Sightseeing tours


With Bateaux Toulousains, sail on the River Garonne or the Canal du Midi throughout the seasons. Discover Toulouse in an original way! Incredible views guaranteed!


Bateaux Toulousains offers boat trips to discover Toulouse and its heritage.

From March to June, you can take a cruise on the Canal du Midi. Built under the reign of Louis XIV, it is one of the oldest canals in Europe still in use. Discover the history of this astonishing and majestic canal and that of its designer, Pierre Paul Riquet. Two cruises are available on the Canal du Midi: the "3 Écluses" cruise (duration 1h15), which takes you through the 3 locks in the town centre, or the "Riquet" cruise (duration 1h30), which takes you out of the town centre to Ramonville, in a more bucolic and leafy setting.

From July to October, cruises are organised on the Garonne and the Canal de Brienne. This canal was once used to transport timber, Pyrenean marble and woad. With a breathtaking view of the Dôme de la Grave and the Pont Neuf, you can cruise this river rich in history. Three cruises are available on the Garonne: a cruise on the Garonne and the Canal de Brienne with a passage through the Saint-Pierre lock (duration: 60 minutes), a cruise on the Garonne alone (30 minutes) and finally a night cruise on the Garonne (duration: 40 minutes).

Good to know:
- For the "3 Écluses" cruise:
At 10.30 am departure from the port of Saint-Sauveur and arrival at the port of l'Embouchure. At 2.30 pm departure from the Port de l'Embouchure and arrival at the Port Saint Sauveur.
-For the "Riquet" cruise: departure and arrival at the port of Saint-Sauveur.

- For all cruises on the Garonne, departures and arrivals are from the Port de la Daurade.
- The 30-minute cruises on the Garonne and the night cruises are offered in July and August only.
- These cruises are perfect for families and anyone who wants an incredible view of Toulouse and its canals.
- The boat is accessible to people with motor and visual disabilities.
- Dogs are only allowed on board if they are small.
- For groups, it is possible to hire the boat for private use by contacting the company directly.
- Schedules may be changed or cruises cancelled depending on weather and sailing conditions.

Spoken languages

  • English
  • Spanish

Accepted animals



Tourism Quality Label

Quai de la Daurade



  • Bar


Groups accepted

  •   Prices min.. (in €) Prices max. (in €)
  • Base rate - full rate adult>8€8€

    Depending on the season and the cruise

  • Child rate>4€6€

    Children between 3 and 12 years old. Free under 3 yers old.

  • Reduced rate>6€6€

    Teenagers and students

Means of payment

  • Credit card
  • Cheques and postal orders
  • Holiday vouchers
  • Cash
  • Visa

Metro / Tram nearby


Toulouse bike station VélÔToulouse nearby


Public transport

at0.2 km

Public transport

at0.2 km

Public transport

at0.2 km

Airport / Aerodrome

at8 km

Railway station

at4 km

Period from 01/07/2024 to 31/10/2024

Venir sans voiture

Gare à proximité

Durée du trajet à pied : 23 min

Arrêt de bus à proximité

Durée du trajet à pied : 10 min