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Sail through the "City of Lights" on a Seine River cruise

The Seine River is a delightful way to explore the heart of Paris, one of the most iconic and beautiful cities in the world. Spanning 777 kilometers, and flowing through the heart of Paris, it provides a unique perspective of the city's famous landmarks like the Eiffel Tower and Notre Dame. Navigating its waters, you'll traverse historic bridges integral to the city's architectural tapestry. Thanks to the multilingual audio guides and live commentary, you will also learn the historical narratives of the monuments you glide past. Read ahead for the timings, operators, and other essential details.

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  1. Why go on a Seine River cruise in Paris?
  2. Things to know before booking your cruise
  3. Your cruise options
  4. What are the top cruise operators?
  5. Know before you go on the cruise
  6. Top landmarks to spot on your Seine River cruise
  7. Know more about the Seine River

Things to know before booking your Seine River cruise

  • To truly appreciate the Seine's historical and cultural significance, consider opting for a cruise featuring live commentators who often share anecdotes and lesser-known facts about the river and the landmarks you pass on your journey.
  • Seine cruises generally board 15-30 minutes before departure to score the best seats on the cruise, make sure to arrive promptly for your booked slot. Latecomers might miss the departure too.
  • Most cruises are family-friendly. However, certain onboard experiences on an evening or themed cruise might have age restrictions. Check in advance if you are planning to travel with young children.
  • Carry a valid photo ID—passport, driver's license, or any official ID with a clear photograph—or a quick check-in.

Your Seine River cruise options

Sightseeing Cruises
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Combo Tours

Best for: Budget travelers, history buffs, first-time visitors
Duration: Flexible
Meals included: Depends on the combo

  • Experience the best of Paris by getting tickets to attractions such as Disneyland, the Louvre, or the Eiffel Tower in one package.
  • You can also combine sightseeing with entertainment and opt for a Moulin Rouge show along with your cruise.

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Hop-On Hop-Off Cruises

Hop-On Hop-Off Cruises

Best for: Budget travelers, families, first-time visitors
Duration: Flexible (24/48-hour or Annual)
Meals included: No

  • Enjoy the freedom to explore Paris at your own pace as you can hop on and off as many times as you like at any of the 9 stops along the Seine.
  • Highlights including Jardin de Plantes, Louvre Museum, Place de la Concorde, Eiffel Tower & Les Invalides.

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What are the Seine Cruise operators?

Bateaux Parisiens
Bateaux Mouches

Know before you go on a Seine River cruise

Boarding Points
Timings
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Route
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Boarding Points

Most Seine River cruises begin near the foot of the Eiffel Tower.

Note: Boarding points may be different for different cruise options. Check your tickets for accurate information.

Timings
Common Cruise Route

Cruise down the picturesque left bank of the Seine River, where you'll be treated to breathtaking views of iconic landmarks including:

  • Eiffel Tower
  • Assemblee Nationale
  • Musee d'Orsay
  • Institut de France
  • Pantheon
  • Cite de la Mode
  • Hotel de Ville
  • Notre Dame
  • Conciergerie
  • Palace de Chalet
  • Chaillot's Palace

Finally, make a U-turn at the Sully Bridge, and cruise back along the right bank of the Seine to finish your journey.

Weather

As the cruise is outdoors, the weather can have a significant impact on your experience. Booking a cruise on a day with good weather to fully enjoy the sights and sounds of Paris.

Average temperature:

  • Summers are generally warm, with highs ranging from 20°C to 25°C (68°F to 77°F).
  • Winters can be cool, with average highs between 7°C to 10°C (45°F to 50°F).
  • Spring and autumn offer mild and pleasant weather.

Average daylight:

  • During the summer months, enjoy longer daylight hours, up to 16 hours.
  • Winter days are shorter, with around 8 hours of daylight.
  • Spring and autumn have around 10-12 hours of daylight.

Average wind speed:

Paris experiences moderate wind speeds, ranging from 10 to 24 kilometers per hour (6 to 15 miles per hour). However, wind conditions can vary, so it's advisable to check the specific forecast for your chosen cruise date.

