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.
Bateaux Mouches Cruise Timings
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.
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.
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