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Bateaux Parisiens Seine River Lunch Cruise with Live Music

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$66.6

Treat yourself to an elegant lunch in Paris with this 2-hour afternoon sightseeing cruise down the Seine River. Aboard your Bateaux Parisiens boat, relax over a 3-course French meal while enjoying live music and fantastic views of Paris' most iconic attractions including the Eiffel Tower, Notre-Dame Cathedral, Louvre Museum and the Musée d'Orsay. A choice of seating options and wine selections are available when booking.
- Confirmation will be received at time of booking
- Customers who have not reached France's drinking age of 18 will not be served alcohol
- Important: Boat departs strictly at 12:45pm. Check in time between 12pm and 12:30pm
- You will be seated at a table for up to 8 people in the center of the boat (Etoile Service), by the window (Privilège Service) or at the front of the boat (Premier Service)

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Pass By: Musee d'Orsay, 1 Rue De La Legion d'Honneur, 75007 Paris France

A museum in a train station
The history of the museum, its building, is unusual. Located in the heart of Paris, along the Seine, facing the Tuileries Garden, the museum took place in the former Orsay train station, a building built for the 1900 World's Fair. so, the first "work" of the Musée d'Orsay's collections which presents the art of the few decades that elapse between 1848 and 1914.

Pass By: Eiffel Tower, 5 Avenue Anatole France, 75007 Paris France

A museum in a train station
The history of the museum, its building, is unusual. Located in the heart of Paris, along the Seine, facing the Tuileries Garden, the museum took place in the former Orsay train station, a building built for the 1900 World's Fair. so, the first "work" of the Musée d'Orsay's collections which presents the art of the few decades that elapse between 1848 and 1914.

Pass By: Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Paris, 6 Parvis Notre-Dame Place Jean-Paul II, 75004 Paris France

The Cathedral of Notre-Dame de Paris, a masterpiece of Gothic architecture, is the most visited monument in France. It was built in the Middle Ages, at the far end of the Île de la Cité. Work started in the 13th century and finished in the 15th century. Badly damaged during the French Revolution, the cathedral was restored in the 19th century by the architect Viollet-le-Duc. Its many visitors come to admire its stained glass and rose windows, the towers, the steeple and the gargoyles. They can also discover the Notre-Dame treasury and have a go at climbing the towers to enjoy a panoramic view of Paris. In 2013, Notre-Dame is celebrated its 850th anniversary. For this occasion, many events were organized and the cathedral renewed its bells with the arrival of eight new bells as well as a new great bell. Road distances from Paris in France are calculated from point 0 on the cathedral forecourt.

Pass By: Louvre Museum, 99 rue de Rivoli, 75001 Paris France

Every trip to the capital deserves a visit to the Louvre to discover the wealth of treasures it contains. The museum houses western works of art dating from the Middle Ages to 1848, in addition to collections of ancient oriental, Egyptian, Greek, Etruscan and Roman civilizations, as well as graphic and Islamic arts. From room to room, the former royal palace reveals its masterpieces to the public: the Mona Lisa, The Raft of the Medusa, the Venus de Milo, and The Winged Victory of Samothrace. In total, there are 35,000 works to be discovered or re-discovered! With its eight hundred year old history, the Louvre has been influenced by numerous architectural trends, from the medieval fortress of the 12th century to the glass pyramid by Pei (1989). The latest addition, housing the Islamic arts section, was designed by architects Mario Bellini and Rudy Ricciotti. The undulating glass canopy covers the Visconti courtyard, flooding the 2,800 m² new wing with light. A visit to the museum is particularly pleasant at night: the Louvre is less crowded and visitors can enjoy stunning night-time views of Pei’s glass pyramid, the Cour Carrée and the Seine.

Pass By: Seine River, 75001 Paris France

Following the Seine through Paris is a way of enjoying a thousand different escapades on the river, its bridges and islands. Daytime or night time, Left Bank or Right Bank, you will appreciate the buzz of activity along the quaysides and the lapping of the waves. There are any number of ways to relax – aboard a boat, cycling, walking briskly, sauntering lazily, or working out, dining, dancing on barges, exploring an area between two exhibitions, taking a post-shopping break, or sunbathing in a swimsuit. You never fail to be filled with wonder at these riverbanks, classed as a world heritage site by Unesco.
Through the arch of a bridge you’ll catch sight of the Grand and Petit Palais, people fishing, mallard ducks circling in the water, the Louvre playing hide and seek with a pleasure boat, Notre-Dame looming up to the sound of a street musician playing a violin and, in the distance, the silhouette of a crane in a naval construction yard between weeping willow trees.
Paris owes its motto to the Seine, fluctuat nec mergitur – “it is buffeted by the waves but does not sink”. The Seine tells the story of Paris, from its birthplace on the Île de la Cité to the transformation of the quays at Bercy upstream and the triumphant Eiffel Tower downstream.

