After mooring for months, without Parisian or tourist on board, Batobus and Bateaux Parisiens lines will be able to set sail on the Seine again starting July 1, 2020. The news has been announced by Arnaud Daniel, deputy director general of both Batobus and Bateaux Parisiens companies.
Unfortunately, this will be a difficult start as there are much fewer tourists than usual at the same time of the year. As France Bleu says, the boat carry about four million passengers every year, and over the half (60%) of them are tourists from abroad.
So, to attract new clients, Batobus and Bateaux Parisiens shuttles have decided to set up new packages, such as this cruise-champagne for the aperitif, or this “boat-restaurant providing from July 7 regional burgers from Corsica, Brittany, or Occitanie” Arnaud Daniel told France Bleu.
New as well? Boats are free all July long for all children under 12 years old accompanied by an adult.
Last but not least, because of the current situation, please note that Batobus and Bateaux Parisiens companies have implemented a strict health protocol planning to cut off by half the number of passengers on each boat. And facemasks are mandatory.
Dates and Opening Time
Starts 1 July 2020