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Bateaux Parisiens Seine River Sightseeing Cruise

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icon1 hour  (Approx.)
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iconOffered in: English and 12 more

Overview

Enjoy a leisurely trip down the Seine on this Bateaux Parisiens river cruise. Glide past Paris’ world-famous monuments including Notre Dame Cathedral, the Eiffel Tower and historic bridges like the Pont Neuf. Listen to audio commentary along the way to learn more about passing attractions. Cruise during the day, or choose an evening departure time to float through the enchanting city at night. Either way, it’s a fantastic introduction to the highlights of Paris.
  • Seine River sightseeing cruise in Paris
  • Cruise down the Seine river on a Bateaux Parisiens boat and see all the sights along its UNESCO-listed riverbanks
  • See top Paris attractions like Notre Dame Cathedral and the Louvre
  • Glide under classic bridges, such as Pont Neuf, and listen to audio commentary about their history
  • Enjoy a wide choice of departure times: sightseeing cruises depart every half hour

Why Travelers Choose This Tour

Settle aboard and just focus on the sights—such as the Eiffel Tower—on this no-frills, audio-guided cruise.
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Departure Point

Port de la Bourdonnais, 75007 Paris, France

Departure Point: Near the Eiffel Tower, central Paris Address: Bateaux Parisiens, Port de la Bourdonnais, 75007 Paris Directions: At the foot of the Eiffel Tower, Pontoon no. 3 Dates: Daily Return point: Returns to original departure point

Departure Time

12:00 PM

Return Details

Returns to original departure point
Explore the City of Lights with a quintessential Seine River Cruise in Paris! Choose from a variety of daily departure times to suit your sightseeing schedule, and then check in for your cruise near the Eiffel Tower. Hop aboard a popular Bateaux Parisiens riverboat, and soak up the passing sights of iconic attractions like Notre Dame, the Louvre and the Musée d’Orsay.

Glide beneath beautiful historic bridges, including the famous Pont Neuf. Even the riverbanks of the Seine are a sight to behold and have been collectively designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Along the way, a prerecorded audio guide provides commentary on the history and legends of Paris. 

The boat will turn around after about half an hour and cruise back up the opposite bank for a scenic and leisurely introduction to the magic of Paris. Your sightseeing cruise ends back at the original departure point near the Eiffel Tower.
Itinerary
Pass By:  
Musee d'Orsay
Splendid building of the famous Orsay Museum and its surrowndings
Stop At:  
Eiffel Tower
Departure from the feet of the Eiffel Tower
Duration: 10 minutes
Admission Ticket Not Included
Pass By:  
Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Paris
See Notre Dame Cathedral from the river
Pass By:  
Louvre Museum
See the Louvre, the ancient Royal Castle - one of the longest buildings in the world
Stop At:  
Seine River
Take a cruise on the Seine River, the most beautiful avenue of Paris!
Duration: 1 hour 
Admission Ticket Included
Pass By:  
Pont-Neuf
When passing under Pont Neuf, the oldest bridge of Paris, lift you head and admire the sculptures
Stop At:  
Bateaux Parisiens
Go aboard just next to teh Eiffel Tower and enjoy a cruise in Paris with an interesting commentary!
Duration: 1 hour 
Admission Ticket Included
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • You will book your cruise on a specific date, but there is no need to book a particular time slot; you can choose what time you want to go on the day of your cruise – simply show your voucher at the quay when you arrive.
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • From 01st of September 2021 to 19th of September 2021 departures every hour from 12.00pm to 09.00pm, Frequency: every 60 minutes
  • From 20th of September 2021 to 24th of October 2021 Closed on mondays & tuesdays / Departures every hour from 12.00pm to 09.00pm, Frequency: every 60 minutes
  • Most travelers can participate
  • From 25th of October 2021 to 07th of November 2021 departures every hour from 12.00pm to 09.00pm, Frequency: every 60 minutes
  • From 08th of November 2021 to 19th of December 2021 Closed on mondays & tuesdays / Departures every hour from 12.00pm to 09.00pm, Frequency: every 60 minutes
  • From 20th of December 2021 to the 02nd of January 2022 departures every hour from 12.00pm to 09.00pm, Frequency: every 60 minutes
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 400 travelers
  • OPERATED BY SEVPTE (Bateaux Parisiens)
You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

Learn more about cancellations.

