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5 things to bring on a Seine river cruise

The Seine might be one of the world's most scenic urban rivers, flanked by exquisite monuments such as Notre Dame and the Arc de Triomphe. A cruise is the best way to enjoy it as long as you don't forget anything essential! Here's what to pack.

Windproof jacket

Even if all's calm on the City of Love's streets, its river is exposed and highly susceptible to strong winds. Even in summer you might need a good jacket!

Sun screen

Again, the Seine is exposed and so are you. If you're not seeing the sights by night, you'll want to see them on a sunny day. Keep yourself protected!


Many of Paris' most famous sights can be seen by boat, opening the door to some fantastic photo opportunities. If you have them, enhance the experience by bringing binoculars too!


Unless you're taking a dinner cruise of course! But even then you should think about bringing your own water bottle.

Somebody you love

Corny? Perhaps. But hey, it's Paris! Why not check out some other tour options to round off a romantic day?

Our insider tips

How much does is cost?

A Seine river cruise can cost anything from €10 per person for a basic boat tour to upwards of €200 for a candle-lit, gourmet dinner cruise by night.

How long is it?

776 kilometers. Oh wait, you meant the cruise? With dinner and entertainment you could be looking at up to 4 hours, but if you don't have that kind of time to spare, the less expensive ones should only take an hour!

Good to know

  • When should I visit?
    Please check individual tour times, which vary by activity.
  • Is it expensive?
    Prices can be anywhere from €10 to €200, depending on what is included.
  • Will I need a guide?
    Many tours provide narration along the way, but you may want to look online for more information or bring a guidebook.
  • How to get there
    Tours start at varying locations along the river, which is dotted with other top attractions.
  • Additional information
    Make sure you pack accordingly! | Plan ahead as tour prices, times and starting locations vary.

What people are saying about Seine River

Brilliant to hop on and off to see major sights

This was brilliant for sitting and watching Paris go by along the river Seine as well as getting you from one area of city to another without walking or taking the metro. Very reasonable, the staff were very helpful and professional, and there always seemed to be a batobus coming along every 10 mins or so, so didn't have to wait long. We used it over 2 days.

Paris: Batobus River Seine Shuttle Boat Reviewed by LYNNE, 14/09/2018

The river cruise was so beautiful and Moulin Rouge is a MUST SEE!!

Everything was on time. We bypassed all lines. Both events were great!! I would highly recommend this tour!!

Amazing guide!! Would recommend for everyone traveling to Paris!

The guide was really good at presenting the history of this city and its different places. He was super nice, knowledgeable and loved questions. We got some nice tips about Paris, in a really personal way.

Discover the Heart of Paris by Bike Reviewed by Torild, 23/08/2018

Awesome. Just below the lit up Eiffel Tower.

We went in the evening. Easy access. 3 minute walk from the Eiffel Tower. Exceptional views. It was the perfect end to a beautiful day in Paris! Paris at night is gorgeous! It was great to have a mobile ticket.

Paris Illuminations 1-Hour Cruise Reviewed by Wendy, 20/08/2018

One of the best things we did in Amsterdam!

I highly recommend this cruise. The staff is super nice, pizza is huge and tasty, alcohol is unlimited (although I wouldn't order the wine, everything else was fantastic). The guide was really cool and fun.

Paris Illuminations 1-Hour Cruise Reviewed by Георгий, 16/08/2018

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