Cruise on the Seine

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The undeniable charm that Paris exudes comes from a happy combination of elements.

There are its grandiose monuments, such as the Eiffel Tower, the artistic atmospheres of neighborhoods such as Montmartre, museums full of treasures and, of course, the Seine, the great river that, over time, has inspired writers, poets, painters and lovers.

Even today you are enchanted in observing the river and its Bouquinistes, the stalls of ancient used books along its banks, true open-air bookstores declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

In our opinion, a cruise on the Seine is a great way to get carried away by its French charm.

The topics of Cruise on the Seine:

  • 1 Why do it
  • 2 types of cruises
    • 2.1 Classic cruise
    • 2.2 Cruise with lunch
    • 2.3 Romantic dinner cruise
  • 3 How to save

Why do it

  • Because the “aquatic” perspective shows an even more evocative Paris.

The river, in fact, has historically been the center of the capital and the fulcrum of its development: consequently, many buildings have been built right on its banks. Admiring them from the water will be an unforgettable experience.

  • To indulge in a little relaxation after long walks… while continuing to see Paris! Rather than take a nap in your hotel, you can relax lulled by the waters, with the Parisian panorama flowing before your eyes.
  • To see many monuments in a short period of time and not to have to organize your tour: you will be comfortably transported to the right places and you can leave the city map aside for a while.
  • To make a surprise to your him or her: the cruise on the Seine is really very romantic and can make even those who are usually not sentimental.

Types of cruises

You can choose between different types of cruises on the Seine; they range from the classic one, which never disappoints, to the one with lunch or dinner.

Classic cruise

Your Bateaux Parisiens company boat will be a beautiful glazed trimaran which offers a panoramic view of the iconic monuments of Paris!

A tour guide in flesh and blood will describe the attractions in English or French, but with the handy audio guide with earphones you can enjoy the commentary in Italian too. Departures are distributed throughout the day, from morning to evening.

From where it leaves

Port de la Bourdonnais (right at the foot of the Eiffel Tower), Pier 3.

How long does it last

1 hour.

What do you see

The most important buildings and monuments you will see are the Eiffel Tower, the Invalides, the Parliament, the Musée d'Orsay, the Institut de France, the Notre Dame Cathedral, the Town Hall, the Conciergerie, the Louvre, the Obelisk, the Grand Palais.


Adults (12 years and older): € 15

Children (from 4 to 11 years old): € 7

Book from this page and you will also skip the line!

Cruise with lunch

You can eat and sail on the Seine! By choosing a river cruise in the midday sun, aboard “La Marina de Paris”, you will be able to admire the iconic monuments of Paris and enjoy a refined three-course menu of French cuisine.

From where it leaves

Port Solferino, 23 Quai Anatole France.

How long does it last

2 hours.

What do you see

The Eiffel Tower, the Louvre, Notre Dame. You will also sail under the Pont Neuf and past Notre Dame, the Gothic cathedral.


Adults (12 years and older): € 41

Children (from 3 to 11 years old): € 29

You can book the cruise from this page and if for some reason you change your mind, you can cancel up to 3 days in advance and receive a full refund.

Romantic dinner cruise

Are you an incurable romantic who is enchanted by seeing the lights of the evening, and you like to eat well? You should then treat yourself to a romantic three-course à la carte dinner cruise on a fully glazed panoramic pleasure boat!

You can choose a shorter version of the cruise, which departs at 18.00 and does not include musical entertainment, or exaggerate the 20.00 version, which lasts longer and with live musical entertainment.

From where it leaves

Short cruise departing at 18.00pm: Bateaux Parisiens - Port de la Bourdonnais (at the foot of the Eiffel Tower), pier 5 or 7.

Cruise departing at 20.00pm: Port de la Bourdonnais (at the foot of the Eiffel Tower), Pier 5 or 7.

How long does it last

Short cruise departing at 18.00: 1 hour and a quarter.

Cruise departing at 20.00: 2,5 hours.

What do you see

The historic quays of the Seine, the golden dome of Les Invalides, the buildings of the French Parliament, the former Beaux-Arts train station of the Musée d'Orsay, the Louvre Museum, the Eiffel Tower, the facade of Notre Dame Cathedral, the Conciergerie. We also sail under some of the city's historic bridges.


Short cruise at 18.00.

- Adults (12 years and older): € 69

- Children (under the age of 11): € 34

20.00 pm cruise:

- Adults (12 years and older): € 99 and up

- Children (under the age of 11): € 34

The dinner cruise can be booked from this page, and cancellation with full refund is possible up to 24 hours in advance.

How to save

Did you know that different pass multi-attraction prepaid, designed for travelers to Paris, also include the Seine cruise and allow travelers to save?

Are the following:

  • he Paris Explorer Pass
  • Il Paris Pass
  • The Lib Pass
  • Il Paris CityPASS

All four include the same type of cruise: that one classic one hour long offered by the company Bateaux Parisiens (which we described above).

This cruise, in fact, is a standard proposal that is comfortable for everyone, also for the frequency of departures: the boats leave every 30 minutes from April to September, and from October to March every hour.

At the moment, however, no pass includes “gastronomic” cruises with lunch or dinner.

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