A cruise along the River Seine under its 37 bridges ranks as one of the most romantic trips in Europe. The river, which runs either side of the île de la Cité, stretches over 480 miles and is an important commercial thoroughfare. Its riverbanks are also home to some of the most historic monuments in Paris and, as you cruise gently along its waters, you can take in Notre Dame Cathedral, the Eiffel Tower and the Grand Palais. Marvel at the varied style of its bridges - from its oldest, Pont Neuf, which has seen the corontion procession of Napoleon, to the ornate Pont Alexandre III, designed by Gustav Eiffel. A night cruise is particularly special as you get to pass by the city’s monuments when they are illuminated.
There is a wide range of companies who operate cruises down the River Seine, such as Bateaux Parisiens, Bateaux Mouches and Vedettes du Pont Neuf. Most offer guided tours, allowing you to hear a commentary on the history of the famous bridges and monuments as you pass by them. Prices vary from €14 per adult for an hour’s trip to €155 for a night cruise with dinner. You can reach the boarding points from any of the main bridges in central Paris.
If you’d like to push the boat out, quite literally, why not splash out on one of the 8 Yachts de Paris for a truly luxurious three-hour cruise together with a tasting menu by renowned chef Guy Krenzer.
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When planning your cruise, make sure you leave time to explore the many other sights that Paris has to offer, including: the Eiffel Tower, the Centre Pompidou and the historic Notre Dame Cathedral. If you’d like some nightlife, why not catch a show at the historic Moulin Rouge in Montmartre/Pigalle.
To find out more information about trips on the Seine, please head to the Paris Tourist Office where you’ll be able to find out more information about dinner and sightseeing cruises, cruises at night, their opening hours and start locations as well as full prices.
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