Bateaux Mouches, Paris

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    Seine river cruise

    by tremendopunto Updated Jul 9, 2008

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    A nice way to explore Paris along the river Seine is by taking a cruiseboat. Cruises are offered at day as well as at nigh (highly recommended) and start right at the foot of the Eiffel Tower at Bateaux Parisiens - Pier 3, Port de la Bourdonnais and goes all the way past Ile de la Cite and back for about 1 hour. Commentary on the monuments are offered in 13 languages on handsets.
    An alternative tourstart is also offered from Ile de la Cite.
    Prices were 11 EUR for adults.

    http://www.bateauxparisiens.com/EN/boats-cruises-paris-seine-uk.html

    http://www.bateauxparisiens.com/EN/offers-cruises-seine-paris/cruise-sightseeing-leisures-paris/sightseeing-cruise-seine-paris-eiffel-tower.html

    http://www.bateauxparisiens.com/EN/offers-cruises-seine-paris/cruise-sightseeing-leisures-paris/sightseeing-night-cruise-paris-seine.html

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    River Cruise

    by BruceDunning Updated Nov 17, 2007

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    You can pick up a local boat/taxi that takes you from one end to the other for key points to see in the immediate area of Notre Dame and going 3-4 miles. There are about 6 drop/pick up points to come and go as you please. Ticket price was around Euro 7. It takes you from Eiffel tower area to past NOtre DAme. Many boat cruises also provide lunch, and dinner with a variety of prices, depending on what and how much. It can run from 15-75 Euro. Shop around.

    Get a passing view of sites and bridges Viwe of river going down a slow trek One starteing point is just below Notre Dame
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    Seine Cruise

    by babygrand Written Jan 28, 2007

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    If you really want to enjoy the sights of Paris, you really need to take one of the Seine cruises, only I strongly recommend you do this at night. The lights are all on, and you get an incredible impression of the city and it's "artistic balance". The bridges, the Eiffel Tower, Notre Dame are all lit, and the impression is very strong. There are different types with all different prices, some include dinner and are in boats with glass covers, while others are on "double-decker boats with open tops. (take a sweater and/or windbreaker) They all give you a narrative. Plus you can spy on the locals as they enjoy their evenings along the river.

    Notre Dame Flying Butresses at Night Mini Statue of Liberty in Seine One of boats passing Notre Dame at night
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    Storyin La Seine

    by storyin Updated Nov 16, 2003

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    THE FIRST TIME ( 1999 ) ,
    I cruise along the River Seine in a cold winter night
    that was very romantic .
    I won't forget how excited I was ....

    The second time, in a summer eveing / night ,
    too many tourist , but still fine .

    the 2nd time cruise ( BATEAUX-MOUCHES ) paris 2000
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    La Seine

    by Rupanworld Written Sep 30, 2008

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    The Seine river runs across the city of Paris. It flows 480 miles through France, starting from Dijon to Le Havre, cutting Paris into two halves. The Eiffel Tower, Hotel des Invalides and the Musee d’Orsay lie on the south bank, while the Louvre museum, Grand Palais and Place de la Concorde lie on the north bank. Cruise on Seine is a great tourist attraction. Several monuments inluding eiffel tower and the Statue of liberty of Paris can be seen during the cruise.

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    CRUISE ON RIVER SEINE

    by kmohandas Updated Feb 23, 2008

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    Whenever you visit Paris, please make it a point to take a boat cruise on River Seine. As you sail along the river, you can see some of the marvellous pieces of great architecture. You will be able to see the great bridges Pont-Neuf, Pont-Alexandre III and many of Paris great monuments such as Notre-Dame,Louvre, Eiffel Tower etc.
    The boat cruise takes about an hour and you will enjoy evey moment of it. Do not forget to capture pictures of these beautiful monuments in your camera.
    The boat can be boarded from a boat jetty very near to Eiffel Tower. The cruise costs Euro 9.50/- for adults and Euro 4/- for children from 4 to 12 years.

    THE GREAT BOAT CRUISE BOAT CRUISE-VIEW FROM EIFFEL
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    Seine River Cruise

    by TexasDave Written Oct 18, 2010

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    There are half a dozen river cruise options: short-long; day-night; food-no food, etc.
    We chose to book Vedettes de Pont Nuef, which starts oddly enough, at Pont Nuef :).
    They allow a discount if you pre-pay on their website. The nice thing about it is that the voucher you get is good at any time, you don't have to commit to a certain day or time ahead of time.
    Besides being a nice way to rest and see the sights at the same time, you get a different perspective of the city and there is a running commentary on the things you are seeing.