The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Bateaux Parisiens Seine River Sightseeing Cruise?
A:The policies on face masks and attendee health are:

  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
See all safety measures taken by Bateaux Parisiens Seine River Sightseeing Cruise.
Q:
What is the policy on sanitization during Bateaux Parisiens Seine River Sightseeing Cruise?
A:The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
See all safety measures taken by Bateaux Parisiens Seine River Sightseeing Cruise.
Q:
What is the social distancing policy during Bateaux Parisiens Seine River Sightseeing Cruise?
A:The policies on social distancing are:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
See all safety measures taken by Bateaux Parisiens Seine River Sightseeing Cruise.
Q:
What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Bateaux Parisiens Seine River Sightseeing Cruise?
A:The policies on staff health & safety are:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
See all safety measures taken by Bateaux Parisiens Seine River Sightseeing Cruise.

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Traveler Tips


  • "In general, a great cruise and you get to see beautiful places even at night." See review
  • "Great views and nice commentary.Seats a little uncomfortable but for an hour not too bad and you can always sit downstairs too ." See review

Reviews

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742 Reviews

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star-5
Great boat trip
Caroline_C
, Nov 2021
Great trip, well organised. Very informative. Comfortable. Clean. Perfect for families, friends or anyone.
star-5
Fab way to take in the beautiful sites
Robert_B
, Nov 2021
Fourth time I’ve been in this cruise and would highly recommend - very relaxing, with ambient music and occasional information. Great way to spend an hour taking in the sites.
star-1
No ticket, so no entry
Gwen_G
, Nov 2021
Couldn't do the cruise. Email showed payment & had link to download tickets, click the link it tells you to check your email. No customer service avalable.
star-5
Easy, inexpensive and a...
Deanne_M
, Oct 2021
Easy, inexpensive and a great way to see parts of Paris! The narrative was is several different languages and was very informative.
star-5
Excellent Tour
Navdeep_K
, Oct 2021
This was an excellent tour, we are a family of 5, and none of us had any issues connecting with the wifi or listening to the commentary. We learned things about buildings not as familiar to us, and the history of Paris in general. We rode the 12pm time and it was not crowded.
star-2
Crowded and Disfunctional
Kaitlyn_B
, Aug 2021
I had heard good things about this boat cruise, unfortunately didn’t enjoy it. It was overcrowded with rude people. Most of the handheld speakers for the audio guide were broken and it was frustrating to hold something the whole time. The description said their was AC, but there is not it’s just open air. Look for a different company with smaller boats that has more attention to the experience instead of just funneling masses of people through.
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-2
Disappointing
Stephan_J
, Aug 2021
Nice enough boats, but we were shocked that we had to wait in line without social distancing for quite some time prior to boarding the boat. The most disappoint aspect of the cruise was the audio guide which was absolute rubbish and failed to give you a good idea and feeling for the stunning sites you see from the boat
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-4
It was great experiment
Jasveer_S
, Jul 2021
I was with my family and my Children enjoyed the tour and have great fun ... i suggest to visit the trip
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-5
Exactly what We wanted
Joseph_J
, Jul 2021
The trip was just right a d probably best for the beginning of a first trip to Paris. No booze, not too long to get cold or bored, it hits the core historic area and sights from the Tower to Notre Dame. If I wanted a romantic tour or detailed guided tour I would have chosen differently
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-4
A visual feast from the Seine
Michelle
, Jul 2021
We enjoyed this visual feast of sightseeing from the Seine. My phone battery was too low to take advantage of the audio guide but this was our first day in Paris and it was a great way to start!
1 traveler found this review helpful

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