« Guinguette » Dinner Cruise

Musical « Guinguette  » dinner cruise on canal St Martin and the river Seine

In collaboration with « Mamie Foodie »


Every Friday, a lively « Guinguette » 3 hours dinner cruise, starting from Bassin de la Villette

The « Guinguette » spirit is the spirit of real old Paris. Guinguettes were popular drinking establishments located in the suburbs of Paris, small cabarets in the surrounds of Paris, where craftsmen drink in the summer and on Sundays and on Festival days. Experience an unusual musical diner cruise on canal Saint Martin, but also with a view on river Seine’s most splendid monuments.

Served as a buffet, your dinner cruise will offer you a french traditional cooking experience, developed by one of our « grand-mother chef », under the supervision of Mamie Foodie. You will be privileged to meet our senior chef, who will convey the history behind those dishes ans will share their recipe. We love Mamie Foodie’s spirit which contribute to maintain social link between generations and sharing or « know-how ».

You will cross the 9 different locks of the canal, cruise through the port de l’Arsenal, enjoying delicate french traditional dishes, and will finally arrive to river Seine, at the feet of Notre-Dame and Musée d’Orsay, in an elegant musical atmosphere…

Cruise Paris differently, le Paris de la Guinguette !

What you will see :

  • Discovery of canal Saint-Martin
  • Crossing locks, swing bridges & underground vault
  • Passage in Port de plaisance de Paris (Bastille)
  • Cruising on river Seine  : Notre-Dame, l’île Saint-Louis, les Tuileries


Menu :

  • Daily starter dish
  • Seasonal dish
  • Dessert of the day

Barman on board for drinks

Detailed itinerary of Guinguette Diner Cruise

Itinéraire croisière Guinguette du canal
soiree guinguette peniche


Adults : 69 euros
Children (4-14) : 59 euros
Groups, minimum 15 people : Special rates – Consult us

Drinks not included

Practical Information

Length of the cruise : 3 hours
Departure : Bassin de la Villette – 19 Quai de la Loire – Paris
Arrival : Port de Solférino (Musée d’Orsay)

Guinguette dinner cruise is available every Friday evening

From April 5th to October the 25th

19h30 : Departure from Bassin de la Villette
22h30 : Arrival at Port de Solférino (Musée d’Orsay)

Réservez votre croisière

Our other cruises :




after work


Whenever you wish


3rd Sunday of the month



All our cruises


Privatize your boat

Choose the date

From canal Saint Martin… to Paris on the Seine !


Boarding is in une center of Parc de la Villette, right behind the restaurant « My Boat ».
The cruise starts by passing the Crimée lift bridge and then along the Bassin de la Villette. You live unbelievable moments crossing swing bridges and locks (écluse de Jaurès, écluse des Récollets…), driven with caution by the boat’s captain, all the way through the port de l’Arsenal’s lock, cruising under la Bastille.

At some point, the boat rushes through a mysterious underground vault, with natural lighting, before entering the river Seine. Then, the most gorgeous monuments of Paris parade under your eyes : les hôtels particuliers de l’île Saint-Louis, la cathédrale Notre-Dame, le Musée du Louvre, le jardin des Tuileries… It is a fairy-like trip, magical and enchanting  … You finally  arrive at the feet of Musée d’Orsay, a few steps away from Saint-Germain-des-Prés.


You can go on and pursue the journey in one of the mythical places : Le Café de Flore, le Café des Deux Magots or la Brasserie Lipp, places where you can almost feel the presence of renown artists and intellectuals such as Rimbaud, Sartre, Verlaine, Simone de Beauvoir.


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bateaux port de l'arsenal bastille
soiree romantique pour couple

What a romantic cruise !

Having diner on the water, on the river Seine and the Canal St Martin, is always a moment of high romantic intensity. It is the ideal scenery for a romantic week end. But you can as well book your evening for a diner party among friends. We will adapt the tables setting so that you feel at ease, as close as possible from the water.



Guinguette’s rythm

You are about to live a true « Guinguette » evening, in a cool and elegant atmosphere, like few exist in Paris.

The « Guinguette » diner allows us to mix feelings of the « old Paris » with the dynamics and modernity of the most active areas of Paris, in a relaxed, good-natured spirit. Live Paris differently, along with a sparkling music setlist, mixing Parisian old tunes with up to date musical hits.


For more than 40 years, Paris Canal organises the most astonishing cruises on the « canaux de Paris » (canal Saint Martin, canal de l’Ourcq et canal Saint Denis), on river Seine et on the Marne. Discover the daily Canal Saint Martin Cruise ,a sightseeing promenade like no other.

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