A discovery cruise on the Seine by boat is a must-do for any tourist, worthy of that name in Paris. In just a little over an hour, the cruise allows you to discover most of the monuments of Paris located on the banks of the river, from the Eiffel Tower to Notre Dame, the Place de la Concorde, the Palais Bourbon, the Arab World Institute, the Louvre, the Grand and Petit Palais, the Ile de la Cité, the Statue of Liberty … Seen from the river, these monuments take another dimension.
But there is even more pleasant for enjoying the show: get a lunch or dinner-cruise while enjoying the breathtaking view that lies before you. It really is a magical experience, especially when the monuments are lit at night and when the city puts on its light clothes. The nickname of Paris as the “City of Light” takes on its full meaning then.
The company of the Bateaux Mouches offers a memorable experience for this. Everything is designed to allow you to live an exceptional moment. Upon arrival, you will be welcomed into a beautiful lounge on the dock where you can wait for the boarding time comfortably installed in deep sofas while sipping a glass of champagne.
Then you are invited to board one of the ships, real floating restaurants. These boats are specially designed with large windows for excellent visibility. Throughout the cruise, you are therefore immersed in the heart of Paris and its monuments. And big advantage: the tables are all placed by the windows so that everyone can perfectly enjoy the show. Obviously, the tables at the front of the boat are even more preferred because they allow you to observe the 2 sides of the boat at a time.
The service is friendly, attentive and efficient. And the meal, of good quality and refined, adds to the pleasure of cruising. The wine selection is nice and the dishes are tasty and generous. The live musical entertainment provided by a pianist and a violinist in the evening, an accordionist at lunch, is very agreeable without being too heavy, as is the photographer who offers to give you a memory of your experience.
The night we tasted the dinner cruise, we were surrounded by 2 or 3 couples, a family of 8, and a young man came alone. A proof that the experience fits all types of people, whether you are looking for a romantic moment, a good time to spend with your family or an experience to live by yourself to engrave in your memory. Whether tourists discovering Paris for the first time or Parisians rediscovering the city in a new light, the dinner cruises are a time not to be missed!
For whom: everybody!
How much: from 55€ for lunch and from 99€ for a dinner. Special prices for special occasions (Valentine’s day, Bastille Day…)
Duration: 1:45 to 2:15.
Please note: for everyone’s pleasure, you will be requested to be well dressed: no jeans nor sneakers!