The Seine river cruise is a Paris must do. It takes one hour to see the Eiffel Tower, Notre Dame, Musee d'Orsay, the Louvre from the river. It is possible to combine a Seine cruise with a tour of the city or a cabaret show. A great evening in Paris.
For 800 years, the city of lights has embellished the Seine river banks, now a spectacular Unesco world heritage sight.
The Seine river in Paris is lined with beautiful quays and crossed by 37 bridges, including Pont Neuf (1607), Passerelle des Arts (1801), Pont Alexandre III (1900). Many famous sights are on the river banks, including Notre Dame Cathedral, the Tour Eiffel, the Louvre, Musee d'Orsay and Palais de Chaillot. Find these sights on the map below.
With so many Paris sights to see from the Seine River, take a Seine river cruise during your next Paris visit. Book
As a starter, you can do the classical one hour Seine cruise with Bateaux Parisiens or Vedettes du Ponf Neuf.
You want your Paris stay to be memorable. Go for the romantic dinner cruise or for the royal Seine night cruise with dinner at Eiffel Tower and Moulin Rouge cabaret. Book
Pariscityvision has many great combined tours including Seine cruise + dinner at Eiffel Tower + Moulin Rouge cabaret, Seine cruise + Paris tour + Eiffel Tower second floor, Seine cruise + Paris tour and lunch + Versailles visit.
Bateaux Parisiens has one hour Seine river cruises boarding near Eiffel Tower.
The most amazing monument you can see on a Seine River cruise is the statue of Liberty. The original Statue of Liberty in New-York City was a gift from France to America in 1886, designed by Auguste Bartholdi and moulded in Paris.
The main replica of the Statue of Liberty is located on the Ile aux Cygnes, an island within the River Seine, right by the Pont de Grenelle bridge. This bronze statue was inaugurated in 1889, yet its creator absolutely hated the fact that it was facing to the east, and therefore turning her back on America, which was not the purpose of the statue, and definitely not the intentions to keep relations between France and America. However, it was only for the Universal exhibition of 1937 when places such as Palais de Chaillot were constructed, that the statue was actually moved to its current position as though it is facing towards America, just as it was first intented.
The Passerelle des Arts across the Seine river is a romantic pedestrian bridge with views over the Ile de la Cite, the Louvre, the Musee d'Orsay and Notre Dame.
If you're aching to tell Paris that you're in love, it might be time to rethink the love lock on the Passerelle. The bridge, which was once smothered in 45 tonnes of padlocks, got a major face lift in 2015 as officials removed the locks and the bridge railings to attach a new "love-lock proof" design.
Passerelle des Arts is on the way of all Seine river cruises.