Seine River Direct Access Guided Cruise by Vedettes de Paris

Duration: 1 hour
Destination: France, Île-de-France, Paris
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  • 1 hour
  • Paris
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  • Cancellable

Overview

Embark on one of our cruise boats and discover all the secrets of Paris thanks to the expert knowledge of our guide by passing by the most emblematic monuments of Paris: the Eiffel Tower, Notre-Dame Cathedral, Orsay Museum, Louvre Museum, Grand Palais ... This cruise has been created in order to surprise you between breathtaking views of the monuments on the docks of the Seine river and unique comments. Parisians or visitors, adults or children, wonderement assured.
The best way to visit Paris, guaranteed without blister on your feet!

Options:
- Champagne: a glass of Duval Leroy Champagne (Brut, Blanc de Blanc, Rosé)

Itinerary
This is a typical itinerary for this product

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

The Eiffel Tower was built by French engineer Gustave Eiffel, for the 1889 Universal Exhibition in Paris. This magnificent technical feat was achieved in a mere two years, two months and five days. It stands 324 metres tall, and the metal structure weighs 7,300 tonnes. Parisians were scandalised by its metallic look and height. It was built to last
20 years. A radio antenna was added to the top in 1903, saving the tower from demolition. It has now become the monument symbolic of Paris.

Pass By: The American Church in Paris, 65 quai D Orsay, 75007 Paris France

The American Church in Paris with its green clock-tower was the first American Church built outside the US, in 1931. The stained-glass windows by Louis Comfort Tiffany have been listed as a historic monument.

Pass By: Invalides, Invalides, Paris, Ile-de-France

With its golden dome over the royal chapel, the Hotel des Invalides was built to the orders of Louis XIV as a military hospital for injured soldiers and officers. Today, the royal chapel houses the tomb of France’s first Emperor, Napoleon I.

Pass By: Pont Alexandre III Quai d'Orsay, 75008 Paris France

Alexandre III bridge was built for the 1900 Universal Exhibition and to seal the Franco-Russian Alliance. Its central feature is the Paris coat of arms covered in gold leaf and two nymphs symbolising the river Seine.
On the other side of the bridge, you’ll see the arms of Saint Petersburg, and two nymphs symbolising the river Neva.

Pass By: Pont de la Concorde, Quai d'Orsay, 75007 Paris France

Pont de la Concorde was built using stones from the former Bastille prison after it was famously stormed during the French Revolution in 1789. It leads to the Palais Bourbon on your right, seat of the National Assembly, and to your left to the Place de la Concorde.

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

The former Orsay railway station, built for the 1900 Universal Exhibition in Paris, which had a railway line leading to the south-west of France, was turned into a museum in the 1980s to house
19th-century art, including works by the greatest Impressionists and Post-Impressionists such as Auguste Renoir, Claude Monet and Vincent Van Gogh.

Pass By: Institut de France, 23 quai Conti 6e, 75270 Paris France

The Institut de France, former Collège des Quatre Nations, was built using funds bequeathed by cardinal Mazarin in 1661. It houses five academies, the most famous being the Académie Française. Its members’ job is to contribute to the French language, updating and modifying the official French dictionary.

Pass By: Pont-Neuf, Ile de la Cite, 75001 Paris France

The Pont Neuf, or New Bridge, which is actually the oldest bridge in Paris was the first Parisian bridge to be built in stone with pavements rather than houses lining it.
It features 381 grimacing stone masks, all individually decorated and unique.

Pass By: Pont Saint-Michel, Place Saint Michel, Paris France

Pont Saint-Michel, built at the request of Napoleon III, hence the two imperial Ns on its pillars. To the right, it leads to the Latin Quarter, so called because students at the University of Paris there spoke Latin until the 19th century.

Pass By: Ile de la Cite, Ile de la Cite, Paris, Ile-de-France

Ile de la Cité is the presumed birthplace of Paris. The Parisii tribe first settled here 300 years before the Common Era, calling the island Lutetia.

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

Paris’s Gothic masterpiece, Notre-Dame Cathedral. Its construction started in 1163 and was completed nearly two centuries later, in 1345. The cathedral features a host of gargoyles
and sculptures.
The south rose window, called the Rose du Midi, is dedicated to the New Testament and was a gift from the French king, Saint Louis.

Pass By: La Statue de Sainte-Genevieve, 69 boulevard Saint Michel Inside the Jardin du Luxembourg, 75005 Paris France

The Tournelle Bridge, and on its right, a statue of Saint Genevieve, patron saint of Paris, with her back to us. It was sculpted by Paul Landowski, who later sculpted the Christ the Redeemer
statue in Rio de Janeiro.

