Seine River Cruises
Visit Paris on a péniche cruise!
Paris was founded on an island in the middle of the River Seine – the Ile de la Cité. The River Seine has served ever since as the setting for most of its Paris’ iconic landmarks. A boat cruise on the River Seine is the ideal way to get an overview of the French capital.
A daytime river cruise puts the spotlight on Paris history as you pass in review its key monuments: Notre-Dame Cathedral, the Louvre Palace (now the world’s largest museum), the Conciergerie, the French Mint, the Palais Mazarin (home to the French Academy), the Palais de Salm (headquarters for the French Legion of Honor), the Orsay Museum, the Tuileries Gardens, the Palais Bourbon (home to the Assemblée Nationale, the lower house of French Parliament), Place de la Concorde, Pont Alexandre III, the Grand Palais and the Petit Palais, the Invalides (Tomb of Napoleon I), the Eiffel Tower, and the Statue of Liberty (facing its namesake in New York Harbor), to name but a few!
In the evening, your cruise boat passes under its countless bridges, these monuments light up and cast their reflections on the River Seine along with scores of street lamps that stand like sentinels along its embankments as you head in the direction of the shimmering illuminations of the Eiffel Tower. The City of Lights offers you one of life’s most magical moments!