One of the things that I knew that we had to do when we were in Paris was take a boat cruise on the Seine. I have a very vivid memory of the cruise we took in Paris on our honeymoon and I wanted to relive the experience - and besides it's just one of those quintessential things that you have to do in Paris.
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The city is so beautiful when viewed from the water, particularly on a sunny day, and cruising on the river provides a different perspective on the buildings and landmarks that you have been walking by and the bridges that you have been walking over.
After returning to Paris from Versailles one beautiful, sunny afternoon we decided it was the perfect day for our cruise and headed down to the river. We had decided on a cruise with Bâteaux Mouches which has been operating boat trips on the Seine for more than 60 years and departs from Pont de l'Alma on the Right Bank. We had only a short wait before we were able to board our boat and found seats on the top deck where we could enjoy the warm sunshine and gentle breeze as we cruised down the river.
These are the photos that I snapped during our cruise.
We passed under famous bridges (that Emma counted)...
Sailed past famous buildings...
And we saw well-known landmarks...
Cruising on the Seine with Bâteaux Mouche was the perfect way to spend a sunny, spring afternoon in Paris.
What You Need To Know
- The boats board near the Pont de l'Alma on the Right Bank in the 8th arrondissement.
- Free parking is available on the quay for the duration of the cruise.
- The cost per adult is 11.5 Euros; Children under 12 years of age are 5.5 Euros (2012 pricing)
- Lunch and Dinner cruises are available at an additional fee
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