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Tour code: 5756SIGHTSEEING
Enjoy a leisurely trip down the Seine on this 1-hour 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.


  • 1-hour 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

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What You Can Expect

Seine River Cruise: Bateaux Parisiens Sightseeing Cruise

Soak up the views as you cruise along the Seine

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 half an hour and cruise back up the opposite bank for a scenic and leisurely introduction to the magic of Paris. Your 1-hour cruise ends back at the original departure point near the Eiffel Tower.

Customer Reviews

carmine j c

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2016

worked out wonderful

Elizabeth C

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2016

Easy Fun! Great way to take a break from walking and see the city from the river. Large boat and comfy too. Even if it rains it has views from covered underneath part. :

Susan J

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2016

This was a fantastic tour! I loved the way that the time was not set and you could go any time on the day you signed up for. We did an afternoon after going to the D'Orssay in the morning. The guide on the boat was able to give information about the sights in just about any language! It was great to see some of the landmarks of Paris from the river. It was a great perspective. This was a tour that was not expensive and well worth the money!

Gloria B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2015

A must for everyone each time they visit Paris.

curtischa United States of ... 

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2015

I like the view from the River and seeing the interesting sites along the way.

janet t

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2015

the boat tour was excellent. the views at night were beautiful. duration was perfect.

Jennifer B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2015

We did this our first evening in Paris. Loved it. Took wine with us.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2015

Great tour!!! Bad that in the top there is no audio but the views are amazing!!!. Thanks!!!


5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2015

We took the 9:30pm departure in early August. It was perfect!
There we were, at the foot of the Eiffel Tower, leaving at dusk and
returning in the dark to see the lights of Paris. Upon returning, we
waited 15 minutes to see the Eiffel Tower light up like a magnificent
sparkler at 11:00 pm. Our best evening in Paris and it was magical.

P.S. Arrived about one half hour early.

Theresa H

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2015

Great way to see Paris from a different perspective. Recommended.

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