On our last night with the Paris Beauty Tour…we were treated to an open excursion boat tour down the Seine River in Paris by Bateaux Mouches. Now, if you have never done something like this, it is a boat tour down the river that rides slowly so you can see all the monuments in your path. The tour is a great way for you to get an up close view of everything along the river. The weather was perfect and we all were excited about being able to see everything – ESPECIALLY the Eiffel Tower up close and personal with the lights on.
These boat trips are extremely popular and have an upper open air deck and a lower area that is covered and the cruise lasts about one hour. You can get a lunch or dinner cruise if you prefer – we saw everything (we also passed under the infamous lovers lock bridge too!)
Since the Seine river is is directly in the middle of Paris, the boat tour covers a great deal of the city and nearly all of the monuments. Both the Left Bank (Rive Gauche) and the Right Bank (Rive Droite) are visible from the boat. The cruise up one side and down the other. I would advise to take the tour at night because everything is lit up just perfectly and you can get some great photos as well.
Speaking of the monuments….we passed by the following
- Maison de la Radio
- Palais du Chaillot
- Arc de Triomphe
- Grand Palais
- St. Jacques Tower
- Hotel de Ville
- Hotel de Sens
- Notre Dame
- Palace of Justice
- Institut de France
- Musee d’Orsay
- Museum of the Legion of Honor
- Palais Bourbon
- Eiffel Tower
So if you are planning a trip to Paris and you don’t think you will get to see everything, think again. You can see all of these monuments in one fell swoop!
You can find out about this boat tour by visiting the Bateaux Mouches website.
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