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River Seine
River Seine

River Seine

Free admission

The Basics

One of the best ways to see the Seine is to walk along it, particularly on the central stretch from Les Invalides to Ile Saint-Louis. There, zigzag across the river on the Pont Alexandre III, Pont Royal, and Pont des Arts to see some of the most elegant and well-known architecture in France.

Alternatively, a Seine River cruise allows you to rest your legs and admire the same sights; book a brunch, lunch, or dinner cruise to combine your sightseeing with a French meal or opt for an Eiffel Tower combo to enjoy two of Paris’ most popular activities in one tour.

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Bateaux Parisiens Seine River Gourmet Lunch & Sightseeing Cruise
Bateaux Parisiens Seine River Gourmet Lunch & Sightseeing Cruise
star-4.5
USD77.38 per adult
Traveller Favourite
Memorable and lovely experience
Incredible meal with even more incredible scenery! It was magical to cruise along the seine while enjoying relaxing music, good wine, and good food. Plus our waiter was very pleasant and was very attentive. The entire staff was welcoming. Very much worth the price.
Margaret_M, Jul. 2022

Recent reviews from experiences in Paris

star-4
Delightful
RANDALL_R, Jun. 2022
Bateaux Parisiens Seine River Gourmet Dinner & Sightseeing Cruise
This was our second time on this trip. It was delightful and very efficient. The boat was clean. The servers were all very pleasant.
star-5
A must do!
Melisa_H, Jun. 2022
Bateaux Parisiens Seine River Gourmet Dinner & Sightseeing Cruise
The boarding place was easy to find. The boat was clean, the staff were excellent and the food very good. Only disappointment was Paris stays so light for so long. Definitely take the later cruise as when you return the lights are coming on and it’s beautiful!!
star-5
Birthday Dinner Cruise
EHelen_M, Jun. 2022
Bateaux Mouches Seine River Paris by Night Dinner Cruise with Live Music
The whole evening was an amazing experience. The food was wonderful, the music extraordinary and the boat was spacious and clean.
star-5
Don't miss tour
herbecky2802, Jun. 2022
Bateaux Mouches Seine River Paris by Night Dinner Cruise with Live Music
Food, service and boat ambience was terrific. Very clean and staff was professional We thoroughly enjoyed this tour.
star-4
A very nice experience
AnnaKarin_A, May 2022
Paris Seine River Lunch Cruise with 3-Course Gourmet Meal
Very nice trip on river Seine. The food was very delicious and the staff was very nice. The panorama Windows let us see all the sights. A very nice experience.
star-5
Seine river boat was...
Hingkie_H, Apr. 2022
Louvre Museum Ticket & Seine River Cruise
Seine river boat was nice. Clean , the audio was great so u know more about the city history and the buildings
star-5
The atmosphere was very...
Michelle_B, Mar. 2022
Bateaux Parisiens Seine River Gourmet Lunch & Sightseeing Cruise
The atmosphere was very nice. Setting on tables were pretty, very clean to include bathrooms, great staff, amazing food and wine. It was nice to see the sights from a different perspective. Music was playing. It was fun, definitely recommend.
star-5
Paris by night
Alvin_D, Mar. 2022
Seine River Paris by Night Sightseeing Sparkling Cruise with Champagne
Drinking champagne while enjoying the beautiful lights on the river. The boat was very clean and comfortable to move around.
star-5
Top sights with tasteful delights
Despina_K, Feb. 2022
Bateaux Parisiens Seine River Gourmet Lunch & Sightseeing Cruise
It was really romantic for me and my partner. The setting was really clean, well maintained and stylish. We were greeted by the friendly staff, the service wasn't to be faulted - always on tap with top ups of wine! We ended up eating 3 rolls of bread in the end that the waiter offered generously. The food was presented beautifully and tasted amazing! The famous stops were great to look at too and fascinating. Thank you
star-4
Enjoyable evening on the Seine
SarahKeig, May 2022
Paris Seine River Gourmet Dinner Cruise with Champagne Exclusive Viator
My 3 friends and I really enjoyed our early evening cruise on the River Seine. The food was great and it is a lovely way to see the sights of Paris in a relaxing way whilst enjoying good company. I thought there would be some sort of commentary or pointing out the main sights as we sailed past, but there wasn’t, which was a little disappointing.
star-5
A fun and informative experience
Katy_G, Jul. 2022
Seine River Cruise on board Vedettes du Pont Neuf
Go 30 minutes early to get access to the top. Guides were well informed, beautiful day and evening! One hour was perfect! A good way to get to know the city.
star-5
Nice dinner, amazing...
Valentina_S, Jul. 2022
Paris Seine River Gourmet Dinner Cruise with Champagne Exclusive Viator
Nice dinner, amazing entertainment with good music, nice cruise on the Seine! Really liked the atmosphere! Recommended!
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Things to Know Before You Go

  • Running through Paris’ main tourist areas, the river’s hard to miss; you won’t have to go far to find it.

  • More than 30 bridges span the Seine within Paris city limits.

  • Wear comfortable shoes for walking along the banks and bridges.

  • Be prepared for crowds on popular bridges like Pont des Arts.

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How to Get There

Bordering 10 of Paris’ 20 arrondissements—the 1st, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 12th, 13th, 15th, and 16th—the Seine is within walking distance of many of the city’s most popular neighborhoods. By Metro, get off at Alma-Marceau, Invalides, Pont Neuf, or Saint-Michel–Notre-Dame station to reach the most central stretch of the river.

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Trip ideas

The Do's and Don'ts of the Paris Catacombs

The Do's and Don'ts of the Paris Catacombs


When to Get There

For a tranquil walk, head to the river in the early morning hours before most of the crowds and commuters arrive; or, go for an after-dinner stroll to take in the reflections of the City of Light on the water.

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Exploring Canal Saint-Martin

In northeast Paris, the Canal Saint-Martin district is home to smaller waterways where footbridges and trendy locals replace the Seine’s traffic and tourists. Enjoy a more laid-back atmosphere and watch boats on the locks with a wander along the tree-shaded paths.

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River Seine
Frequently Asked Questions
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