if you've been to paris B4.

Had a great time during this cruise, the guide was funny and shared many interesting details about the history of the buildings and the city as a whole.

Excellent boat ride along the river seine and through the lochs of the canal…great way to relax after walking Paris

Great guide, lovely start point and great scenery away from the biggest sites

Very well on time despite the weather we loved it !!!