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Bateaux Parisiens River Seine Tour

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Seine Cruise Tour

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River cruise, audioguides included

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  • Departure and return from / to the Eiffel Tower
  • About 1 hour of cruise
  • Individual audio guides
€16 €18

Package deals

Cruise Tour + Montparnasse Tower

  • River Cruise
  • Access to the Aquarium of Paris
From €32.30

Cruise Tour + Arc de Triomphe of Paris

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  • River Cruise
  • Access to the top of the Arc de Triomphe in Paris
€27.80 €32

Cruise Tour + Museum of Man + Paris Aquarium

  • River Cruise
  • Access to the Aquarium of Paris
  • Museum of Man ticket
From €45

Cruise Tour + Rodin Museum + Orsay Museum

Save €4.70
  • River Cruise
  • Rodin Museum ticket
  • Orsay Museum Ticket
€42.30 €47

What to expect

Did you know that it is possible to see Paris by boat? The Bateaux Parisiens river Seine tour of Paris’ many historic monuments begins at the foot of the Eiffel Tower and lasts an hour. No matter how well you know the city, you are sure to be enchanted by this relaxing cruise, which brings you amazing views of the French capital from a unique perspective. Tours are accompanied by individuals audioguides, and tickets can be used at the timeslot of your choice.

Departure times

From April to September:

  • From 10 am to 10.30 pm, every 30 minutes (except 1 pm and 7.30 pm : no departure - last departure at 10.30 pm subject to a minimum number of participants).
  • Weekends and weekdays in June, July and August: from 10 am to 11 pm.
  • On July 14, due to the festivities, the last sightseeing cruise departure will take place at 2 pm.

From October to March:

  • From 10.30 am to 10.30 pm, every hour.
  • Weekends and weekdays during French school holidays: from 10 am to 10.30 pm.

Exceptions: last departure at 5.00 p.m. on December 24th, at 9.30 p.m. on December 31st.

Good to know

  • Superb location: embark at the foot of the Eiffel Tower
  • Individuals audioguides are available inside the boat, including a special commentary for children. Sightseeing cruises are a perfect way to visit Paris for groups, family or lovers.
  • Free WiFi access at on all the boats
  • The only toilets available are located on the boats. Unfortunately, there are no toilet facilities available on the piers.
  • Pay parking, subject to availability.
  • On board of the Bateaux Parisiens, you may also choose between a dinner cruise or a lunch cruise.

Rates for Sightseeing Cruises

The price of a commented cruise aboard a Bateaux Parisiens barge is 18 euros for adults (from 12 years old). Children from 4 to 11 years old benefit from a reduced price of 9.5 euros. Good news, it's free for children! An individual audio guide is included in the price.
Book online and take advantage of WEB prices:
Adult Ticket: €16
Child ticket: €7.50

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Customer Reviews

4.7/5191 reviews

Michael H.
March 30th 2024
it was a nice ride , just long enough, the guide gave some information on the sites…. sometimes you are just a bit too far away to really see what you are looking. at. but for the price, it’s a good value
Ragula S.
January 2nd 2024
Pablo G.
January 1st 2024
Great experience.
Atanu M.
October 7th 2023
Atanu M.
October 7th 2023
Caroline M.
September 20th 2023
Beautiful Cruise great value
Hitesh Suresh S.
Very Good boat tour :)
September 5th 2023
Very Good boat tour :)
Blanka V.
July 26th 2023
Enjoyable overview of Paris.
Michael C.
Loved it
May 10th 2023
Loved the river cruise. Add wine for purchase in the future.


Port de la Bourdonnais
75007 Paris
Public transportation
CChamp de Mars Tour Eiffel
42Tour Eiffel
72Pont D'iena

Common questions

How much is a boat tour in Paris by Bateaux Parisiens ?

The panoramic Seine River cruise by the Bateaux Parisiens river company costs 17 euros for adults and 8.5 euros for children (aged 4 to 11 inclusive). It is free for children under 4 years old.

What are the opening hours of the Bateaux Parisiens panoramic cruises?

The Bateau Parisiens cruise line's boat service is open every day of the year. In high season (April to September), two departures per hour are scheduled from 10 a.m. to 10:30 p.m. (until 11 p.m. from June to August). In low season (October to March), boats leave every hour from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m.

What do you see on a Seine River cruise by Bateaux Parisiens ?

If you have decided to discover Paris by boat, good news, it's an excellent choice! The cruise itinerary passes many emblematic monuments with the Eiffel Tower of course, but also the Orsay museum, the Louvre museum, the Conciergerie or even the Notre-Dame de Paris cathedral. You will pass under historic and emblematic bridges such as the Pont Neuf, the Alexandre III bridge or the mythical Alma Bridge.

Where is the boarding of the Bateaux Parisiens sightseeing cruises?

To enjoy your one-hour excursion on the Seine, boarding is at the foot of the Eiffel Tower. Turn your back on the Iron Lady, cross the Quai Branly and approach the Inéa Bridge (Pont d'Iéna). Go down the stairs to the right sidewalk. You are in the Port de la Bourdonnais! Boat trips leave from deck n°3.

Is there a commentary on the Bateaux Parisiens cruise?

As you board the Bateaux-Parisiens cruise on the Seine, you will have the choice of taking an audio guide and choosing your language (commentaries in 14 languages are available). An audioguide suitable for children makes this sightseeing cruise a fun activity to do with the family in Paris!

Are there any stopovers during the Bateaux Parisiens cruise?

The tour of Paris on the Seine offered by the Bateaux Parisiens is non-stop. It is a circuit of approximately one hour which begins and ends at the foot of the Eiffel Tower. If you were thinking of using the boats as a shuttle service between various places to see in Paris, we advise you to opt for the Batobus, a little more expensive but which allows you to hop on and off and resume your cruise at strategic points of the Seine.

Can we eat on board the Bateaux Parisiens boats?

You can bring a snack or your picnic and enjoy your excursion on the Seine for a lunch break. Note that many fast food kiosks are available at the Port de la Bourdonnais before or after your tour. For those who want to take the Seine cruise experience to the next level, consider the Seine River dinner cruise or Bateaux Parisiens lunch cruise options.

What to do around the Bateaux Parisiens?

To answer this question is to answer what to do near the Eiffel Tower in Paris? Welcome to the seventh arrondissement in the heart of Paris! Before or after your boat trip on the Seine, you can climb the iron lady, stroll around the Champ de Mars, cross the Pont d'Iéna and discover the Jardins du Trocadéro. For lovers of museums and monuments in Paris, you are a stone's throw from the Quai Branly - Jacques Chirac Museum, 10 minutes from the Palais de Chaillot and its Musée de l'Homme and its City of Architecture. The Rodin Museum or the Army Museum are 2.5 kilometers away. As a family, we recommend the Aquarium of Paris, in the heights of the Butte Chaillot.

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