Top sights in Paris
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Our most recommended Paris Cruises & Boat Tours
1. Paris: 1-hour River Seine Cruise
Embark on a cruise on the River Seine that begins at the foot of the Eiffel Tower. Glide under the bridges of Paris and marvel at a succession of beautiful monuments along the waterway as you listen to commentary about Paris and the sights you pass by. During your cruise, you pass by the Eiffel Tower, Notre Dame, Hotel de Ville, The Louvre, and more. Choose to take your cruise at night for another perspective of the "City of Light" altogether as the city becomes illuminated when evening approaches. Individual audioguides are available in 14 languages and provide commentary about Paris and its history, monuments, and architecture. Please note the audio guide is available through your smartphone by connecting to the Wi-Fi onboard.
Lovely boat and really well organised. Boat was full but you could still see everything and view wasn't obstructed
2. Paris: 3-Course Dinner Cruise on the Seine River
Enjoy a sophisticated gourmet meal as you soak up the beauty of the Paris evening from a different perspective. Cruise past famous museums, striking monuments, quaint quarters, and magnificent bridges, with highlights including the Eiffel Tower, Notre Dame, the Louvre, the National Assembly, and Pont Neuf. Enjoy a variety of tasty starters, choose your main course and end with a selection of decadent desserts. Starters Duck Foie Gras, return from the harvest, red fruit chutney, tonka bean tuile or Smoked salmon, lime powder, tomato tartar, artichokes, sour beetroot or Green gazpacho, cucumber, zucchini, spinach, a mix of vegetables Main course Yellow poultry supreme, zucchini gratin, coloured carrots, lemon basil sauce or Fillet of sea bream, creamy spelt with peas, shellfish sauce with tarragon, vegetables from our orchards or Piece of Beef, zucc...
Lovely evening watching the sun set on the Seine. Food was good. Service was good. Have to watch add on costs. Recommend it
3. Paris: 1-Hour Illuminations River Cruise
Take a night cruise on the River Seine and see Paris illuminated for the night. Listen to the on board audio-guide commentary on your smartphone (available in 14 languages) to learn more about the Eiffel Tower, Louvre Museum, and other attractions. Glide gently through the Paris of today and yesterday as you enjoy panoramic views from the classic trimaran, with terrace and exterior passageways. Marvel at the illuminated sights such as the Eiffel Tower, Les Invalides, and Musée d’Orsay. See the ghastly gargoyles of Notre Dame, pass the imposing façade of the Louvre Museum, Grand Palais, and many more sites.
Lovely experience especially since the weather was getting cloudy and sunny within the same hour. Carry your headphones to hear the tour quite whilst you click pics with your same instrument!
4. Paris: Seine Cruise & Crepe Tasting near the Eiffel Tower
Receive your tickets by mail which you can use at any time up until the validity date indicated on the ticket. You can choose to take the cruise before or after your crepe tasting. For the 1-hour cruise, meet at “Bateaux Parisiens” / Port de la Bourdonnais just next to the Eiffel Tower to board the boat. As you cruise along the Seine River, unwind while contemplating the history of Paris and admire its many monuments such as the Louvre Museum, the Orsay Museum, Notre Dame Cathedral and the many bridges with their unique architecture. Enjoy audioguide commentary onboard available in 14 languages which you can also listen to from an application on your smartphone. Then, (before or after your cruise), show your voucher to the staff at the buffet "Régalade de la Tour Eiffel" at the foot of the Eiffel Tower. Taste a French crepe with Nutella, sugar, lemon, jam, or whipped cream. Admire th...
Ay 9: line for thé crêpes and line for the cruise, quite some people but the boat was big enough.
