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Cruise Tour on the Seine

A cruise on the Seine is the best way to see Paris, especially at night. There's something magical about being on the river as the sun goes down and the lights come on all around you. You'll see some of Paris' most iconic landmarks, like the Eiffel Tower and Notre Dame Cathedral, lit up in the sky. And you won't be alone: many Parisians like to stroll along the banks of the Seine to enjoy the view. So, if you are looking for a unique way to discover Paris, let yourself be tempted by a cruise on the Seine!

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from €16

Bateaux Parisiens

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Step onboard an hour-long cruise at the foot of the Eiffel Tower, ideal for a romantic river trip or an exciting way to discover Paris with friends and family.

"Boarding: Eiffel Tower

from €15



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!

Boarding: Pont de l'Alma

from €13

Vedettes du Pont Neuf


Depart from l’Ile de la Cité, in the very heart of Paris, for a cruise full to the brim with authentic Parisian charm with Vedettes du Pont Neuf. Your E-tickets are valid for one year.

from €23



Explore Paris at a more relaxed rate with Batobus, the Seine’s charming alternative to the metro.


Paris Canal

This cruise combines the beautiful Seine and the Saint Martin Canal. Between the Musée D’Orsay and the Parc de la Villette, discover the canal’s scenic locks and bridges.
from €20

Vedettes de Paris


Discover France’s beautiful capital while enjoying a light bite from the onboard snack bar. Boarding at the foot of the Eiffel Tower, Vedettes de Paris offers affordable cruises.

from €57.50

Dinner at the foot of the Eiffel Tower & Guided Cruise

The experience at "Bistro Parisien" offers a panoramic cruise on the Seine River and a gourmet dinner at the foot of the Eiffel Tower. Enjoy an unforgettable evening with breathtaking views of Parisian landmarks and an exquisite meal in an iconic setting. This dinner perfectly combines Parisian charm and comfort for a unique dining experience under the stars of Paris.

Maxim's Cruise and Champagne Tasting on the Seine

Enjoy a 1.5-hour cruise on the Seine with the Maxim's champagne cruise. Privatize the 'Bateau Ivre' for your group, panoramic view of Paris, and taste 3 champagnes selected by the sommelier from Ô Chateau.

Lunch at the Foot of the Eiffel Tower & Commented Cruise

The "Bistro Parisien" experience offers a panoramic cruise on the Seine and a gourmet lunch at the foot of the Eiffel Tower. Enjoy breathtaking views of Parisian monuments and an exquisite meal in an iconic setting, combining Parisian charm and comfort.

Paris River Cruise

Embark on an unforgettable private cruise (for up to 7 people) along the Seine with Paris River Cruise. Experience Paris from its waters, guided by passionate Captain Alexis aboard the luxurious ROSADO. Privacy, history, and spectacular views await you to create memories that will last forever. Experience Paris like never before.

Paris New Year's Eve Commented Cruise

On the evening of December 31 2024 set off on a sightseeing cruise at 10:45 p.m. for a magical 1:45 ride accompanied by a half-bottle of champagne and 4 macaroons per person.
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French National Day Commented Cruise in Paris

Celebrate July 14 in Paris and get a front-row seat to the fireworks aboard the Bateaux Parisiens cruise ship. With a 2h15 cruise and a meal box, this is the best plan to attend the National Day show.
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Sightseeing cruise on the Seine in Paris aboard the Insolite

Discover Paris in a different way with the sightseeing cruise aboard the Insolite from Bateaux de Paris. Avoid the usual inconveniences and enjoy panoramic views from a human-sized boat with a glass roof. Multilingual audio guide available. Attractive rates from €7.
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Cruise Miraculous

Embark on the Miraculous Cruise, a one-hour cruise on the Seine aboard Bateaux Parisiens in the company of Ladybug and Chat Noir, the heroes of the Miraculous series. With an immersive and playful show, discover Paris as you've never seen it before! Available from June 3 to August 31 2024, with sessions at different times.

One-hour panoramic cruises in Paris are very popular and will give you an unforgettable experience. You will be amazed by the magnificent monuments and buildings that stand along the left bank of the Seine for an affordable price. Beginning at the Eiffel Tower, the tours are specially designed to bring you the most breathtaking views of iconic Parisian landmarks, including the Cathedral of Notre Dame and the Louvre. Accompanied by entertaining commentary available in a variety of languages, a boat tour will allow you to fully appreciate Paris’ famous monuments and beautiful bridges.

Boarding places are Pont de l'Alma, Port de la Conférence but also Pont Neuf. The schedules are adapted to take advantage of the Sightseeing Cruises at any time of the day according to your desires. Prices are from €13 per person.

Aboard the Bateaux-Mouches®, let yourself be surprised by the unique panorama of Paris from the Pont de l'Alma!

As for the Bateaux Parisiens, you can discover the Seine in another way, with individual audio guides. Enjoy the magical atmosphere of the illuminations of Paris while sailing serenely along the water.

