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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

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

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!

Camera

Camera

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!

Sandwiches

Sandwiches

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

Somebody you love

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?
    Open 365 Days a year
  • 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

Overall rating
4.3 / 5
based on 23,208 reviews

A lovely classy evening of great service, food, music and company

Top end food and drink, friendly attentive waiter and shown straight to our table on arrival. Really enjoyable evening. Waiter kept our wine glasses (2 botts !) Topped up all night. Views from boat amaxing and guide info perfect. The 2.5 hours flew by too quick for us. Will be doing this again. Nice touch was i spotted bridge i had proposed on night before to Diane and got a pic. Spoke to a lovely american retired couple next to us most of night. Evening overall was just perfect....John and Diane from Aberdeen

The method to deliver the commentary could use some work.

The ride was nice, however, the concept of using your phone's WiFi to listen to commentary was not very useful considering that it does not work unless you stay on that page. This meant that I was not able to use it since I take photos with my cellphone. Very annoying. Even when going on the inside to listen to the little speakers coming from the seating, the sound would often cut out.

Paris: 1-hour River Seine Cruise Reviewed by

Comfortable, Professional with outstanding photographic results

Alain was a true professional, made sure that he kept the session easy-going and comfortable. We felt like a friend was taking our pictures. Due to the inability to secure a large enough Uber ride to get to the Eiffel Tower in a timely manner, we improvised to the surrounding area and couldn't be happier with the results. Highly recommend using his services.

Great balance for adults and kids, excellent service for dinner

The view was incredible and the food was a great balance for the kids and the adult (everyone got something they liked) the cruise was just beautiful and I would definitely recommend it. You just need to go to the restaurant first to collect the ticket for the cruise (that was a bit confusing but the staff were very helpful)

Paris: 1-Hour Sightseeing Cruise Plus Bistro Dinner Reviewed by

Beautiful Scenic Cruise - A must see in Paris!

My girls and I loved this cruise. It was beautiful and romantic! But overall just a great experience. The live music was a major plus! The food was also terrific! I would not only highly recommend, I would do this (or the dinner version) again if I ever went back to Paris.

Paris: 2-Hour River Seine Lunch Cruise Reviewed by

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