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Bateaux Parisiens: 1h Sightseeing Cruise

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  • Hop aboard a magical 1-hour cruise on the Seine in a glass canopy boat and take in the breathtaking panoramic views of Paris.
  • Pick up interesting facts about the landmarks you pass along iconic Parisian landmarks with the help of dedicated audio headsets that you can tune in and out of at your discretion over the course of your cruise. The audio commentary is available in 14 languages to better suit your needs.
  • This Bateaux Parisiens cruise departs every 30 minutes over the summer and every hour over the winter; and you can board any time between 10 AM and 10:30 PM, except for 1 PM and 7:30 PM, when no departures occur.
  • With a validity of six months from the date of purchase, this ticket gives you the flexibility to plan your holiday with ease.
  • With a convenient boarding point located at the foot of the Eiffel Tower, this cruise is easily accessible and one that you simply cannot miss.
  • Children aged 4-11 enjoy reduced prices and those aged 3 years and below do not require a ticket.
  • You may cancel up to 24 hours in advance for a full refund.
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Bateaux Parisiens

Bateaux Parisiens offers a fleet of luxurious, glass-canopy boats of two kinds, sightseeing boats and restaurant boats. A well-liked choice for the tour of the Seine river, Bateaux Parisiens allows tourists to board and get off at two popular locations: near the foot of the Eiffel Tower or near Notre Dame Cathedral. Bateaux Parisiens offers sightseeing cruises, lunch and dinner cruises with audio commentary in up to 13 languages. And with over 2.6 million tourists taking up their tours every year, Bateaux Parisien boats make a great choice for a Seine cruise.

Why Choose Bateaux Parisiens

Offering two distinctly enjoyable cruises, Bateaux Parisiens allows you to discover most of Paris’ landmark attractions such as the Eiffel Tower, Les Invalides, Musee d'Orsay, and Institut de France, allowing you to take a peek at them before deciding which to visit. 

Bateaux Parisiens’ dinner cruises are especially popular for the authentic and delicious French cuisine prepared on the boat, as soon as the order is placed. Pair that with excellent service, akin to a five-star hotel, and live music--this cruise is a must for a romantic evening on the Seine.

Types of Cruises Offered by Bateaux Parisiens:


Sightseeing Cruise

A relaxing one-hour cruise, start your journey at one of two boarding points--Port de la Bourdonnais, boarding at Pier #3 (Metro Bir-Hakeim or Trocadero (line 9), and from a dock near Notre Dame Cathedral (Quai de Montebello, Metro/RER Saint-Michel). You can either seat yourself inside and enjoy the sights from behind the glass or walk onto the upper deck and take in the fresh air. Pop in the provided headsets, to listen in to an illuminating commentary on the sights that surround you; this includes special, engaging commentary for children! Starting with the Assemblee Nationale, float past the Musee d'Orsay, Institut de France, Pantheon, Cite de la Mode, Hotel de Ville, Notre Dame, Conciergerie, and more. The ticket for this cruise is flexible, once purchased, allowing you to ply this cruise any time and day within 6 months from the date of purchase.

Bateaux Parisiens also offers a special ‘Enchanted Cruise’ on certain dates, which are catered more towards families with young children. Often hosted by two actors, a colorful performance takes place, telling the passengers the story of Paris in song and anecdotes.


Dining Cruise

Offering panoramic views of the city on their Restaurant Boats, while dining on a delicious three-course meal--Bateaux Parisiens offers a luxurious experience with the Dining Cruise. Make a tough choice between having an elegant, sunny lunch or a romantic dinner as you glide along the Seine. Enjoy a traditional French meal that has been freshly prepared on board, as the live musicians play popular melodies, setting a relaxed ambiance. While there are three seating options available, snag the best tables right at the front of the boat. This two-hour cruise takes you past the Eiffel Tower, Les Invalides, The Parliament, Musée d’Orsay, Institut de France, Notre Dame Cathedral, Louvre, Grand Palais and more.


Sightseeing Cruise

From the Eiffel Tower

Boats leave every 30 minutes between 10:00 am and 10:30 pm (April-September); once per hour from 10:30 am to 10:00 pm (October-March). Weekends and weekdays during French «Zone C» school holidays: 10:30 am to 10:00 pm.

Holiday hours:

December 24th: last departure at 5:00 pm

December 25th and on January 1st: the first departure at 10:40 am

December 31st: last departure at 10:00 pm

January 14th: last departure at 5:00 pm

From Notre Dame

The Eiffel Tower port would be the more convenient port to board from. However, if you choose the boarding point at Notre Dame, then the timings are as follows:

5-12 April 2019

• Departures at 2:20 PM, 3:40 PM, 5 PM, 6:20 PM, 8:30 PM and 10 PM (Mon-Sun)

13 April to 29 June 2019

• Departure at 11 AM and 12:20 PM (Sat-Sun)

• Departure at 2:20 PM, 3:40 PM, 5 PM and 6:20 PM (Mon-Sun)

• Departure at 8:30 PM and 10 PM (Mon-Thur, Sun); 8:15 PM, 9:30 PM and 10:45 PM (Fri-Sat)

30 June to 24 August 2019

• Departure at 11 AM, 12:20 PM, 2:20 PM, 3:40 PM, 5 PM, 6:20 PM, 8:15 PM, 9:30 PM and 10:45 PM (Mon-Sun)

25 August to 22 September 2019

• Departure at 11 AM and 12:20 PM (Sat-Sun); 2:20 PM, 3:40 PM, 5 PM, 6:20 PM, 8:30 PM and 10 PM (Mon-Sun)

23 September to 18 October 2019

• Departure at 2:20 PM, 3:40 PM, 5 PM and 6:20 PM (Mon-Sun); 8:15 PM (Fri-Sat)

19 October to 03 November

2:20 PM, 3:40 PM, 5 PM, 6:20 PM and 8:15 PM (Mon-Sun)

Dining Cruises

From the Eiffel Tower

Boarding: Pier 5 or Pier 7

Boarding ends: 12:30pm

Boat departs: 12:45pm

Return to dock: 2:45pm

Cruise Departure Points & How to Get There

Eiffel Tower, at Port de la Bourdonnais


Line no. 6 - metro station Bir-Hakeim. If you take this line you'll get a view of the tower as you approach the station.

Line no. 9 - "Trocadéro" station


Line C: Champs de Mars - Tour Eiffel station


Buses 82, 42, 87 and 69 stop near the boarding port.

Notre Dame Cathedral, at Quai de Montebello


Line no. 10 - Maubert - Mutualité metro station. The port is a 4-minute walk away.

Line no. 4 - Saint Michel Notre-Dame Station. The port is a 5-minute walk away.


Lines B & C: Champs de Mars - Saint Michel Notre-Dame Station.


Buses 47, 87, N15, N22 stop at the Quai de Montebello bus stop.