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Marin d'Eau Douce

Marin d’Eau Douce
The boat basin Bassin de la Villette is berth to Marin d’Eau Douce, a service that rents out easy-to-steer electric boats by the hour. Captaining your own boat is an unforgettable way to see Paris and beyond. Cruise through the industrial countryside, watch graffiti artists working on city-sponsored projects, pass shipping barges, bob alongside the swans, and putter past the city limits on your self-guided visit. The trips are perfect for couples, families with young kids, or small groups of friends. (The youngest sailors will love the mini-boat rides available for 10-minute spins around the basin.)
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No rowing required
Cruising the Seine on a Bateaux Mouches is a great Parisian classic. The monuments flow pass and you know you couldn’t be anywhere but the City of Light. But there is another waterway in Paris, a more charming waterway, rich with nostalgia. The Canal de l’Ourcq, stretches from the city’s northeastern corner to the suburbs beyond and Marin d’Eau Douce rents small boats, so adventurers can explore this urban countryside where industrial spaces, working locks, commercial barges sharing space with bike paths, kayakers and regional flora and fauna. Give a nod to swans, wave to the capitain and enjoy a gourmet picnic you can bring yourself or order with your boat reservation. The graffiti along the banks is a special treat, making the trip a tour of a living museum. A license is not required and the electric boats are for groups of 4 - 11.
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37 Quai de la Seine, 75019 Paris, France
+33 1 42 09 54 10
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Mon - Fri 9:30am - 10pm