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Tourism and leisure activities

Leisure activities along the canal, entertainment, walking, cycling, boat trips.Leisure activities around the Roubaix canal. Illustr. A. Delor

Couverture du programme de manifestations Blue Links, été 2007 Extrait du programme de manifestations Blue Links, été 2007

Long distance cruises on European waterways.

> Map of tourism and leisure attraction sites along the canal

> See the animation programme in Le carnet de l’explorateur 2006, published by Lille Métropole Communauté Urbaine (french)

> Site of "Comité Régional de Tourisme du Nord-Pas de Calais", in English

> Summer animation chooser and lister at "Comité Régional de Tourisme du Nord-Pas de Calais"'s site

> Site of "Comité Départemental du Tourisme du Nord ", in English

> Waterways Tourism pages at "Comité Départemental du Tourisme"'s site, in English

Boat trips 

Discover an unrecognised part of the Roubaix canal between Tourcoing and Roubaix during a one-hour boat trip on the Roubaix canal.

Reservation at the Syndicat Mixte du Canal de Roubaix 

by phone +33 3 20 27 94 40

Three boarding quays

- quai du Blanc Seau à Tourcoing
- quai du Halot à Tourcoing
- quai de Calais à Roubaix

Boarding times

Every WEEKENDS from 15 April to end of September 2006 (schedule indicated below)
Upon reservation during the week in April, May and September
In June, July and August from Wednesday to Friday (schedule indicated below)

Quai du Blanc Seau

Quai de Calais

Quai du Halot


15h40 - 16h40

* week days


14h -15h

* weekends of
June, July and August only



* weekends of
June, July and August only

For groups: special times possible, please contact us.


Full fare : 3€

Reduced fare : 1,5€

For groups (from 9 people), children between 3 and 12, RMI, students, unemployed, holders of a Tourist Office Pass card, users of common transportation presenting their transport ticket or their commutation ticket (TER or Transpole)

Itinerary: summit pound of the Deûle and the Espierre rivers

Crew: one pilot and one sailor

Capacity : 18 seats + crew

Safety : pilot and sailor (holder of the first aid training, in charge of safety on board. Outfit validated by Voies navigables de France (guardrails, like jackets, life buoys.)

Safe trip guaranteed, the boat, insubmersible, can be tilted in case of bad weather conditions.


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