Pass By: Institut du Monde Arabe, 1 rue des Fosses Saint Bernard, 75005 Paris France

The Arab World Institute was inaugurated in 1987 by president François Mitterrand. The cultural centre focuses on history, art, society, religions and science in the Arab world.

Pass By: Ile Saint-Louis, Ile Saint-Louis, Paris, Ile-de-France

Featuring former town houses dating from the 17th century, like the Hotel Lambert and the Hotel Lauzun, Ile Saint Louis is one of the most prestigious areas of Paris. Many celebrities have lived there, including Charles Baudelaire and Georges Moustaki.

Pass By: Place de l'Hotel de Ville Entrée au 5 rue Lobeau ou au 29 rue de Rivoli, 75004 Paris France

Since 1357, the Hotel de Ville de Paris has been the seat of the Paris City Council. The construction draws much inspiration from Neo-Renaissance style. It is open to visitors, you can visit the banquet hall, designed to the template of the Hall of Mirrors in Versailles.

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

The Louvre museum used to be a royal palace. It was turned
into a museum in 1793. It is the largest monument in Paris with
over four kilometres of façades and nearly 14 kilometres of galleries. The Louvre is the most visited museum in the world, exhibiting 38,000 works, including the Winged Victory of Samothrace, the Venus de Milo and of course the Mona Lisa.

Pass By: Place de la Concorde, 75008 Paris France

The place de la Concorde was where King Louis XVI and his wife Queen Marie-Antoinette were executed during the French Revolution. The central feature is an obelisk from Luxor in Egypt. It is 34 centuries old and was brought to France in 1836.

Pass By: Grand Palais, 3 avenue du General Eisenhower Avenue Winston Churchill, 75008 Paris France

Built for the 1900 Universal Exhibition in Paris, the Grand Palais is a great feat of architecture. Its glass roof is considered to be the largest in Europe. It has now become a venue for cultural events and exhibitions, a funfair and the largest skating rink in Europe.

Pass By: Palais de Chaillot, 1 Pl Trocadero Et du 11 Novembre, 75116 Paris France

The Palais de Chaillot is located on the place du Trocadero. Built in 1937 for the Universal Exhibition, it comprises two Neoclassical pavilions, flanking an esplanade that overlooks the Trocadero gardens. It houses the City of Architecture and Heritage, the National Navy Museum, the Museum of Humankind, and the National Theatre of Chaillot.

Inclusions
  • Cruise
  • Guide

Exclusions
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 90 travelers
  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Mandatory sanitary pass
Departure Point

Port de Suffren, Paris, France


Return Details

Returns to original departure point

Voucher info

You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.

Duration

1 hour

For a full refund, cancel at least 3 days in advance of the start date of the experience.

User's Reviews

Linda L

19 May, 2022

The boat took off and a few minutes later it hit the side of the bridge. I was scared and went to see where the life jackets were. I could not open the container they were in. There only appeared to be one crew member beside the captain. We were told that the captain will give the ok to hand them out. I couldn’t believe it. How can the one crew member be responsible for handing out life jackets to people n the top and bottom levels. I would think they should be more accessible than that. I guess this is an example of how France does things differently than the US. I think that boats I have been in in the US have easy access to life jackets. Also 2 of the glass doors on the boat were badly cracked. When one of the life vest containers was opened, it had filthy dirty life jackets. It appears that this company does not take pride in their vessel.

Sally_W

06 Apr, 2022

Three of us took this tour and we’re so glad we did! Seeing Paris from the water is a wonderful perspective and our guide did a masterful job with her remarks. They were timed perfectly as you cruised.

Ben_P

08 Apr, 2022

Great story telling from the guide. I learned a lot and enjoyed the small bits of humor mixed in. It was a great afternoon event.

philippe m

25 Jul, 2022

Belle croisière sur le fleuve d'une heure avec des commentaires en français et anglais par le guide Julien avec des anecdotes très intéressantes : bravo à lui de nous avoir fait partager l'histoire de Paris à travers ses monuments. Possibilité de s'abriter de la pluie à l'arrière du bateau. Et bonne surprise en sortant, sur le quai il y a un restaurant sous forme de cafétaria avec par exemple des croquemonsieurs à manger dans une ambiance calme. Une bonne expérience à conseiller.

Adrian_C

13 Jun, 2022

This was nice but nothing particularly special. Good to get an idea of the layout of the city and to know what you're looking at. I imagine the lunch or dinner cruise would be even better. Our guide gave us good detail and it was what I expected.

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