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Marne River Loop Day Cruise with Lunch on Board

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Activity provider: Paris Canal

Marne River Loop Day Cruise with Lunch on Board

Activity provider: Paris Canal

Escape to the country on a peaceful cruise on the Seine and Marne rivers. Enjoy lunch while you see the area that inspired the Impressionists, and view Paris's major sights from the river.

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Duration 6 hours
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Live tour guide
English, French


  • Enjoy a full day cruise along the River Seine and the River Marne
  • Discover the land of Guinguettes, commented by an English speaking guide
  • Experience the most picturesque waterways of Ile de France, celebrated in Impressionist paintings
Full description
Embark on your cruise in front of the Orsay museum. Slip onto the Seine, before the Tuileries garden and the Louvre. Marvel at views of the Arts Gateway, Cité Island and Notre-Dame, the magnificent Saint Louis Island’s mansions, Jardin des Plantes, the bridge Charles de Gaulle, the Omnisports of Paris Bercy and the National Library of France. At the Seine and the Marne’s confluence, right after Chinagora, cross your first lock, the Saint Maurice, and find yourself in the middle of the countryside. The cruise passes along the Moulin Brûlé Island, under the bridge of Maisons Alfort. The boat crosses the Créteil lock before arriving on the Loop of La Marne. Beautiful residences are huddled behind the trees. Mallards and swans lives around the islands. The boat navigates along Bonneuil and its harbor, the Moulin Bateau’s Island, Chennevières where the painter Pissaro used to work. Enjoy lunch on board before heading back to the city. Each 100% homemade recipe honors the French traditional cooking of grandmothers, prepared to suit the seasons. Served as a buffet, your lunch is the opportunity to share a friendly moment with other passengers while discovering the Marne river.
  • Lunch buffet: starters, main courses, dessert
  • Cruise with live commentary
  • Drinks (available to purchase at the onboard bar)
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask

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Meeting point

Departure from Musee d'Orsay, 7th district. Closest metro station is Solférino. You should use the staircase in front of the Musee d'Orsay which gives access to the Solférino Marina, the boat with the sign Paris Canal is moored at around 50 meters on your left. Important: Be at the boat 15 mins before departure.

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Know before you go

  • The tour starts at 10:15 AM. Please be at the boat 15 minutes before the scheduled start time.
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4.7 /5

based on 3 reviews

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Although we were the only English speakers on board of about 50 people, the guide included commentary in English just for us. The only problem was there were some loud talkers on board, who talked over him, but that was rudeness on their part, not the cruise. Although, maybe when that happens, loud people should be shushed. :-) The food was okay, but we ordered a nice champagne to go with it and shared it with an elderly couple next to us. All in all, we are glad we did it. It was lovely to see sights along the river outside of Paris.

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October 23, 2019

Great tour and time goes really fast

You can go beyond the area you can usually go with other boat tours and it was very interesting. The guide was very nice and tells us many fun facts. I think some people worry that they may get board since it is six hours but time goes really fast. My husband and I really enjoyed this tour and I highly recommend it.

May 20, 2019

September 17, 2018

Product ID: 131748