Pass By: Latin Quarter, 75005 Paris France

No trip to Paris is complete without a visit to the Latin Quarter in the 5th arrondissement, on the Left Bank. The area’s many cafés and restaurants are laid-back and welcoming; they are filled with Parisians, students and tourists. There are several attractions to visit, among them the Pantheon, the Musée National du Moyen-Âge, the Luxembourg gardens and museum and the Arènes de Lutèce. As you stroll through the district you will also come across the Sorbonne, the best known university in Paris; the Collège de France, the Lycée Henri IV, the shopping streets Rue Mouffetard and Rue Monge and the charming Place de la Contrescarpe. The district also has popular show venues like the Paradis Latin, the Théâtre de l’Odéon and the Caveau de la Huchette.

Pass By: French National Library (Bibliotheque Nationale de France), 11 Quai Francois Mauriac 13e, 75013 Paris France

The National Library of France, heir to the royal collections amassed since the end of the Middle Ages, is in a way the guardian of all the knowledge of the world.
On the site François-Mitterrand, a building whose four angular towers symbolize four open books, overlooking the banks of the 13th arrondissement of Paris, more than 15 million books and printed works are preserved.
It is here, born from the need to enlarge and modernize the institution, that the National Library proposes an ambitious cultural season (temporary exhibitions, conferences, readings, concerts).

Pass By: Bateaux Parisiens, Port de la Bourdonnais, 75007 Paris France

Among all the companies sailing on the Seine, Bateaux Parisiens knows how to give you a real taste of Paris. Its embarkation point, at Port de la Bourdonnais, offers a superb view of the Eiffel Tower. The entirely glassed-over boats give you an amazing panoramic view. The boat trip takes you past the most famous sites in the capital, and the commentaries let you into a few unknown secrets. You will enjoy fine French cuisine prepared daily by our chef. And our staff, who love Paris, will help you discover the real Paris. Bateaux Parisiens - Parisian in its soul as well as in its name.

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Departure point:

Bateaux Parisiens, Port de la Bourdonnais, 75007 Paris, France

Departure time:

12:45 PM

Duration:

2 hours

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Terms and Conditions:

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.


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Kim H

We really weren't sure about this cruise as we had been caught up in the "tourist trap" before with other experiences but it completely exceeded our expectations, we had purchased a premium package and the food, wine and service was fantastic. We loved seeing parts of paris from the Seine and it was a different way to see things. Our only issue was the weather was extremley hot and we did find that when the sun was coming in fully through the glass it was quite hot at the front of the boat, but this was towards the end and out lovely waiter was very mindful of this and moved our table away from the direct sun. A very enjoyable lunch experience on the Seine.

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joseph g

a wonderful boat. a wonderful service crew. nice music. and, of course seeing Paris from a water viewpoint. most of all, the food was creative and delicious...like a Michelin starred restaurant. don't miss it if you have an opportunity.

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Harry D

We’ve done the dinner cruise which was terrific. Paris at night is trully magical. This was totally different. Great way to see the sights. Lunch was surprisingly very good as was service. Live music a very nice touch. Well worth the price! Highly recommend on your next visit to our favorite city in the world

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mhunter405

We booked this boat tour at the last minute after several days of sightseeing by walking - we thought a leisurely boat ride would be a nice break. Although not part of our original plans this turned out to be one of our favorite parts of the trip! The food was delicious, the sights were beautiful, and the staff was friendly and helpful. We had a great time!

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langmj

It was A Nice Afternoon on the Water with beautiful views of Paris and an exceptional lunch. Fine musicians accompanied the attentive service and ensured a memorable experience.

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Kirsten G

I thoroughly enjoyed the cruise along the Seine and a chance to see Paris from a different viewpoint. The lunch was the perfect way to do this and I was surprised that the food was excellent and the wine and champagne also. I purchased the Premier level and has an amazing seating in the front with fantastic viewing. The service was also excellent.

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Natalie R

Great cruise, lovely food, extremely friendly and helpful staff...would have given 5* but not all of the attractions were pointed out so we missed a few but otherwise excellent

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Patrick W

River cruise was very nice. We had a window seat, so sights were clear to view. The food was much to be desired, not one of us liked that part

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Clare W

The boat was nice, we had a great server, and there was lots of wine available (included in the cost) but overall the lunch cruise was not worth it. First, the vegetarian appetizer and entree were terrible (although the chocolate dessert was good!). Second, I wish we received more information on the sights we went by. Instead, there was just a sheet of paper with two sentences for each place. Third, there was an empty table by the window across from us (we were seated in the more inside part of the boat) yet nobody was offered the nicer table. Lastly, if I had to do it again I think it would be nicer to just grab lunch and sit outdoors by the water. When you're sitting inside the boat you don't really get to appreciate the river as much.

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jacqueline

I booked premier seats Money spent on the lunch cruise is not worth it - food was terrible, service was nice, view was not a worth the trip, the live entertainment was non-existent as I could hardly hear or see. I would rather use the money and time on a nice restaurant somewhere nice. I do not recommend this tour.


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Bateaux Parisiens Seine River Lunch Cruise with Live Music
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Treat yourself to an elegant lunch in Paris with this 2-hour afternoon sightseeing cruise down the Seine River. Aboard your Bateaux Parisiens boat, relax over a 3-course French meal while enjoying live music and fantastic views of Paris' most iconic attractions including the Eiffel Tower, Notre-Dame Cathedral, Louvre Museum and the Musée d'Orsay. A choice of seating options and wine selections are available when booking.

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$66.6

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