“Guinguette” Dinner Cruise

Musical “Guinguette ” dinner cruise on canal St Martin and the river Seine

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 and open dance hall, located in the suburbs of Paris, small cabarets in the surrounds of Paris, where craftsmen drink on Sundays and on public holidays.


Experience an unusual musical dinner cruise on the canal Saint-Martin, but also with a view on the river Seine’s most splendid monuments.


Your dinner cruise will offer you a french traditional cooking experience with a seasonal products and 100% home made menu.


You will cross the 9 different locks of the canal, cruise through the Arsenal Marina, enjoying delicate french traditional dishes, and will finally arrive to river Seine, at the feet of Notre-Dame and Orsay Museum, 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 Paris arsenal Marina (a few steps of the Bastille square)
  • Cruising on river Seine : Notre-Dame, l’île Saint-Louis, les Tuileries


Menu according to the season:

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

Vegetarian menu : on request.

Barman on board for drinks

Detailed itinerary of Guinguette Dinner Cruise


Adult : 77 euros
Child (4-14) : 67 euros

Drinks not included
Groups, minimum 15 people : Special rates – Consult us

Practical Information

Duration of the cruise : 3 hours
Departure : Bassin de la Villette – 19 Quai de la Loire – Paris
Arrival : Solférino Marina (Orsay Museum)

Guinguette dinner cruise is available

From April to mid-october

7.30pm : Departure from Bassin de la Villette
10.30pm : Arrival at Solférino Marina (Musée d’Orsay)

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From Saint-Martin canal… to Paris on the Seine !

Boarding take place in the centre of the Parc de la Villette.
The cruise starts by passing under the Crimée lift bridge and then along the Bassin de la Villette. You will live unbelievable moments crossing swing bridges and locks (écluse de Jaurès, écluse des Récollets…), driven with caution by our boat’s captain, all the way through the Arsenal Marina lock, cruising under the Bastille square.

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 mansions of l’île Saint-Louis, Notre-Dame cathedral, Louvre Museum, Tuileries garden… It is a ferric trip, magic and enchanted … You then arrive at the feet of Orsay museum, a few steps away from Saint-Germain-des-Prés.


You can go on and pursue your 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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What a romantic cruise !

Having dinner 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 dinner 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” dinner 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 “Parisian canals” (Saint-Martin canal, Ourcq canal and Saint-Denis canal), on River Seine and on the Marne River. Discover the daily Canal Saint-Martin Cruise , a sightseeing promenade like no other !

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