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Bateaux Mouches : 1h Sightseeing Cruise with Live Commentary

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  • Hop aboard a magical 1-hour cruise on the Seine in a glass canopy boat and take in the breathtaking panoramic views of Paris.
  • Pick up interesting facts about the landmarks you pass along iconic Parisian landmarks with the help of dedicated audio headsets that you can tune in and out of at your discretion over the course of your cruise.
  • The audio headset commentary is available in 8 languages to better suit your needs.
  • This Bateaux Mouches cruise departs every 30 to 40 minutes, giving you the liberty to choose any time of the day you are comfortable with.
  • With a convenient boarding point located at the foot of the Eiffel Tower, this cruise is easily accessible and one that you simply cannot miss.
  • Children aged 4 to 12 yrs enjoy reduced prices and those aged 3 years and below do not require a ticket.
  • You may cancel up to 24 hours in advance for a full refund.
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Bateaux Mouches

Offering a guided cruise with no stops, Bateaux Mouches began with a single steamboat in 1949. Today they have a fleet of 15 boats that host almost 2.5 million people, both Parisians and tourists, each year. Bateaux Mouches offers multiple types of cruises for you to pick from, whether you’d want a romantic evening, tasting some of the finest champagne Paris has to offer, or a casual tour of Paris’ monuments at the best viewing point of the city--the Seine.

Why Choose Bateaux Mouches

Bateaux Mouches’s sightseeing cruises last over hour-long, providing a more affordable option while covering a substantial number of monuments. They also offer multiple departure times, throughout the day, which allows you to choose according to your schedule.  Additionally, Bateaux Mouches offers a Sparkling Champagne cruise, alongside their dining cruises, perfect for those on their honeymoon.

 The boats depart from Pont de l’Alma on the Port de la Conférence and travel up the Seine towards Notre Dame de Paris, passing by the Louvre Museum, the Town Hall and the Conciergerie. The boat turns around near to the Arab World Institute. Passing via the Monnaie (Paris Mint), between the Ile de la Cité and the Left Bank, you are able to admire the Cathedral of Notre Dame. The cruise continues alongside the Musée d’Orsay and the National Assembly towards the Eiffel Tower. 

Types of Cruises Offered by Bateaux Mouches


Sightseeing Cruise

Covering most of Paris’ iconic sights in just around 70 minutes, Bateaux Mouches’s sightseeing cruise allows you to take in some of the landmarks that may have not been in your itinerary. Amaze yourself with the sight of at the legendary Louvre Museum, the towering La Conciergerie and others, with audio commentary to provide you with the necessary information.  Their larger boats allow for a less-cramped journey, allowing you to move around the boat at your leisure. One can also upgrade this experience to include half a bottle of champagne, which can be collected from the onboard bar; other refreshments are available for purchase during the cruise. Passengers will board from and alight onto Pont de l'Alma.


Dining Cruise

Bateaux Mouches’s resto-boats promises delicious meals and an enjoyable time with your loved ones. Enjoy a hearty and elegant meal with your family or partner, over a melodious instrumental performance, while gazing over beautiful Paris. The lunch cruise runs for one hour and 45 minutes while the dinner cruise duration is for 2 hours and 15 minutes. The dinner cruises are split into three price points--Early Bird, Prestige, and Excellence, depending on the timings and where you’ll be seated, on the boat. 

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Bateaux Mouches Cruise Timings

Sightseeing Cruises

April to September

Departures approximately every 30 mins between 10 AM and 10.30 PM.

October to March

Departures approximately every 40 mins between 11 AM and 9.20 PM. Additional departure at 10.15 AM on weekends.

Dining Cruises


Every Saturday, Sunday and holidays.

Boarding at Pont de l’Alma between 12.00 PM and 12.15 PM. Departure at 12.30 PM and return to the quay at 2.15 PM. 


Every evening.

Boarding at Pont de l’Alma, between 7.30 PM and 8.15 PM

Departure at 8.30 OM Return to the quay at 10.45 PM.

Cruise Departure Point

Boarding point: Pont de l’Alma on the Port de la Conférence

Getting There Using Public Transportation in Paris



Métro ligne 9 - Alma-Marceau

Métro ligne 1 - Franklin Roosevelt


RER C: station Pont de l’Alma


Buses 28, 42, 49, 63, 72, 80, 83, 92