Every weekend during the summer, there are cheap boat shuttles (1€ / 2€) to transport you out of the city, unusual themes cruises and lots of special events on offer – concerts, balls, workshops, guided tours – with quite a few new events on offer this year…
It’s one of the main events of the summer in Paris – every weekend until the end of August l’Été de Canal shows you that the suburbs aren’t that far away, and that there’s a lot to see and do there!
And from 6th July – 4th August 2019 you can get a shuttle that goes even further, to Noisy-Bondy. More info ici.
There are also quite a few cruises being organised on the canal – a brunch cruise, a street-art cruise, musical cruises, a cruise called Gourmande et Cinéma that feed you and leaves you at la Villette just at the right time to enjoy a film in the open air, an ‘escapade’ cruise (with anecdotes along the way) that encourages you to rent a bike and explore the Parc de la Poudrière before returning to Paris by RER train or by following the cycle routes along the canal.
— an ‘urban art’ trail to follow, with live interventions by artists
— a pleasure port just for the summer at Bobigny, curated by artist collectives providing various activities for kids
— concerts, and summer ball by the waterside (or even on boats) certain weekends. Information here
— the Parc de la Poudrière to explore, with bikes, pedal boats and kayaks to rent
— swimming in the dans Bassin de la Villette
— [NEW!] a concert-cruise of ‘harmonic music’ on 7th July (book here)
— [NEW!] a ‘concrete’ cruise including a visit of the Eqiom concrete factory in Bondy (book here)
— [NEW!] a special weekend of circus acts for the opening of the season (6th & 7th July)
— [NEW!] afterwork events at the Demory brewery on 12th & 26th July, and 9th & 23rd August at 6.30pm (book here)
— [NEW!] free waterskiing for kids (10 years and older) in Noisy/Bondy (more info here)
…and the list goes on. Make the most of all these great events!