[The Vedettes de Paris] have boats that look like real boats! They are equipped with heated interior and exterior cabins as well as a bar/restaurant. The stars are at the foot of the Eiffel Tower.

The Vedettes du Pont Neuf are betting on a real guide-lecturer who will help you discover the charms of the capital. He or she will be happy to answer all your questions!

Batobus is a unique concept in Paris. Indeed, these are river shuttles that serve the main tourist sites of Paris. The platforms are accessible to people with reduced mobility.

And if you want an unusual experience on the water, go try a cruise on the Canal Saint Martin with Paris Canal. Something to spend a pleasant time discovering the capital in a different way!

In summary, a cruise on the Seine is the best way to enjoy Paris, whether it is day or night.

The undecided can consult our comparative table of the best cruise companies in Paris, thanks to which you can benefit from cheap bateau mouche prices.

If you would like to enjoy a meal onboard during your boat trip, take a look at our Dinner Cruises and Lunchtime Cruises.

For groups of more than 11 people, contact us directly for help organizing your cruise events and information about hiring private boats.


Group quote for a waterside stroll

Are you organizing an event for a group of more than 10 people?

The Seine is also perfect for leisurely strolls. Perhaps you'd like to gather your colleagues, friends, or family on a boat for a cruise... it's possible. Send us your detailed request, and an event manager will provide you with a personalized response within the day.

Customer Reviews

4.7/523,500 reviews

April 17th 2024

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

Ella K.
April 16th 2024

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

Laurie D.
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 is a Seine River Sightseeing Cruise?

A Seine River sightseeing cruise is a boat excursion that allows you to discover the landmarks of Paris from the river.

How Long Does a Seine River Sightseeing Cruise Last?

The duration of a Seine River sightseeing cruise generally ranges between 1 hour and 1.5 hours, depending on the chosen cruise company.

What Monuments Can You See During a Seine River Sightseeing Cruise?

During a Seine River sightseeing cruise, you can admire the iconic monuments of Paris, such as the Eiffel Tower, Notre-Dame, the Louvre, Orsay Museum, the Grand Palais, the Petit Palais, and many more!

Can You Reserve a Seine River Sightseeing Cruise in Advance?

Yes, and it's highly recommended! You can book a Seine River sightseeing cruise online on our website.

Are There Commentaries or Audioguides During the Sightseeing Cruise?

Yes, most Seine River sightseeing cruises offer commentaries or audioguides in multiple languages.

Can You Eat or Drink During the Sightseeing Cruise?

Yes, most companies offer the option to order drinks or snacks on board during the Seine River sightseeing cruise or on the dock before boarding.

Are Seine River Sightseeing Cruises Suitable for Children?

Yes, Seine River sightseeing cruises are suitable for children, allowing them to enjoy the view while having fun.

Are Seine River Sightseeing Cruises Accessible to People with Reduced Mobility?

Most Seine River sightseeing cruises are accessible to people with reduced mobility, but it is advisable to check on each company's dedicated page before booking.

What is the Difference Between a Sightseeing Cruise and a Dinner or Lunch Cruise?

A sightseeing cruise allows you to discover the monuments of Paris from the Seine without a meal included, while a dinner or lunch cruise includes a gourmet meal on board. Sightseeing cruises include audio commentary, whereas cruises with meal options are dedicated to tasting and contemplating the monuments.

How to Choose a Seine River Sightseeing Cruise?

To choose your Seine River sightseeing cruise, it is recommended to compare offers from different operators in terms of price, duration, commentaries or audioguides, comfort, and service quality. This is what we offer on our website!

Where is the Boarding Point for Seine River Sightseeing Cruises in Paris?

There are 3 permanent boarding docks for Seine River sightseeing cruises in Paris: the Port de la Bourdonnais, at the foot of the Eiffel Tower, shared by Bateaux-Parisiens and Vedettes de Paris; the Port de la Conférence, at the bottom of the Pont de l'Alma, the boarding place for Bateaux-Mouches; the Pont Neuf, the boarding point for Vedettes du Pont Neuf.

What is the Price of a Seine River Sightseeing Cruise in Paris?

The price of a panoramic cruise depends on the chosen company. The Bateaux-Mouches sightseeing cruise costs 15 euros for adults (12 years and older), 6 euros for children between 4 and 12 years. The Bateaux-Parisiens sightseeing cruise costs 18 euros for adults and 8.5 euros for children. Vedettes de Paris have the same prices as Bateaux Parisiens. Vedettes du Pont Neuf offer a sightseeing cruise at 14 euros for adults and 8 euros for children. L'Insolite offers a price of 15 euros for adults and 7 euros for children.

What are the Tourist Boats Navigating the Seine Called?

The boats offering panoramic tours around the monuments of Paris are commonly referred to as bateaux mouches.

Discover more Seine River cruise options in Paris.

In addition to our leisurely Seine River cruises, we offer options for lunch and dinner cruises. Indulge in exquisite dishes while enjoying breathtaking views of Parisian landmarks. To learn more, visit our dedicated pages for dinner cruises and lunch cruises in Paris. Book now and relish an unforgettable experience on the Seine!

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