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    Seine and bridges like Pont Alexandre III

    by Janni67 Written Nov 6, 2003

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    The Seine is crossed by many old and beautiful bridges. The picture here is a detail of a bridge called Ponte Alexandre III. Many consider the Pont Alexandre III the most beautiful bridge in Paris with its' lampposts and sculptures of cherubs and nymphs.

    Also many of the most famous Paris monuments are on the river banks.
    For these reasons, a Seine river cruise on a bateaux-mouche, a typical Parisian riverboat, is a great way to get to know the city and its' attractions. A river cruise is also very relaxing after a few full days of visits and shopping in Paris ;) You can also choose a lunch or dinner cruise although some say the dinner cruises are very expensive compared to what you get... For example Paris by Night tours offers these 5-hour dinner cruises for the price of 129 euros. The Seine river banks are beautifully illuminated at night so a cruise after sun's gone down is a pleasure.

    Detail of Pont Alexandre III from a riverboat.

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    Cruise the Seine River

    by Confucius Updated May 21, 2006

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    It is possible to take a Seine cruise from Paris all the way to the Atlantic Ocean, but most tourists just embark on the one hour Paris landmarks tour and conclude with a hike up to Trocadero for yet another view of the Eiffel Tower.

    Bateaux Parisiens is a very good company that does the Seine cruise. They are located just a few meters from the Eiffel Tower at Port de la Bourdonnais.

    There always seems to be room for a couple more tourists; just look at how packed this ship is in my photo.

    Somehow the Seine River cruise ships stay afloat
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    A Cruise Along the Seine

    by fossettes Updated Apr 24, 2003

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    We just took a lovely cruise along the Seine with Bâteaux Mouches. I recommend taking the departure just before sunset. It was a wonderful time to see Paris. The cruise begins at the Pont de l'Alma and heads east toward the Ile de la Cité, around the Ile St. Louis, then heads back westward past the Eiffle Tower, down to the statue of Lady Liberty and back to the docks. I recommend sitting on the upper deck on the port (left) side. This will give you the best views of Notre Dame and the islands. The cruise is narrated in French, English, Italian, Spanish and German and provides plenty of historical information.

    They also offer lunch and dinner cruises. We passed one of the dinner cruises and I saw lots of smiles and champagne bottles!

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    Seine in Paris

    by Brehone Written Jun 7, 2004

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    The best way to see the Seine is to take a river cruise. On the Ponte De L'Ama there is a cruise that only costs 7 Euro per person for about a 2.5 hour ride. Look for the twinkling lights on the trees....that's the entrance.

    Seine River

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    Take a cruise down the Seine

    by vichatherly Updated Apr 4, 2011

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    A good way to relax after a hard day in the museums is to take one of the many cruises up and down the river Seine. Especially good if you're on a short trip, as it shows you many of the sights of Paris including the Seine itself.

    The Seine and Notre Dame Bateaux Parisiens Bridge on the Seine
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    Cruise on the Seine.

    by LBKesner Updated Jun 18, 2005

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    A night cruise on the Seine is a nice idea. Several companies offer water cruises; some include stops at the Eiffel Tower, bus tours to flood-lit monuments as well, shows, or special meals. Some are very informal and include audio commentary; others require coat and tie and offer live music, dinner, and wine. Prices range from 24€ - 150 € per person, depending on which line and which tour you select. All offer great views of the City of Light.

    A view from the boat....
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    The Seine

    by Goner Updated Oct 7, 2004

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    You must take a boat ride up and down the Seine as the sun goes down and watch the lights come on the monuments, it turns Paris into a dreamlike spectacle, it's something you'll never forget!

    You'll find Bateau-Mouches at Pont de l'Alma is a tour boat that takes you on this ride. Metro Alma-Marceau.

    There are other boat toures, I'll give you more information under my transportation tips.

    Sunset on the Seine

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    Cruise on the Seine (1)

    by GUYON Written Feb 25, 2003

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    Several companies propose cruises on Seine (1H to 1H30) for a price between 7 and 9 €.
    The lunch and dinner are more expensive and on my opinion, too expensive (50 to 125€)
    Generally, the boats go as far as the Quai Henri IV (East) and the Tour Eiffel (West).
    To find a boat go :
    - to Square du Vert Galant (Ile de la Cite)
    - to Quai de Montebello (Left Bank)
    - to Pont de l'Alma (Left bank)
    An idea : take the Batobus. With a 1 day ticket (10 €) you can go along the Seine and stop at the 8 stations for visiting (10AM to 7PM).

    Cruise on the Seine Under the Pont Neuf Cruise departure at Pont de l'Alma Statue of Liberty from a boat
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