Seine River Cruise In Paris

The River Seine flows through the heart of Paris, past its most famous attractions and the charming surrounds of the left and right riverbank, heritage neighbourhoods, historic footbridges and mean-dering canals.  Sightseeing cruises first began in the 1950s, and today, these boats themselves have become a quintessential sight on these waters. A number of companies operate Seine River Sight-seeing cruises offering unique on-board experiences, from standard hour-long excursions to fine dining cruises. Most of them depart from the ports at the foot of the Eiffel Tower, a convenient starting point for this spectacular ride through the City of Lights. 

Here’s an overview of the top Seine River Sightseeing Cruise companies that you can tour with. 

Location 

  • Bateaux Parisiens, Port de la Bourdonnais, 75007, Paris, France Tel: +33 (0)1 76 64 14 45
  • Vedettes De Paris, Port de Suffren, 75007, Paris, France Tel: +33 1 44 18 19 50

Timings 

Bateaux Parisiens:

  • April - September: 10 am - 10 pm, departing every 30 minutes (except at 1 pm & 7:30 pm)
  • June, July and August: 10 am - 11 pm
  • October - March: 10:30 am - 9:30 pm, departing every hour (except at 1 pm or 7:30 pm)

Vedettes De Paris

  • March - October: 10:30 am to 10:30 pm, every 30 minutes
  • November - February: Weekdays - 11:15 am to 9 pm, every 45 minutes. Weekends - 10:30 am to 9 pm, every 30 minutes

Highlights 

An extraordinary way to witness the spellbinding city of Paris, including famous attractions like the Eiffel Tower, the Louvre, Notre Dame Cathedral, Place de la Concorde, Grand and Petit Pal-ais and Musée d’Orsay amongst others

  • Spectacular night cruises to see the city at its glowing best 
  • Audio Guides narrating the incredible stories that have shaped the city’s most iconic neighbour-hoods
  • Family friendly excursions, hop-on hop-off option and romantic cruises are some of the most popular Seine River Cruises to take.

Inclusions

Tour inclusions depend on the cruise company and type of cruise chosen, with the usual ones being:

  • Entry onto the boat 
  • Audio Commentary / Guide in various languages 
  • Food & Beverages

Price

Bateaux Parisiens

Ticket Type

Price

Adult

INR 1190

Child

INR 554

 

Vedettes De Paris

Ticket Type

Price

Adult

INR 1190

Child

INR 554

Champagne*

INR 472

Restaurant*

INR 1572

Pizza*

INR 943

Snack*

INR 550

*These are add-on items that can be purchased to enhance your onboard experience.

Recommended For

Whether you’re on a family vacation, romantic escapade, solo adventure or with a group of friends, Seine River Sightseeing Cruises are one of the city’s unique experiences, that’s culturally stimulating and tremendously fun - reflective of the Parisian way of life.

How to Reach a Seine River Cruise 

You can access these popular Seine River Sightseeing Cruises with your preferred mode of transport. Do note that if you bring a personal vehicle, you will need to avail of the nearby pay and park services. 

Bateaux Parisiens 

Car Access by the Bir-Hakeim bridge, left bank.
Metro

Line 9: Trocadero station

Line 6: Bir-Hakeim station

Line C: Champs de Mars

Bus 42 & 92
RER C - Champs de Mars - Tour Eiffel
On Foot Pedestrian access by the Iena bridge, left bank or by the Bir-Hakeim bridge.

 

Vedettes De Paris

Car Access by the Bir-Hakeim bridge, left bank.
Metro

Line 9: Trocadero station

Line 6: Bir-Hakeim station

Line C: Champs de Mars

Bus 42 & 92
RER C - Champs de Mars - Tour Eiffel
On Foot Pedestrian access by the Iéna bridge, left bank or by the Bir-Hakeim

About Seine River Cruises

The City of Lights is arguably the world’s most beautiful spot. Just the name ‘Paris’ effuses charm, love, artistry and joy. Its grandiose monuments and historic remnants, cultured avenues and heritage suburbs, symmetry and artistry, sumptuous food and wine, romance and adventure, are all the things one wishes to experience during their visit. Amazingly, there’s one activity that in just a couple of hours, can give you all of them at once — the Seine River Sightseeing Cruise! These boat rides on the River Seine take you through the very heart of the city, showcasing all of its iconic attractions as well as picturesque glimpses of everyday Parisian delights. 

Ultimately, what they truly do is present a truly memorable way to spend your time in the city. En-joy a day out on the water with the kids, take your special someone to see Paris like never before, immerse yourself in the stories of how the marvellous city came to be, share picture after picture of the ever-accompanying scenic views.  Just go with the flow, making lifelong memories of that time you saw Paris from the river.  

With a variety of functioning operators, you can pick from multiple cruise types, packages and deals. Most sightseeing cruises are for one or two hours, beginning and ending at the same point. Some of them are even partnered with the Hop-On Hop-Off bus tours, giving you the luxury of time, at any of the stops you wish to further explore. Tickets can be purchased on the spot at the docks or reserved online. Free admissions to some Seine Cruises are available for Paris Pass holders.

Interesting Facts about a Seine River Sightseeing Cruise

  • The River Seine runs through 13 km of Paris from east to west, dividing the city into the Right Bank or Rive Droite and Left Bank known as Rive Gauche
  • You can take a Seine Cruise no matter the season you visit, as most boats offer indoor and heated areas to protect against the rain and cold
  • Ile de la Cite and Ile Saint-Louis are the two remaining natural islands in the Seine, with the former considered the absolute centre of Paris, where the city was founded in medieval times
  • Sail past Pont Neuf - the oldest standing bridge across the River Seine, built between 1578 and 1607 — now a beloved tourist spot, especially for couples.
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