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Discover all about Parisian canals : information, history, rules of navigation and trips that are organized on the "Canal Saint-Martin, Canal Saint Denis and Canal de l'Ourcq".

The 9th Lock : Access to the Harbour/River Seine

The 9th lock of the Canal Saint Martin separates the Marina Arsenal and the Seine. It is managed by the staff of the marina office during opening hours, and after hours by the night agent. To request the opening of the lock please contact the harbour agents at the canal 9 (V.H.F) or at 06 88 93 55 63.


Air draft : 5,20 m

Water draft : 1,90 m


Opening times

15th of March to 14th of October: 8:00 A.M. to 11:00 P.M.

15th of October to 14th of March: 8:00 A.M. to 8:00 P.M.


Access to the lock is possible after the opening time by sending a request in advance to the marina office, and will be charged at a special rate.


Navigation on the Canal Saint-Martin

For yachtsmen who want to navigate the Canal Saint Martin beyond port Arsenal a city of Paris pass must be purchased from the port office.


Air draft : 4,27 m

Water draft : 1,90 m


You may navigate the tunnel and locks only during opening hours. Please contact the agent of the marina office to arrange on canal 9 (V.H.F) or at 06 88 93 55 63.


It is strictly forbidden to navigate the tunnel outside the established hours and without authorization.


Consult the official regulation of the canal network in Paris


Navigation on the Seine river in Paris


List of harbours among Paris


List of locks on Seine and Marne rivers


List of shipyards