Bateaux-Mouches in Paris

The Bateaux Mouches offer tour cruises on the Seine all year round, as well as dinner and lunchtime cruises onboard their special restaurant-boats. The tour boats feature a heated indoor area and an open-air top level, allowing you to enjoy your cruise whatever the weather. The restaurant boats are designed to ensure that all passengers have a fantastic view of the city’s sights, with all tables arranged next to the large bay windows. The lunchtime cruises feature a live accordionist playing a repertoire of old French songs, while dinner cruises have a more romantic feel thanks to a live piano and violin duo.

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from €120

Dinner Cruise

4.7/5

Climb aboard a beautifully glass-walled boat for a glamorous cruise with the Bateaux Mouches of Paris.

Boarding: Pont de l'Alma

from €15

Cruise Tours on the Seine

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The perfect way to discover Paris in style: a cruise on the Seine with the Bateaux Mouches. Show tickets on your smartphone and skip the line!
from €85

Lunch Cruises

4.7/5
Experience all the grandeur of Paris onboard a two-hour Lunchtime Cruise along the Seine, while enjoying a taste of authentic French cuisine.
€460

New Year's Eve

4.7/5
The famous Bateaux Mouches cruise company offers a special dinner cruise on the Seine. When you return to the dock, you can continue the evening and celebrate the new year on the dance floor.
from €69

Group Price

5/5
For a dinner or lunch cruise in Paris, choose the mother company of tourist river boats; Bateaux-Mouches. For a minimum of 15 people, enjoy a personalized trip with a designated member of staff looking after you to make sure that everything runs as smoothly as possible!
€250

Bastille Day - July 14th

4.8/5
Enjoy an elegant two-hour cruise accompanied by live piano and violin music and a stunning firework display.
€210

Valentine's Day

4.8/5
Enjoy the cruise of your dreams on board the Bateaux-Mouches, seating by the window and listening to piano and violin music.
from €16

Bateaux-Mouches by night

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Board one of Paris's renowned Bateaux-Mouches river boats by night to see the City of Light sparkle as you cruise down the Seine!

The Bateaux-Mouches of Paris: An Unforgettable Seine River Cruise Experience

The Bateaux-Mouches of Paris are a true institution, showcasing the history and charm of the French capital. Since their creation in 1949 by Jean Bruel, these iconic boats have offered Parisians and visitors a unique way to discover the wonders of the City of Light. Whether it's for a romantic dinner cruise, a family lunch, or a leisurely stroll along the Seine, the Bateaux-Mouches promise a memorable experience.

History of the Bateaux-Mouches:

The Origins of the Bateaux-Mouches

In the aftermath of World War II, Jean Bruel conceived the Bateaux-Mouches as a way to bring joy and carefree moments to the residents of Paris and the capital's visitors. He drew inspiration from the concept of the "bateau mouche," invented in the early 20th century to facilitate the transportation of visitors during the universal exhibitions. Bruel elevated this concept by creating a true scenic cruise, allowing passengers to admire Paris's major landmarks from the Seine River.

The Cultural Heritage of the Bateaux-Mouches

The Bateaux-Mouches have become an integral part of the genetic heritage of Paris and its inhabitants. They embody the history and beauty of the city. Every year, thousands of tourists and locals embark on these legendary boats for an unforgettable experience, discovering Paris from a fresh perspective.

To learn more, visit our dedicated page on the history of the Bateaux-Mouches.

Different Types of Cruises:

Dinner Cruise: A Culinary and Romantic Experience

The Bateaux-Mouches dinner cruises offer a refined and romantic ambiance, perfect for a special evening. You can savor a delicious meal prepared by talented chefs while admiring the illuminated Parisian monuments along the Seine.

Dinner Cruise Schedule:
  • Boarding: 8:00 PM
  • Departure: 8:30 PM
  • Conclusion: 10:30 PM
Dinner Cruise Prices:
  • Prestige Package: €115
  • Excellence Package: €155
  • Child Rate (4 to 11 years old): €39

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Lunch Cruise: A Friendly Gathering with Family or Friends

Lunch cruises are an ideal option to enjoy a convivial moment while discovering the charms of Paris. During the cruise, you can indulge in delicious and diverse cuisine while being gently rocked by the boat's motion. The lunch cruise schedule is designed to accommodate your itinerary, allowing you to make the most of your day in Paris.

Lunch Cruise Schedule:
  • Boarding: 12:00 PM
  • Departure: 12:30 PM
  • Conclusion: 2:15 PM
Lunch Cruise Prices:
  • Douce France Package: €80
  • Child Rate (4 to 11 years old): €39

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Sightseeing Cruise: Discovering Paris's Treasures

Sightseeing cruises are designed for those who wish to explore Paris in a more relaxed manner. You will have the opportunity to enjoy a panoramic view of the major Parisian landmarks while listening to informative commentary

about their history and cultural significance. Sightseeing cruises are available throughout the day, with regular departures.

Sightseeing Cruise Schedule:
  • High Season (April to September):
    • Departures every 30 minutes from 10:00 AM to 10:30 PM.
  • Low Season (October to March):
    • Departures every 40 minutes from 11:00 AM to 9:20 PM.
    • Additional departure at 10:15 AM on weekends.
Sightseeing Cruise Prices:
  • Full Fare: €15
  • Child Rate (4 to 11 years old): €6

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Practical Information:

Address and Departure Port of the Bateaux-Mouches

The Bateaux-Mouches are moored at the Pont de l'Alma, providing easy access for visitors to Paris. The exact address is Port de la Conférence, 75008 Paris, France. From this central location, you can board the boat of your choice and begin your adventure on the Seine.

