Museum of Inland Navigation and Waterways

Located to the north of Paris in Conflans-Sainte-Honorine, the Musée de la Batellerie et des Voies Navigables (Museum of inland navigation) takes you on a voyage of discovery through inland navigation.

  1. What to see and do
  2. Museums and monuments
  3. Museums and cultural sites
  4. Museum of Inland Navigation and Waterways


In the Château du Prieuré, overlooking the stunning Seine Valley, the Musée de la Batellerie et des Voies Navigables is one of the biggest museums on the history of inland navigation, and the only national waterways museum in the world. Over the centuries, Conflans-Sainte-Honorine – originally a small riverside village where the Oise meets the Seine – has become a key location for inland navigation. You can trace the industry’s development here through a collection of works and items that is unique in Europe, together with loaned pieces from a number of major national museums.

Over 200 models, charts, engravings and scientific reconstructions tell the story of mechanised navigation, canal boats, traditional inland waterway transport in the region, and its role in the development of France. You’ll leave an expert on waterways, operating locks, river engineering, narrowboats, rivers and more.

A fun and educational visit for all the family!
And to enjoy more and more this green setting discover the guide of the banks of the Seine.

Back to tab description

Community facilities

Access and contact

3 place Jules Gévelot
78700 Conflans-Sainte-Honorine


    • Full price: 5 € Reduced price: from 1.50 € Set price group adults: 4 €.
      Free entry for children < 4 years, people > 65. Group rate available for > 15 people.


    • Parking
    • Public WC
    • Play area
    • Picnic area
    • Lift
    • Toilets


    • Educational visits
    • Shop
    • Guided tours
    • Leisure Center


    • Temporary exhibition


    Spoken languages

    • English
    • French

    Guided tour languages

    • English
    • French

    Documentation languages (home)

    • English
    • French

    Bulletin board languages

    • English
    • French

    Single mean time tour

    60 mins

    Single services tour

    • Unguided individual tours available permanently
    Back to tab informations


    • Accessible for wheelchairs with assistance
    • Accessible for self-propelled wheelchairs
    • Lift (80 x 130 cm) and door >= 77 cm
    • Reception desk between 70-80 cm high
    • Site, building totally accessible

    3 place Jules Gévelot
    78700 Conflans-Sainte-Honorine

    • Copyright images:
    • Agence photo F
    • Mathieu Ferrier - Agence photo F
    • Vincent Luc - Agence photo