A Seine cruise is a must for your first trip to Paris, the city of love.

One of the most romantic ways to see some of the city’s most magnificent monuments is to take a ride on one of the most famous ferries, known as Compagnie des Bateaux-Mouches, which cruise the Seine river during day and night.

You’ll be truly amazed at how many sights you can see from a boat ride on the Seine. From the Eiffel Tower and Notre Dame, to the Louvre and the Statue of Liberty. Choose the dinner cruise so you can enjoy a traditional gourmet French dinner, overlooking the most famous sights of Paris.

I chose the Compagnie des Bateaux-Mouches and it was undoubtedly one of the best experiences you can have in Paris. In my opinion, it is not to be missed. Their ships are specially built so you can see the sights no matter where you sit. With a glass roof and windows the Compagnie des Bateaux-Mouches gives you an unobstructed view of the best parts of Paris.

The courses we chose at the cruise

On their website you can find and book your preferred cruise. I chose the “Excellence Dinner Cruise”. The package included a glass of champagne, an appetizer, a main course and a dessert per person, with small appetizers coming to the table first and a cheese plate after the meal (just before dessert).

All the dishes we tried were very tasty and beautiful decorated. For starters we chose the “Scottish salmon with basil focaccia” and the “Open shrimp ravioli”.

For mains we chose the “Duck breast, crushed parsnip with demi glace sauce” and the “Beef tenderloin, potato gratin, mini vegetables, béarnaise”. Finally, for dessert we tried the “Praline mille-feuille” and the “Chocolate dessert and crispy sesame waffle”. 

The route of the Paris cruise

The cruise started from the “Pont de l’Alma” and after crossing the waters under the Alexandre III bridge you continue your ride on the Seine, where you will pass by the most famous spots of Paris.

You will see the Louvre, the D’Orsay Museum, the majestic Palais de Justice, Notre Dame, the Statue of Liberty and of course the majestic Eiffel Tower. 

The cruise I chose took about 2:30 hours.

I may be repeating myself, but trust me it is a unique experience that you absolutely must have if you visit Paris, don’t miss it!

To choose your preferred cruise visit the Compagnie des Bateaux-Mouches website.

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