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Cruises in Paris

Romantic, offbeat, enchanting ... a cruise on the River Seine is always an unforgettable moment.

Cruises on the River Seine in Paris

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If there is a trip not to miss out on in Paris, it has to be one along the Seine riverbanks … aboard one of the boats that navigate up and down! As you glide by, you’ll marvel at the city’s finest monuments, including Notre-Dame, the Conciergerie, the Grand Palais and the Eiffel Tower. A prestigious procession of amazing sights that makes it a unique trip.

You might like to take a boat trip for example on one of the famous Bateaux-Mouches, Vedettes de Paris or Bateaux Parisiens to see the capital’s iconic sights. Those companies offer different types of cruises, such as the night tours, which gives you another perspective on the city: with its bridges and monuments lit up, it takes on the appearance of a giant film set.

Or add some extra sparkle to your romantic getaway with a La Parisienne champagne cruise offered by Vedettes du Pont Neuf!

In total intimacy, Marins de Paris offers private cruises of 2 hours, for a maximum of 12 people. As with Seine Avenue, embark on an intimate cruise for an exceptional moment of luxury. For a more original cruise, climb aboard one of the amphibious vehicles Les Canards de Paris or come aboard the Parisducktour® : a "slow tourism" experience with a 3 in 1 offer : minibus tour, a boat tour and a guided & commented tour!

Cruises on the Canal Saint-Martin

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Although the Seine is the iconic river of the City of Light, there are other navigable waterways in Paris! The Canal Saint-Martin, the Canal de l'Ourcq or the river Marne are also great places for an original and picturesque boat trip. With its locks to pass through and swing bridges, it attracts lovers of an authentic Paris full of charm.

The Musee d'Orsay, the Philharmonie and the Geode feature for example on the programme of the canal cruise proposed by Paris Canal. The Canauxrama boats offer several types of cruises ranging from a discovery tour of the Paris of Parisians to an exploration of the Marne riverbanks on a day trip!

Piloting a boat on the Bassin de La Villette

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And to captain one’s own boat, Marin d’eau douce rents out boats for people to cruise along the canal at their own pace! A unique opportunity to discover Paris from along the water. With friends, family or as a couple, take the controls of your own boat and sail as you please on the Parisian waters! A unique way to discover the capital.

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