Sightseeing Cruise Hôtel du Nord

The atmosphere of Arletty’s Paris

Flash back in pre-war Paris: Find yourself in the atmosphere of Marcel Carné’s film as you cross the locks of the Canal Saint Martin and pass under its romantic gateways. Discover a facet of Paris that is often overlooked.


You will also slip into the dark light of the underground vault, under the bastille, before discovering the colorful shops on the edge of the canal, and the hustle and bustle of this neighborhood of artists and entrepreneurs. You will finally arrive at the Hotel du Nord, which inspired the settings of the famous eponymous film by Marcel Carné, and can decide to stop there for lunch or a drink.

The stages of the cruise
  • Departure from the Musée d’Orsay
  • Discovery of the Louvre, the Ile de la Cité, Notre-Dame de Paris
  • Passage of the Arsenal Lock and the Port of Paris
  • Navigation on the Canal Saint Martin, its locks, underground vault
  • Arrival at Hôtel du Nord
Cruise available for groups
From 40 persons


From 12 euros per person

Pratical information

Duration of the cruise : 1h30
Departure : Solférino Marina (Musée d’Orsay)
Arrival : Hôtel du Nord – 102 Quai de Jemmapes, 75010 Paris
Languages : Guided cruise in french or English

Cruise available for groups

From 40 persons

Discover alors our  regular cuises, every day

Private cruise

This cruise can be the original theme of an event or a reception (wedding, birthday, silver wedding, seminar, team meal, gala evening, etc.). It is possible to privatize our boats for evenings with friends and to adapt the decoration of the room to your taste.

Original cruises with different themes

Paris Canal has been offering original and unusual cruises to discover Paris in a different way for over 40 years. The Paris du Canal, the Paris de la Guinguette, a historical and current Paris, a different way to visit the City of Light.

On our boats, you can choose new routes such as the one that takes you to the Hotel du Nord, in the footsteps of Louis Jouvet and Arletty.

An idea for going out with friends

Meet in the heart of Paris, at the Port de Solférino, below the Musée d’Orsay to discover your boat. A group cruise is always an exceptional moment: For a few hours, all guests find themselves in the same place. Beyond the beauty of the cruise, a particular spirit is created, conducive to exchanges and communication. On the water, we tell beautiful stories.

A trip to the heart of old Paris

In the first part of the cruise, you will sail on the most beautiful avenue in Paris: the Seine, where you will discover the most important monuments: the Tuileries Garden, the Louvre Museum, the Ile de la Cité, the Notre-Dame Cathedral, the Ile Saint-Louis… Then, when the boat enters the Arsenal lock, in the marina of Paris, you will begin your journey in the heart of old Paris. You will cross the locks, bridges and footbridges where lovers often walk and discover the colorful shops of the Canal Saint-Martin. To finally arrive in front of the Hôtel du Nord, where you will disembark. A typical and mythical place with a beautiful atmosphere to have a drink or lunch.

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Our regular cruises


Every day


Every Friday


Whenever you want


On sunday

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