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Paris off the beaten path, discovery cruise, River Seine

Seine River Discovery Cruise

Paris off the beaten path, discovery cruise, River SeineEmbark on a boat at the foot of the Eiffel Tower and experience Paris in a 1 hour discovery cruise on the River Seine. Admire the iconic monuments such as the Eiffel Tower, the Notre-Dame Cathedral, Orsay museum along with others breathtaking treasures of the capital. Relax on the boat and enjoy the view while eating your lunch (sandwich, drink and dessert included). 

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Seine River Cruise

While visiting Paris do not miss a Seine River Cruise! Relax on board, admire the City of Lights from a new angle with the Discovery Cruise, or taste French gastronomy on a lunch or dinner cruise in Paris!


Seine river cruise, eiffel tower

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You will be able to see Paris from a different point of view. Since most of famous monuments in Paris are located by the Seine River, don’t miss the opportunity to relax on board while contemplating Paris’ beautiful landscapes.

Among other famous places, your Seine river cruise will allow you to see the Eiffel Tower, the magnificent bridge Alexandre III, the Notre-Dame cathedral, and the square of La Concorde.


Several companies operate on the Seine and the embarking point will depend on which company you take. However the main embarking points to begin your Seine river cruise are at the Eiffel Tower or Notre-Dame Cathedral. The cruise will always come back to your starting point.

The Discovery Cruise takes around 1 hour, but a lunch or dinner cruise will be longer. For example, it will take up to 2h30 for dinner on board.

Dinner cruises in Paris, Seine river cruiseDuring the Discovery Cruise, information about the monuments you pass by will be given either through a speakerphone in various languages, or through personal headphones that you will be provided with (you can select your language).

Although it’s more expensive than the lunch, a dinner cruise is a great experience we highly recommend. Depending on the period of the year when you are in Paris, you might be able to admire the Paris sunset and the lighting up of the monuments as you enjoy a your Parisian meal.

Seine river cruises are available in most of our packages.

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  • Hours: Everyday, from approximately 10 am until late at night.
  • Prices: Depends on the company: from 13€ per person for a discovery cruise up to 400€ per person for dinner with VIP experience.

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Additional sightseeings in Paris

Louvre Museum

City Bus Tour

Versailles Castle


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3 Paris day tours you should try

In the hustle and bustle in Paris, it can be hard to pick day tours, you want to try. We all know, that a powerful characteristic of the French people is the regard they have for their history, and the restoration of their national monuments. The result of this preservation of the past has greatly contributed to the beautiful state of Paris today. I will hereby complete a guide, whereas I pick out 3 Paris day tours you definitely should try!

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Paris with a view on the Eiffel Tower

First time in Paris

If you want to enjoy some of Paris’ greatest monuments in your day tour, you should try our “First time in Paris”-package, which you will find on ParisByM. In the day tour the highlights are included for first time visitors, so if you are coming to Paris for the first time, this is a package especially aimed for you…

You will explore the Louvre Museum, which for over two centuries has been one of the biggest museums in the world. Here, you have to see the famous Mona Lisa by Da Vinci. But even though Louvre is best known for this masterpiece, there is so much more to explore. You can easily spend a whole afternoon here!

Next up, you can go to Arc de Triomphe at Place de l’Étoile at the top of the Champs-Élysées. Arc de Triomphe is a symbol of the French nation, which links the old and new Paris, and is located on the highest point of the line running from the Louvre to the Grande Arche de la Défense. You have to go up and experience the amazing view of Paris. Overwhelming and beautiful!

By afternoon, you can go on a cruise on the Seine River. Many of the most famous Paris landmarks, such as the Eiffel Tower, the Louvre and the Notre Dame cathedral lie along the banks of the river – and a Seine Cruise gives you a whole new perspective on these wonderful monuments. A cruise down the beautiful Seine River shows you the wonderful architecture and café lined boulevards of Paris. Buy tickets at ParisByM, and enjoy a dinner cruise with your loved one.

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Seine Cruise – imagine enjoying a dinner here, while the greatest monuments pass you by? Whoa.

Off the beaten path

Option two, is possibly my personal favorite… The “Off the Beaten Path”-package, which allows you to get a guided tour through the famous and beautiful district Montmarte. You can see the famous Sacré-Cœur Basilica here, and you can either take the tram or hike up to enjoy an amazing view from the Roman Catholic church. Afterwards, you can go on a wine tasting tour with high value French vines, and a guided tour to the home of the world-known “Phantom of the Opera”; Opera Garnier. The Palais Garnier is “probably the most famous opera house in the world, and you will be overwhelmed by the amazing architecture, and the romantic atmosphere… Make sure not to miss. Definitely one of the 3 Paris day tours you should try.

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The golden interior of Opera Garnier in Paris. Amazing.

