Cruise on the Seine in Paris aboard the Insolite Cruise on the Seine in Paris aboard the Insolite

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What to expect

Imagine yourself sailing on the Seine, the majestic river that crosses Paris, comfortably seated aboard a human-sized boat with a bright orange hull. This is what the company Bateaux de Paris offers with its cruise-promenade aboard the Insolite. Departing from the emblematic Ile de la Cité, a stone's throw from the famous Notre-Dame Cathedral and the Sainte-Chapelle, embark on a timeless stroll in the service of contemplation.

As soon as you board, you will be seduced by the modernity of the boat. L'Insolite is equipped with a glazed roof and a curved shape to marry the arches of the Parisian bridges and take advantage of full light. Thanks to its unique design, this shuttle boat offers a panoramic configuration fully open to the outside, allowing you to make the most of the view of the main monuments of Paris visible from the Seine.

But the sightseeing cruise aboard the Insolite is not only an exceptional visual experience, it is also a moment of relaxation and pleasure. On board, you can take advantage of 70 seats to relax and let yourself be carried away by the slow pace of navigation. For those who wish to learn more about the monuments of the City of Light, an audio guide is available on board with access by QR Code and smartphone, available in 5 languages (French, English, German, Spanish and Italian).

The sightseeing cruise aboard the Insolite is also a unique opportunity to discover Paris differently. By avoiding the usual inconveniences such as queues, crowds, pickpockets, street vendors, time and distance in transport, you can concentrate on the essentials: the beauty of the city. For years, river circuits have been at the heart of essential activities for discovering Paris, and the cruise-promenade in edge of the Insolite comes to break the codes by offering a modern and original experience.

Finally, the Insolite benefits from an ideal location for a cruise-promenade in Paris: from the stopover St-Michel, you will embark in the heart of the city at the foot of the emblematic Quai des Orfèvres, just 300 meters from Notre-Dame Cathedral. It is therefore an excellent starting point for discovering the historic heart of Paris and its architectural marvels.

In short, the sightseeing cruise aboard the Bateaux de Paris Insolite is an experience not to be missed if you want to discover Paris in a different way and enjoy an exceptional panoramic view of the main monuments of the city of light. from the Seine. With attractive rates from €7, it's an activity within reach of all budgets.

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John F.
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July 2nd 2023
Great way to see some of Paris sites

Common questions

Where is the departure point for the sightseeing cruise aboard the Insolite?

The starting point is located on the Île de la Cité, at the foot of the Quai des Orfèvres.

How long is the sightseeing cruise aboard the Insolite?

The sightseeing cruise lasts 1 hour 15 minutes.

What are the monuments and tourist sites that can be seen from the Unusual?

L'Insolite offers a breathtaking view of the main monuments of Paris such as the Eiffel Tower, the Louvre, Notre-Dame, the Conciergerie and the Sainte Chapelle.

What is the maximum capacity of the Insolite?

L'Insolite can accommodate up to 170 passengers.

Are there reduced rates for children and seniors?

Yes, the reduced rates are €12 for seniors, people with reduced mobility, soldiers and students and €7 for children aged 4 to 12.

What languages are available for the audioguide on board the Insolite?

The audio guide is available in 5 languages: French, English, German, Spanish and Italian.

Is it possible to buy tickets in advance?

Yes, tickets can be purchased in advance on our website.

What are the departure times for the sightseeing cruise aboard the Insolite?

Departure times vary depending on the time of year, but generally there are several departures per day between 12 p.m. and 8 p.m.

What are the advantages of choosing the sightseeing cruise aboard the Insolite compared to other river cruise companies in Paris?

L'Insolite stands out from other river cruise companies in Paris by its panoramic configuration, fully open to the outside, its modernity and its latest generation multilingual audio guide. In addition, the departure from the Île de la Cité offers a unique starting point in the Notre-Dame district, perfect for example for a half-day visit combining a sightseeing cruise with the visit of the Sainte-Chapelle and the Conciergerie.

How long does the cruise on board the Unusual barge last?

The sightseeing cruise offered by the Bateaux de Paris aboard the Insolite lasts approximately 1 hour and 15 minutes.

What are the monuments and tourist sites that can be seen from the Unusual?

The sightseeing cruise aboard the Insolite offers a view of the main monuments of Paris such as the Eiffel Tower, the Louvre, Notre-Dame, the Musée d'Orsay and the Grand Palais.

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