The River Seine actually forks and cuts Paris in half, which is a
great advantage for the tourists who travel here from all over the world, as you can get
to see many famous monuments such as the Eiffel Tower,
The Louvre, and Notre Dame to name but a few.
And going on a mini tourist cruise on the Seine around Paris on what are known as bateaux-mouches is one of the most relaxing
ways to get to see some of the historical buildings and monuments
It was actually after World War II that sight seeing vessels really flourished in Paris on
the original longboats called bateaux-mouches that were converted into tourist boats. And today, there are now more
and more tour operators that also have similar boats, yet the name bateaux-mouches has
become synonymous with a tour on the Seine.
The choice of short cruises available is absolutely incredible from a one hour short
jaunt, to having a pleasant lunch, or a full dinner cruise for a romantic gourmet French meal, while drifting past the sites
all lit up by glowing lights in the evening. Some of the cruise operators even offer
complete packages so that you can disembark to visit some major attractions, such as the Moulin Rouge, before getting back on board to finish
However, we would strongly recommend that you thoroughly check on what type of cruise you
are booking as the costs can vary immensely. In fact, on particular cruises there
may even be a dress code of cocktail dresses or dinner suits and evening wear, and these
tend to have a price tag to match!
But rather than a short cruise, you could even book to travel from Paris through to Normandy or other areas, where you can glide past storybook chateaux and medieval towns and discover the true
character, soul and people of France.
So as part of your holiday to France, a trip on the
River Seine is always an unforgettable experience and you will be able to find many travel
agents who can help you book your perfect River Seine Cruise.