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See the major sights of Paris from the water on a hop-on hop-off Seine boat cruise. With either a 1- or 2-day ticket, glide leisurely along the river, hopping off and on when you wish to visit the attractions that most interest you, such as Musée d'Orsay and Notre Dame Cathedral. Or simply stay on the boat to admire Paris’ World Heritage–listed riverbanks.

Please note: Since the events in Paris on November 13, 2015, two of the hop-on hop-off stations are closed—Jardin des Plantes/Cité de la Mode and Beaugrenelle. Please use the other seven stops until further notice.


  • Hop-on hop-off sightseeing cruise of Paris
  • Cruise along the Seine River, admiring the monuments that line its UNESCO-listed banks
  • See top Paris attractions such as Notre Dame Cathedral, Eiffel Tower and the Louvre Museum
  • Hop off at any of the nine stops along the Seine River
  • Choose from a 1- or 2-day sightseeing ticket

Why Our Insiders Chose This Tour

Avoid the traffic and take to the river with this fantastic hop-on hop-off river shuttle. Get on and off as many times as you like for a different take on Paris sightseeing!

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What You Can Expect

Seine River Hop-On Hop-Off Sightseeing Cruise in Paris

See the sights from your hop-on hop-off river shuttle

With your 1-day or 2-day Seine River sightseeing pass, you can cruise along Paris’ riverbanks—the World Heritage–listed Right Bank and Left Bank—to see top sights like Musée d'Orsay. Glide underneath the city’s beautiful bridges and past its elegant architecture, and hop on and off the riverboat to visit attractions like the Eiffel Tower on your own. Perhaps hop off in Saint-Germain for a bite to eat at a sidewalk café, or check out the Gothic architecture of Notre Dame.

When you’re on the boat (a 1.5- to 2-hour loop), relax and enjoy city views from the water.

Hop-on hop-off river stops:
  • Eiffel Tower
  • Musée d'Orsay
  • Saint-Germain-des-Prés
  • Notre Dame Cathedral
  • Jardin des Plantes/Cité de la Mode
  • Hôtel de Ville
  • Louvre Museum (between Pont Royal and Pont du Carrousel)
  • Champs-Elysées
  • Beaugrenelle
Please note: Jardin des Plantes/Cité de la Mode and Beaugrenelle stops are currently closed; please use the other seven stations until further notice. During times when water levels are exceptionally high, certain stops may be closed and alternative routes provided.

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Customer Reviews

Mary C

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2016

This was a great way of seeing Paris in a short time. It was very easy to find the stops and well signposted. I would have no hesitation in recommending this trip.

Annamaria C

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2016

Fabulous way to sightsee, we thoroughly enjoyed it. So easy to hop on and off at will, just perfect.

Philippa C

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2016

Such an easy relaxed way of getting around, it is fun too

Alan B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2016

Great way to get about to the major sites

April L

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2016

Great way to see the beautiful landmarks without battling the crowds. Enjoyed being able to easily get on and off, esp. at Notre Dame, the Louve and the Eiffel Tower and also to enjoy a leisurely ride down the Seine. Great price and very convenient!

Pantaleon C

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2016

With the recent security concerns around Paris, this was a perfect alternative to travel to/from Paris major attractions. We were a family of 4 2 adults, 2 kids with strollers and the boat is well appointed with plenty of space.

Emory L

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2016

The tour was easy, efficient, and highly recommended.

William P

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2016

We did not get a chance to go on the boat, but we did the last time and it is great! I would recommend this cruise to everyone!

Susan Q

5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2016

Very reasonably priced, found the boats easily, excellent staff who spoke in English and informed us about the trip. A very good way to see the sights with pick up and drop offs at various stops. Would definitely use again next time!


5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2016

one of the things you must do in Paris! Very convinient to see so many things around the seine river.

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