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  • Restrooms: They are available on all boats
  • Life jackets: Stored on all boats for safety and readily accessible
  • First-aid kit: Ask the staff if needed in case of minor emergencies
  • Seating arrangements: There will be tables and chairs for comfortable dining or lounging
  • Bar: Serving soft drinks, juices, alcoholic beverages, and cocktails
  • Open decks: Boats generally have 1-2 open decks to enjoy the fresh air, river views, and city skyline
  • Live entertainment (on some cruises): Enjoy live music to create a festive atmosphere
  • Arrive early: Arrive at the boarding point at least 30 minutes before departure to allow for check-in.
  • Boarding: Follow the boarding procedures from the crew members as you get on the cruise.
  • Smart casual attire: Most cruises do not have a strict dress code, but opting for smart casual attire is recommended.
  • Dietary restrictions: If you have any dietary requirements, remember to inform the cruise operator in advance so they can make the necessary arrangements.
  • Smoking: Smoking is generally prohibited inside the boats, but you can look for designated smoking areas.
  • Luggage: Most cruises have limited storage space, meaning that large bags or suitcases might not be allowed.
  • Outside food and drinks: Bringing outside food and drinks is not allowed on board.
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  • Timing is everything: Depending on what you want to see, the time of your cruise can impact your experience. Daytime cruises best showcase the city's architecture, while evening cruises offer a beautifully lit-up Paris at night.
  • Dress appropriately: Even in the summer months, it can get chilly on the river, especially during evening cruises. Be sure to bring a jacket or wrap to stay warm.
  • Find the best spot: For the best views, try to get a seat on the top deck. If you're on a dinner cruise, a window seat will provide the most scenic dining experience.
  • Listen to the audio guide: The audio guide is full of useful insights about the landmarks you’ll pass on the cruise. It's a great way to deepen your understanding of the city and its history.
  • Review the menu: If you’re taking a lunch or dinner cruise, review the menu in advance to ensure it caters to any dietary needs or restrictions.
  • Capture the moment: Don't forget your camera! A Seine River cruise offers unique photo opportunities of Paris's most iconic landmarks
  • Wheelchair accessibility: Most modern cruise boats are wheelchair accessible, but it's wise to confirm beforehand. Additionally, check if there are any provisions for guests with hearing or visual impairments.

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Frequently asked questions about Seine River cruises in Paris

What are the types of Seine River Cruises in Paris?

You can opt between Sightseeing Cruises, Lunch Cruises, Dinner Cruises, Combo Tours, and more.

Which is the most popular Seine River Cruise?

The Sightseeing Cruise, perfect for a quick voyage through Paris, is the most popular Seine River Cruise.

Which is the best Seine River Cruise for families?

The combo Seine River Cruise with Paris City tour is perfect for families as it covers the best of the city from both land and water, and is cost-effective as well.

What is the best Seine River Cruise for couples?

The Seine River Dinner Cruise is perfect for couples as it is a very romantic experience. You can enjoy delicious French food and wine, accompanied by live music as you see the city come to life around you.

Which is the most value-for-money Seine River Cruise?

Seine River combos are a great way to explore your favorite Parisian attraction and embark on a lovely cruise afterward.

Where do Seine River Cruises depart from?

The departure points differ between each cruise. Please refer to your ticket for more information.

When does the Seine River Cruise usually start?

Sightseeing Cruises typically run from 10 am to 10 pm, while lunch and dinner cruises start around 12-1 pm and 8-9:30 pm respectively.

What’s the duration of a Seine River Cruise?

Seine River Cruises typically last around 1-2 hours depending on the type of cruise you choose.

Do cruises operate year-round?

Yes, Seine River Cruises operate throughout the year, though schedules may be adjusted based on seasonal considerations.

What is the best time of the year to go on a Seine River Cruise?

The best time would be to go during the off-season, between March to December, since summers tend to get very hot and crowded in Paris.

What landmarks can I see on a Seine River Cruise?

Enjoy iconic views of the Eiffel Tower, Notre Dame, Louvre Museum, and more architectural marvels along the Seine.

If I take a meal-based Seine River Cruise, will I be able to get vegetarian food?

Yes, vegetarian options are available on meal-based Seine River Cruises.

Are audio guides available?

Only sightseeing cruises include multilingual audio guides; lunch and dinner cruises do not provide audio guides.

Are restrooms available?

Yes, most Seine River Cruise boats are equipped with restroom facilities for the convenience of passengers.

Can I get off and reboard?

Typically, you cannot disembark and reboard during the cruise; exceptions may exist at specific designated stops along the route.

Is there live commentary?

Yes, many cruises provide live commentary, enhancing the experience with informative narratives about the landmarks observed during the journey.

Is there a dress code?

Casual attire is generally acceptable, ensuring passengers are comfortable during the cruise experience.

Can I bring pets?

Generally, pets are not permitted on Seine River Cruises; make sure to check with specific operators for their policies.

Is there wheelchair access?

Accessibility varies by boat and operator; those requiring wheelchair access should inquire with the chosen cruise provider to ensure a comfortable experience.

How far in advance should you book a Seine River Cruise?

To secure preferred timings and ensure availability, it is advisable to book Seine River Cruises atleast a week in advance.