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The charm of a cruise on the Canal Saint-Martin in Paris

The charm of a cruise on the Canal Saint-Martin in Paris

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A romantic cruise on the Canal Saint-Martin in Paris is the perfect way to discover iconic neighbourhoods much-loved by Parisians. From legendary locations like the Hôtel du Nord, immortalised on the big screen by the filmmaker Marcel Carné, to more contemporary ones such as the Parc de la Villette, there is plenty to enjoy along this picturesque waterway that is easily accessible from the nearby Hotel Relais du Marais.


The Canal Saint-Martin; a haven of peace

This canal, built in the early 19th century to supply fresh water to the city’s rapidly growing population and later providing a convenient route for commercial traffic, is lined with century-old chestnut trees and spanned by beautiful Eiffel-style iron footbridges. It’s a fashionable place, popular with Parisians who have turned the former local crafts workshops into loft apartments. The canal banks have promenades where shops, cafés and restaurants invite you to relax. Choose a cruise on the Canal Saint-Martin to explore the heart of Paris!


The highlights of a cruise on the canal

Lulled by the soothing rhythm of the water, you will see a different side of Paris. You’ll pass the canal’s locks, admire its swing and lift bridges such as the Crimée, and navigate its subterranean stretch between the Temple lock and the Place de la Bastille. You will also cruise by the Parc de la Villette and its Cité des Sciences, Geode, Cité de la Musique and various themed gardens, and see the marina from Paris to Bastille. Depending on the chosen operator, departures are from the Port de Solférino near the Orsay Museum, the Parc de la Villette or the Port de Paris-Arsenal. Cruises have commentary in French and English and generally last 2 ½ hours. The cost varies between 18 and 22 euros per person.

We warmly recommend a cruise on the Canal Saint-Martin for an unforgettable and relaxing experience in the heart of old Paris.



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Chers Clients,

Nous sommes ravis de vous annoncer que L'Hôtel Relais du Marais ouvre ses portes le 1er septembre 2020.

Sachez qu’un protocole d’hygiène et de sécurité COVID-19 a été mise en place pour votre sécurité et la sécurité du personnel de l’Hôtel.

L’ensemble de nos équipes se sont mobilisées pour renforcer nos protocoles en matière de sécurité sanitaire dans nos hôtels.
Nous mettons en place des mesures supplémentaires pour le confort de tous :
Renforcement des mesures d’hygiène et de nettoyage
Prévention et équipements complémentaires pour nos équipes
Simplification de nos offres, usage unique
Distribution de masques et gels hydro alcooliques pour notre aimable clientèle
Dès à présent vous pouvez prendre contact avec nous, pour toutes vos réservations ou toutes autres demandes d’informations.

Nous restons à votre entière disposition, alors n’hésitez pas.

Bien cordialement.


Dear clients,

We are delighted to announce that Hotel Relais du Marais opens its doors on September 1, 2020.

Please note that a COVID-19 health and safety protocol has been put in place for your safety and the safety of hotel staff.

All of our teams have mobilized to strengthen our health security protocols in our hotels.

We are implementing additional measures for everyone's comfort:
Reinforcement of hygiene and cleaning measures
Prevention and additional equipment for our teams
Simplification of our offers, single use
Distribution of hydro-alcoholic masks and gels for our friendly customers

From now on you can contact us, for all your reservations or any other requests for information.

We remain at your entire disposal, so do not hesitate.

Best regards.