⚓ Cruise on the River Seine

I guess you already know what’s coming up next!!
Arriving from Belgium by the Thalys train, we arrive in Gare du Nord – “North Station” & train terminus of Paris.
View of the Eiffel Tower in the distance
The journey took us about 1 hour & 30 minutes in total and it was late afternoon, close to evening, by the time we arrived.
Upon arriving and doing everything necessary & that needed to be done, we headed for Pont d’Alma to board our cruise with Bateaux-Mouches.
After all…what better way to tour & familiarize yourself with the city of lights – by cruising it’s river and passing each and every landmark, right??
 Bateaux-Mouches at Pont d’Alma is situated very near by the Eiffel Tower.
Due to it’s close proximity, we were able to see the Eiffel Tower light up by the time we arrived!!
Les Docks
That means we’ve made it in time, perfect!!
The Eiffel Tower
Taking a tour of Paris by boat sure is unparalleled as romantic experiences go. The city will seem to be fanned out right before your eyes as you lazily drift down the Seine River and the miles-long network of canals in Paris.
By taking these popular tours, you can get a glimpse of some of the city’s most mythical spots, enjoy a romantic dinner amid the soft glow of light on the water, all at the same time while floating in a scenic setting!! 
Or you can simply just sit back and revel in the fresh air and amazing sights!
L’Institut de France

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Choosing a cruise-tour of the Seine
Pont Rouelle
Though several companies offer day and evening tours throughout the year, decide whether you would prefer a narrated tour that focuses on the history and sights of Paris, have lunch or dinner, or you can even enjoy a show, just make sure – before choosing the most appropriate one & I’m sure you’ll end up being more then contended!
Finding a tour that fits your budget shouldn’t be a problem, either.
It’s really that simple!
Coupled with it’s convenient location and besides, it’s so close by the Eiffel Tower. 
Pont Rouelle with La Tour Eiffel in the background
There’s no reason not to, which is why we chose Bateaux-Mouches!!
Alright now, just in time!
La Samaritaine
Bateaux-Mouches is perhaps the city’s most famous boat tour company and is easily recognizable by its enormous decks and bright orange seats. 
Bateaux-Mouches has a fleet of nine boats, some of which offer lunch and dinner service.
More about Bateaux-Mouches and their cruises in detail
Musee de la Radio
Offering boat tours of the Seine River with commentary in ten languages, Bateaux-Mouches is arguably the most well-known Parisian tour operator.
 Thousands of tourists crowd the company’s fleet of large white boats with bright orange seats to take in some of Paris’ most famed sights and attractions on the banks of the river including Notre Dame Cathedral, the Musee d’Orsay, the Eiffel Tower, and the Louvre Museum. 
For first-time visitors, such a tour can be a great way to take in some of the city’s main sights all at once, and it’s also a boon for elderly or disabled travelers who may not be able to walk around for long periods of time. 
It can also be great for couples looking for a romantic but relatively inexpensive activity, especially at night, when the river is bathed in glimmering light.
Whether you want to sit on the outside deck and see the sights in the open air, or enjoy the views from within the covered glass area (advisable in winter months), a spin on the Seine is always enjoyable. 
Many people have taken the tour umpteen times with visiting family and friends, and while it’s a no-frills experience, everyone who ever cruised with Bateaux-Mouches, always found it worthwhile.

There are a total of nine Bateaux-Mouches boats docked at and also, launched from Pont d’Alma. No reservations are necessary, but in peak months they are usually recommended.
Musee d’Orsay
There are many ticketing options available. For example, you can choose between simple commented cruise tours, or even enjoy a lunch or dinner cruise.
The Bateaux-Mouches company also offers a combined Cruise + Paris cabaret package that includes: the boat tour, a dinner on board and a show at the Crazy Horse cabaret.
As mentioned earlier, the company offers tours with commentary in ten different languages. 
These are the ten languages with commentary: English, French, Spanish, Italian, German, Portuguese, Russian, Japanese, Chinese, and Korean. 
Grand Palais des Champs-Elysées
Headsets are provided free of charge with a ticket for the basic cruise, but are not obligatory.
Here’s a list of the most prominent landmarks that the Bateaux-Mouches boat tour take us around.
That’s a really long list if you ask me… and yet, there’s more if you include the not-so-prominent ones!!
Should you choose to explore Paris on foot instead… You’ll be surprised to find even more, like a treasure trove filled to brim on one side – overflowing with historical and important sights of old & modern wonders of the future over in the other, at La Défense.
Notre Dame Cathedral
Best time to take a cruise down River Seine?
Notre-Dame de Paris in the background
The best time is generally May through September, when skies tend to be clearer and temperatures in Paris are generally warm.
Fall and winter cruises are still worthwhile, but keep in mind that wind from off the water and frequent rain can make sitting on the open-air deck a little less than desirable. (Coughs!!*)
Musee d’Orsay in all its glory
Can you imagine how difficult it was to take these pictures during a super-cold season in Paris, shivering together with trembling hands??
Thank me for it please (You’re welcome)!!

“Ah, the Seine river…
No other river in the world has been the subject of such poetic fussing, frantic photo taking, and all-around adulation!”
 Touring Paris via the Seine river is definitely a great way to get familiar with many of the city’s most stunning monuments, historical buildings, and ornate bridges!
Paris, where old and new get together and become one!
Life has never been so perfect!!
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The Eiffel Tower fully lighted up in all it’s splendor during the nightly illuminations!
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Xoxo – Signing out with love and kisses, from Paris!

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12 thoughts on “⚓ Cruise on the River Seine

  1. it’s pretty..Paris is such a beautiful place to live in T___T

  2. Hiiii!! WOW PARIS IS BEAUTIFUL!!! <3 The Eiffel tower is super pretty in the night! Would love to visit this place one day. 🙂 Thanks for visiting and following my blog!! ^^ I’ve followed you back #148. Have a nice day!!

    <3 from Chuonie

  3. Great photos ; D

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