SEINE River and canal Saint Martin
You will embark at the foot of the Orsay Museum, the Seine, slide in front of the Tuileries Gardens, the Louvre … Then you will see the bridge of Arts and the Institute of France, the Ile de la Cite and Notre Dame, the magnificent hotels individuals Saint Louis island. Suddenly, it becomes an adventure,: the first lock, entering the Canal Saint Martin, and the Arsenal Port and the genius of the Bastille which you contemplate the top 52 meters of his column.
The boat rushes into the night: 2 km of near darkness under a mysterious underground vault pierced with light holes … A place full of magic and beauty. When leaving the tunnel, the Saint Martin Canal in all its poetry: an amazing aquatic aisle halo of romantic walkways, lined with chestnut trees and fishermen. Near the lock of the temple, one can see the bust of Frédéric Lemaître set in a square, Garance and “Children of Paradise” are not far away.
Passing into the lock of Recollects and the Hôtel du Nord: the “atmosphere” is waiting for you! “Human brothers, who live after us …” murmurs the ghost of Francois Villon: we approach the lock of the Dead where the Montfaucon gallows stood. Then the boat crosses its last lock, that of Jaures, you arrive at the Bassin de la Villette … the drawbridge on the Crimea street and the Parc de la Villette.
The cruises are commented in French and English.