5. Paris: Evening Cruise with Dinner on River Seine
Climb aboard a panoramic pleasure boat for a dinner cruise along the River Seine in central Paris, and enjoy an à-la-carte 3-course meal as you take in views of the monuments, floodlit for the night. The entirely glassed-in boat is of a contemporary design, with onboard toilets for your comfort. See the historic quays of the Seine, and cruise past the golden dome of Les Invalides. Marvel at the bombastic buildings of the French Parliament and the former Beaux-Arts railway station of the Musée d’Orsay. Get up close to the Gothic façade of Notre Dame Cathedral, see the imposing former prison of the Conciergerie, and cruise under some of the city’s most historic bridges. Live music will be played on the 8:30 PM cruise only, to set the scene, providing a relaxing backdrop to your meal of chef-prepared traditional cuisine. The 8:30 PM cruise will last for 2.5 hours and the 6:00 PM cruise ...
Booked on line a few days before - very easy to navigate site. Boats depart right across the street from Eiffel Tower, so easy to find. There is a choice of two sailings, we opted for the 20.30 one. Excellent service throughout the whole experience. The waiter was very attentive, food was excellent (although only one vegetarian option for each course), and there was plenty to drink - we had a glass of pink champagne, a bottle of red wine and a bottle of white wine between 3 of us, all included in the price. Didn't feel like we were on a boat at all - very smooth passage. And stunning sites to finish it all off. Well worth the money, we had a great evening, just went too quickly!
6. Paris: 2-Hour River Seine Lunch Cruise
Climb aboard a panoramic pleasure boat for a 2-hour lunch cruise along the River Seine in central Paris, and enjoy a 3-course à-la-carte meal as you take in the views. The entirely glassed-over boat is of a contemporary design, with onboard toilets for your comfort. See the quays of the Seine, from the replica of the Statue of Liberty to the French National Library. Cruise past the golden dome of Les Invalides, the bombastic buildings of the French Parliament, and the former Beaux-Arts railway station of the Musée d’Orsay. Get up close to the Gothic façade of Notre Dame Cathedral, see the imposing former prison of the Conciergerie, discover the palatial home of the Louvre Museum, and much more. Artistic scene-setting is punctuated by a commentary highlighting key monuments, while views from the glass roof are legendary. Classic French music will be played to set the scene, providing...
Eine tolle Erfahrung! Das Essen war ausgezeichnet und es ist für (fast) jeden etwas dabei! Die Kellner sind sehr freundlich und gut drauf, sodass man viel Spaß hat und dabei die tolle Aussicht von der Seine aus genießen kann! Immer gerne wieder!
7. Paris: River Seine Cruise with Optional Drinks and Snacks
Hop on board for a refreshingly new perspective of central Paris. Take a relaxing 1-hour river cruise of Paris and enjoy unbeatable views of the city's most memorable landmarks. Starting at the Eiffel Tower, cruise on a comfortable boat down the river for a taste of elegant Parisian life. Glide past The Grand Palais, the Louvre, Musée d'Orsay, and Notre Dame Cathedral. Your guide will entertain you throughout the leisurely cruise with anecdotes and intriguing historical facts. The Paris cruise goes as far as the Institute of the Arabic World at the Ile Saint-Louis before returning you to the Eiffel Tower, and it's the most relaxing way to sightsee in Paris and is the only way to explore the city free of traffic noise and congestion.
We strted the trip at 7 p.m. just before the golden hour ended. We caught the last glimpse of sun shining in that day and Paris looked beautiful. It was a great experience.
8. River Seine Cruise from Parc de la Villette
Start your day in Paris with one of its most enchanting attractions, and take a 2.5-hour cruise along the Canal Saint-Martin and River Seine. Embark in the center of the Parc de la Villette, and cruise gently along the canal to Rue de Crimée’s elevated bridge, as it goes through the Bassin de la Villette, before entering the magnificent Rotonde by Ledoux. Adventure begins with the first lock at the Récollets Center, where you will catch sight of the Hotel du Nord. Discover the real Canal Saint-Martin, filled with the poetry of its romantic paths and pedestrian bridges, bordered by chestnut trees and populated by fishermen. Then, the boat will be plunged into darkness as you enter a tunnel of more than 1-mile, taking you through a mysterious underground vault that is perforated by light holes. Filled with magic and beauty, when you emerge into the light at Arsenal Port, you will see the...
