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Bateaux Parisiens Seine River Sightseeing Cruise

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Paris, France

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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

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.
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:  
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
  • Most travelers can participate
  • From 01st April to 30 September = High season: Choose any departure time from 10am to 10:30pm (except 1pm and 7:30pm - no departures) Frequency: approx. every 30 minutes
  • From October to March = Low season: Choose any departure time from 10:30am to 10pm (except 1pm and 7:30pm - no departures) Frequency: approx. every hour
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 400 travelers
  • OPERATED BY SEVPTE (Bateaux Parisiens)

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

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

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

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
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What is the maximum group size during Bateaux Parisiens Seine River Sightseeing Cruise?
This activity will have a maximum of 400 travelers.

See all safety measures taken by Bateaux Parisiens Seine River Sightseeing Cruise.

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Website not in sync?!
, Aug 2020
Website not in sync?! We booked seats over the internet for 10:00 am on Sunday. Rushed to the dock to find out that boats only leave at 12:00 am ?!. There was no sign, no info, nothing. The info came from the man hosing the pier. Unfortunately we had plans in the afternoon, so had to rush off after the cruise. The cruise itself was ok, nothing to complain about.
icon Response from Host , Aug 2020
Hello, We apologize for this negative experience. However, schedules are available on our website. You must click on "Partical information" to view them. Yours sincerely The Bateaux Parisiens team
Below average experience
, Jul 2020
Boat itself was nice, however tour guide voice gave not much details about the city. Not very good tour overall, more of just a boat ride. Would not recommend
icon Response from Host , Jul 2020
Hello, We apologize for this negative experience. If you wish, you can contact our customer service at +33 (0)1 76 64 14 45 or, who will take your comments into account and get back to you as soon as possible. Have a nice day, The Bateaux Parisiens Team
Cosy and warm
, Mar 2020
The boat was lovely! Comfortable and warm. Nice interior with glass windows all around so you can see the view. Nice staff Only down side was that I didn’t know what sites I was passing, nothing was really being said. Didn’t bother me too much because I just want to enjoy the ride in peace. But if that’s the type of cruise you want with lots of information then you might be dissatisfied a little bit. But for me and my beloved it was a nice cosy time to spend together
icon Response from Host , Mar 2020
Thanks a lot for this nice feedback! We're very pleased to hear that you enjoyed your experience with our company.
Evening cruise makes Paris looks even better
, Jan 2020
I chose this particular cruise because it advertised that it had audio headsets. I did not notice any (I stayed on the upper deck). They, however, had a sound system that announces just the main attraction as the boat passes them, but not much info. They also have an app you could use -- I did not know about this beforehand but just saw a sign when I was already on the boat. I was thus left with hardly any information on what these places and buildings were that we were passing.When I finally managed to get it, I heard mostly static. I gave this four stars and not three because it is probably my fault that I did not find ways to know how to download the app beforehand.
Not worth it.
Lisa B
, Nov 2019
The commentary kept cutting out it didn’t matter if we used our own headphones or their device. The commentary we could hear was not not interesting. Only if you were outside on top could you really see anything. It was cold so being outside wasn’t ideal.
Great Cruise
Thiaggo C
, Nov 2019
In general, a great cruise and you get to see beautiful places even at night. As others have mentioned here on the review, if you go upstairs, you don't get the audioguide they offer. But you can use the audioguide through wifi in many languages, though it crashed some times.
Great experience!
, Nov 2019
Everything went perfect! Beautiful tour! Highly recommended! Audio guide was informative and easy to use.
It’s a nice boat ride...
, Sep 2019
Seeing the city from the river is just not adequate. Many people recommended it to us, but it just turned out to be a nice boat ride. It was a nice boat and friendly staff, but, if you have time, I would recommend you visit all of the places you’re interested in and use the Hop-on-Hop-off bus to see the rest.
Quick and efficient
alexander d
, Aug 2019
We left on time and the staff were very helpful. Took a bit quicker than I thought it would but maybe that's a good thing. It's great for seeing all the sites and then coming back for the ones that you want to visit in length.
Very informative Ride
, Jul 2019
The narration and trip was very interesting. Now if we could just get rid of selfiesticks it would have been great.

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