Schedule and Prices

The Bateaux-Mouches offer various schedules to cater to visitors' needs. Sightseeing cruises are available throughout the day, with regular departures. Dinner and lunch cruises have fixed schedules.

Prices vary depending on the type of cruise you choose. Dinner cruises offer a complete gastronomic experience and can be booked starting from €115. Lunch cruises are a more affordable option, with prices starting at €80. Sightseeing cruises are accessible to all budgets, starting from €6 for children.

In summary, the Bateaux-Mouches of Paris invite you to live an unforgettable Seine River cruise experience. Whether it's for a romantic dinner, a convivial lunch, or a relaxing sightseeing tour, these iconic boats will allow you to discover Paris from a new perspective, showcasing its major landmarks and unique charm. Don't miss the opportunity to be captivated by the genetic heritage of Paris and create unforgettable memories aboard the Bateaux-Mouches.

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Customer Reviews

4.7/523,500 reviews

ANTONIO A.
4/5
April 17th 2024

Trés bien.
Le Palace c'est magnifique.
Il manque le audio guide.

Ella K.
5/5
April 16th 2024

The Opera Garnier is magnificent!
We suggest to get an audio guide at the place.

Laurie D.
5/5
Dinner with a view
April 15th 2024
Dinner on the Seine was a great way to have a good dinner (attentive service and excellent food) along with views of many of the important historical sites along the river. We paid extra to have a window table and did get one as promised, but it was close to a bulkhead that restricted our forward view. The entertainment was first class (piano and violin) without being too interruptive.

Common questions

What are the Bateaux-Mouches rates?

The price of a riverboat cruise in Paris is obviously not the same whether you choose a simple sightseeing tour, a dinner cruise or a lunch cruise. For a sightseeing cruise, count 15 euros for adults, 6 euros for children from 3 years old. Book a cruise with dinner, from 79 euros for adults and 37 euros for children. The price will depend on the departure time but also on the formula (Paris, Prestige or Excellence). The cruise with lunch starts from 69 euros. The prices for special dates are higher whether for Valentine's Day, New Year's Eve New Year's Eve, Christmas lunch or the July 14 cruise.

Bateaux-Mouches or Bateaux Parisiens?

Few know this before booking an excursion on the Seine, but there are several cruise companies in Paris. The first difference between the Compagnie des Bateaux Parisiens and the Compagnie des Bateaux-Mouches lies in the place of embarkation in Paris. Board Rive Gauche in the port of Bourdonnais at the foot of the Eiffel Tower for the Bateau Parisiens and Rive Droite on the port of the Conference under the Pont de l'Alma for the Bateaux-Mouches. The Bateaux-Mouches and Bateaux Parisiens offer is relatively similar in the choice of formulas: the two companies each have floating restaurants with spectacular panoramic views, the Bateaux Mouches Club and the Bistro Parisien of Bateaux Parisiens; as for the cruises, both offer one-hour scenic tours, lunch cruises and dinner cruises, at 6 p.m. for early meals and 8:30 p.m. for others. If the best prices are similar, the biggest difference is in the prices of the VIP services: up to 205 euros for the Premier service of the Bateaux Parisiens when an Excellence dinner cruise does not exceed 140 euros at Bateaux-Mouches. For more detailed information see our complete guide to the best Seine River dinner cruise in Paris.

How should you dress on the Bateaux-Mouches?

There is no dress code for the panoramic tour on the Seine. For restaurant cruises, proper attire is strongly recommended. No need to wear an evening dress or a tailcoat, but shorts, flip flop, Bermuda shorts and overly sporty clothing will be refused. For men, dress sneakers, a pair of jeans and a shirt will do the trick.

What are the Bateaux Mouches opening hours?

The Bateaux Mouches promenade cruises leave from the Port de la Conférence approximately every thirty minutes for a duration of 1h15. Lunch cruises leave at 12:30 p.m. with a return to the quay at 2:15 p.m. The 6 p.m. dinner cruise lasts 1:15, while the 8:30 p.m. dinner cruise is longer with a return to the quay at 10:45 p.m.

Where is the Bateaux Mouches pier?

The Bateaux Mouches boarding pear is located on the right bank, in the Port de la Conférence just at the foot of the Pont de l'Alma in the eighth arrondissement of Paris. When you are on Place de l'Alma in front of the bridge of the same name, an access ramp to the left of the bridge will take you to the Bateaux Mouches reception area.

Do I need to book the Bateaux Mouches in advance?

It is not necessary to book a Bateaux Mouches river cruise in advance. By booking online in advance, however, you can avoid losing the next boat and skip a long line at the ticket offices. For cruises with dinner or lunch, reservations are essential because they are often sold out.

How to offer a Bateaux Mouches cruise?

Choose the formula you wish to offer between a sightseeing cruise, a dinner or a lunch, click on "offer a gift valid for 6 months". After payment, you will receive the gift voucher by email and the person will have 6 months to connect to our site and validate the chosen date.

How to book the Bateaux Mouches for a group?

For groups of 10 people or more, please contact us on 0033 182 831 204 or fill out our group quote request form.

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