It's a nice boat cruise on an offbeat path. I liked how I had not seen this part of Paris before. It's like a hidden gem. The seine cruises are a dime a dozen and this cruise differentiates itself. I read some of the other reviews and I didn't find the speaker annoying, nor did I find the seats uncomfortable. I agree that you could bring a snack and a drink. The weather I had was perfect +23 and sunny. Bring sunglasses and bring a jacket just in case. You go through 1.5km of underground cavern type area. Very cool. You see lots of different bridges too. As far as improvement on how to make this even better, I do agree with someone else's comment that the last 20minutes on the Seine seems too short. It would have been nicer if this cruise went up the river farther to the statue of liberty and turned around and came back to Orsay. (just because the Canal and Seine are two different worlds). They really complement each other. Do this if you've been to paris B4.
9. Paris: Direct Eiffel Tower Access & Seine River Cruise
Save time with a pre-booked, direct access ticket to the 2nd level of the Eiffel Tower on this combined package with a cruise included. Explore the tower at your leisure and enjoy views of the most famous Parisian landmarks, such as the Arc de Triomphe and the wide Haussmann boulevards, among others. Marvel at the beauty of Paris from the 2nd floor and take memorable pictures with your friends or family. Continue to the summit with standard access (optional) and enjoy the rest of your unlimited time inside the Eiffel Tower. Afterwards, if option selected, embark on a cruise along the Seine River. You’ll have the chance to admire the famous monuments of Paris as you follow the flow of the river through the city. Relax and enjoy a pleasant hour on board.
1st time here, we LOVED it! I never want to leave!! Will be back in 2022. jusqu'à ce que nous nous rencontrions à nouveau Parie ;)
10. Paris: Eiffel Tower Direct Access with Host to 2nd Floor by Elevator & Seine River Cruise
Save time with a pre-booked, direct access ticket to the 2nd level of the Eiffel Tower on this combined package with a cruise included. Marvel at the beauty of Paris from the 2nd floor of the tower, and enjoy views of the most famous Parisian landmarks, such as the Arc de Triomphe. Take memorable pictures with your friends or family and explore the tower at your leisure. Afterwards, embark on a cruise along the Seine River. You’ll have the chance to admire the famous monuments of Paris as you follow the flow of the river through the city. Relax and enjoy a pleasant hour on board.
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Planning Your Visit
What should you know before you arrive in Paris?
In a city this crowded with people and this steeped in tradition, you should decide which attractions you want to see in advance. Know which museums are a must-visit for your group. Make dinner reservations. Decide which neighborhoods you want to explore. Figure out how to beat the crowds at the Musee d'Orsay.
How big is Paris?
If you haven't been to Paris before, you may be surprised by how sprawling the city is compared to other, more walkable tourist destinations like Rome or Barcelona. (You can certainly walk -- but the Métro will help you zip around quicker!) Try to organize your sightseeing by neighborhood, so that you're not racing across the city several times a day.
How many days should you spend in Paris?
It depends! It really will help to prioritize what you want to see before you go, and map out how long it will take you to see everything on your list. You could easily fill five days with tours and major attractions -- but remember to dedicate time to strolling down the Seine, shopping your way through the Marais, and drinking a Kir Royal at a sidewalk cafe.
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- Best time to visit
- As is European tradition, the French go on holiday for most of August -- meaning that it actually might be the best time to go! The city will be a little less crowded, and you'll be able to experience Paris at a slower pace.
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What people are saying about Paris
Great experience - the tour guide was really lovely (I can't remember her name, she was petite and just the sweetest ever!!) We recommend going at night - when it lights up its so gorgeous. The only negative, there was absolutely no social distancing. In fact, it was encouraged to get closer. This was a bit stressful for us because we were trying our best to stay distanced (we were doing Covid tests whilst away to be able to come home) So we just would've liked the opportunity for distancing.
Olivia was a fun and energetic guide. She clearly loves what she does. She was a great driver, too! This is a long day but it’s interesting to experience the differences between the wild gardens of Monet and the structured gardens at Versailles. Enjoy!
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Ay 9: line for thé crêpes and line for the cruise, quite some people but the boat was big enough.
Delícioso passeio de barco passando pelos principais pontos turísticos.