Discover Paris' most beautiful monuments on foot and by boat, with Batobus

Published by Margot de Sortiraparis · Photos by My de Sortiraparis · Published on October 29th, 2023 at 12:20 p.m.
In Paris, there's no need to introduce you to the famous bateaux mouches, named after the district where the first models were built, in the city of Lyon. For a cruise, a romantic dinner or a night out, it's always a real pleasure to be able to observe Paris from its most beautiful avenue: the Seine. Batobus, a Paris-based company, has reinvented the concept of these cruises to enable the general public to discover Paris on foot and by boat.

The idea is simple: with the Batobus tour, you can take the boat just as you would the metro. Obviously, the ticket is a little more expensive, but the big advantage is that the view is breathtaking, the ride is pleasant and, above all, you'll avoid rush hour and crowded metro trains during your visit to the capital. And that, after all, is priceless (Parisian's word).

Board at the Eiffel Tower, the Louvre or Notre-Dame-de-Paris, and get off at the stop you want, when you want! In all, the Batobus circuit includes nine stops: Jardin des Plantes,Hôtel de Ville, Place de la Concorde, Eiffel Tower, Musée d'Orsay and Notre-Dame-de-Paris Cathedral. Throughout the day, the boats run at regular times (from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. or 11 a.m. to 7 p.m., depending on the time of year): with a day pass, the number of trips is unlimited.

So you can take a trip to Notre-Dame Cathedral, then hop back on board for a stopover at the Eiffel Tower, walk to the Musée d'Orsay, then hop back on the Batobus to discover the Jardin des Plantes... The possibilities are endless, and not only does this allow you to visit the most emblematic Parisian monuments, but above all, it gives you even greater flexibility during your stay in the capital.

The price is €20 per adult, €10 per child aged 3 to 15, and children under 3 don't pay! If you're visiting the capital for a weekend and want to make the Batobus your preferred means of transport, consider the 2-day pass, which is even more economical than the day pass!

Practical information

Moins de 3 ans: Free
Enfant (3-15 ans, pass 1 jour): €10
Enfant 3-15 ans (pass 2 jours) : €13
Adulte (pass 1 jour): €20
Adulte (pass 2 jours): €23

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