The Bateaux Mouches began in 1949, at the Pont de l’Alma in Paris. Their founder Jean Bruel originally set up the company as a way to lift the mood of the city, delighting Parisians and tourists following the end of the Second World War. He was a passionate inventor, and loved the way the city of Paris had grown around the River Seine, from where all its most beautiful monuments could be admired. His passion drove him to develop the idea of the tour cruise and to this day, the Bateaux Mouches remain pioneers of the concept. Founded at the turn of 20th century to allow Paris’ constant flow of tourists to see the city and its brand new Eiffel Tower, the tour cruises remain a hugely popular tourist activity amongst visitors of the French capital.
The Bateaux Mouches are an important part of Parisian heritage – the perfect addition for your trip to Paris!