Erin Hagen

Paris River Cruise: What You Need to Know

There are so many different ways to have your very own Parisian experience. As the French say, "chacun à son goût", translated as,"everyone has their own taste". If you are looking for a relaxing and unique way to see the city, a river boat cruise might be right up your alley! In this article, we'll take a peak at a few Paris river cruise companies. All aboard!

Bateaux Parisiens River Cruise

A fixture in the industry, Bateaux Parisiens offers many different types of packages, which allows you to personalize your Paris river cruise. Conveniently, they have two different embarking locations, at the Eiffel Tower and at Notre Dame. They also offer restaurant cruises for both lunch and dinner service, some of which have live musical entertainment!

A basic river cruise starts at 15€ per person, included in the ticket price is an audioguide with 14 different language selections. Definitely one of the most cost effective and convenient options!

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Batobus Paris

Batobus Paris and Open Tour have partnered to deliver both a river and land Parisian excursion. Your ticket, priced at 17 € per person, also includes a bus tour that features many of Paris' most famous attractions.

Vedettes du Pont Neuf

Les Vedettes du Pont Neuf was created in 1959, and currently have other tours operating in Rome and London. Like some of the other river cruise companies, they have differing dinning options as well. Unlike the other companies, they also offer longer tours down the Canal Saint Martin in Paris.

Currently, the Vedettes du Pont Neuf has a special promotion for an open ticket, one hour river cruise, which is priced at 12 € per person! (October, 2019).

Green River Cruises

Green River Cruises offer a unique boating experience with smaller pontoon boats. Each boat has a maximum capacity of 12 people, perfect for smaller groups! Also, they offer a cruise with a 2 person capacity in a smaller boat. Catering options are available for both types of vessels.

It is a little pricier, based at 34 € per person if you have a group of 7-12 people, and a minimum of 320 € for 2 people. Guess it all depends on how you like to cruise...


Founded in 1949, we can't help but wonder how many times the Bateaux-Mouches has toured the Seine? According to their website, they host over 2.5 million tourists per year!

Bateaux-Mouches offers various options for their Paris river cruises, they have lunch, brunch, dinner and special event cruises. Also, they have a package deal that includes dinner and a show at the famed Crazy Horse, amongst many others! In addition, the company also has a 'club-house', where you can dine while overlooking the Seine, this ticket also receives a complimentary river cruise. Their basic cruise starts at 14 € per person.

If setting sail on the 'high seas' of the Seine River isn't your cup of tea, why not check out our article about Paris' Big Bus Tours instead? Please click the link here.

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