Embark aboard Marcel le Canard, the first French amphibious bus, to discover the best places of Paris on land and… on the Seine !
A festive atmosphere
Do you find audio guides boring and monotonous ? Thanks to the amphibious bus Marcel Le Canard, the visit of Paris is done both on the road and in the water in a festive atmosphere !. Since July 2021, a new style of bus has been criss-crossing Paris. Blue and white, with a prow and high on wheels, Marcel le Canard does not go unnoticed in the streets of the capital. Marcel le Canard is an amphibious bus, capable of both driving on the road and navigating on water.
Homologated in France
The only vehicle of its kind homologated in France. The visit offered by the amphibious bus begins in the west of the capital and lasts nearly 2 hours. The Champ de Mars, the Eiffel Tower, the Invalides, the Pont Alexandre III, the Champs-Elysées and the Arc de Triomphe are commented on by animators and actors before joining Boulogne-Billancourt to jump into the water near La Musical Seine.
Produced entirely in France
The river trip then lasts about twenty minutes. It will take 35 euros for an adult and 20 euros for a child between 2 and 12 years old to discover the capital aboard this rolling duck. About 2/3 of the value of the first French amphibious bus was produced entirely in France, with the help of the administration and a large number of French companies. While the engine and chassis are straight out of Calvados and the Lyon suburbs, the hull was made by a shipyard abroad. Boats with a similar “look” (but very different in many aspects!) are therefore in circulation in nearly 25 destinations around the world. The company is now working on the design of an all-electric amphibious bus.