Museum lovers

Last but not least, you should try our “Museum Lovers” package, and the title speaks for itself; If you want to experience the history of the City of Lights while discovering all of its other monuments, this package is dedicated to you! Visit the World-famous Louvre, the Sainte Chapelle, and a tour to the Notré Dame – besides you will get to experience a cruise on the Seine. Discover the world-known Louvre where not a corner are left out, go afterwards and enjoy Saine Chapelle, which is a masterpiece of Flamboyant Gothic architecture built by Saint Louis in the heart of the Palais de la Cité on the Ile de la Cité in Paris. Discover its unique stained glass windows rendering the air iridescent with light and colour, symbols of the Heavenly Jerusalem. This is a royal medieval Gothic chapel, and you will be able to enjoy a concert here! Look at for the upcoming concerts in 2015.

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Saine Chapelle in Paris… Overwhelming experience.


Afterwards, go and enjoy Notre Dame and get a guided visit by an experimented guide, which will give you wisdom about the importance of the Cathedral in Parisians’ life!


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Notre Dame in Paris!

At dinner time, go to a Seine Cruise. You do not want to miss this… A cruise down the beautiful Seine River shows you the wonderful architecture and café lined boulevards of Paris. Buy tickets at ParisByM, and enjoy a dinner cruise with your loved one. What’s not to love?

Hope you enjoyed my personal pick of 3 Paris day tours you should try!



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A review of Paris’ dinner and lunch cruises

Welcome to Paris, whose reflection in the quite Seine is almost as beautiful as the city herself. What better way to spend an evening than in between the two, absorbing the magic of the Parisian nighttime on a dinner cruise? Below is a brief summary of some of the options:

Dinner cruises in Paris

Les Bateaux Mouches

3-Hour river cruise, dinner and live music – Les Bateaux-Mouches


This company probably offers the most enjoyable cruise. The boat takes off close to the Eiffel tower. What makes this company special? The decor, for one, is marvelous, and the visibility from the boat is instantly enviable. Dinner itself is memorable, too; the experience, as any good evening spent in Paris should be, is a gastronomic one. Best of all, there’s a good amount of space between the tables, making for a more intimate night out.

Dinner cruises in Paris

Lunch Cruise on the Seine River – La Marina


Enjoy a unique lunch on board. A relaxing moment ideal to break during your daily parisian visits. Amazing views, perfect service and exclusive and fresh cuisine will wait you. The menu consists of a variety of tasty starters, the choice of a main course and a ¨Café Gourmand¨ (coffee served with a selection of delicious delights).
  • Place and time of departure: at 12.30pm in front of Musée d’Orsay.
  • Tour duration: an hour and a half.
  • Price: from 41€ per person.(drinks not included)


Dinner Cruise “Saveurs Menu” with Champagne – La Marina


Enjoy a wonderful dinner on La Marina de Paris boat. You will have the opportunity to admire the numerous lights of Paris during a cruise on the Seine river while you have a delicious dinner, made of typical french gastronomy accompanied from champagne or superior wine included. Magic night with the dinner cruise menu “saveurs gold”.

  • Place of departure:  Port Solferino, 11 Quai Anatole France 75007 Paris
  • Tour duration: two hours
  • Price: from 104€ per person


Dinner cruises in Paris

Dinner Cruise with sightseeing and Live music – Bateaux Parisiens


These boats are much bigger. This is a great option for groups; they are specialized in large parties. You will enjoy upscale French cooking combined with sights of the city’s must-see attractions. On board of Bateaux Parisiens boat, while you will enojoy a 3-course meal from an “à la carte menu” you will also listen a special small concert of pleasant live music.
  • Place and time of departure: near the Eiffel Tower, strictly at 8:30pm and check in time: 7.45 – 8.15 pm.
  • Tour duration: three hours
  • Price: from 99€ per person


Dinner Cruise Privilege, Pickup & Drop off Hotel – Bateaux Parisiens


During your dinner-dance cruise with orchestra and singer, admire the bridges and main monuments along the Seine. The pure French traditional style is guaranteed on this delightful boat experience. The cooking team offers several “à la carte” dishes prepared on the moment on board.  A band and a singer turn the night into a party for you to dance on the dance floor.
  • Place and time of departure: Pick-up and drop-off at your hotel in air conditioned minibus
  • Tour duration: four hours
  • Price: from 299€ per person


Boat Trip on the Seine Paris

Three reasons to do a boat trip in Paris

The tranquil Seine is the winding spine of Paris. It also offers some of the best sights of the city. Cruise along the river by boat and see Paris like never before!


Boat trips in Paris

Cruise on the Seine


Unparalleled Sightseeing

Glance over portside and you’ll see the city twice: once above, and once again reflected in the water. The view from the water is unlike anything you can see on land. Look left and right and you’ll see some of Paris’ most renowned landmarks, like the Notre Dame.


Boat trips in Paris

Notre Dame de Paris (Benjamin Esham, Wikimedia Commons)


Dine Impeccably!

Many of the Paris cruises serve delicious and elaborate dinners onboard. What better way to spend a night (as a tourist or a local) than to have a meal while gliding through the heart of Paris?


Boat trip Seine Paris

Dinner on-board (Flickr)


Romantic Eventing on the Water

A boat tour makes the best date. Enjoy the sights and sounds right in the center of the city while escaping its exhausting tumult. It will make for an impossible to forget date in the city of love.


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Matt and Morgane enjoying a date on the Seine