Which cruise to choose between the Bateaux Mouches and the Parisian boats ? The Bateaux Mouches leave from the right bank, at the Alma bridge. The Bateaux Parisiens leave from the foot of the Eiffel Tower, on the left bank. The route on the Seine of both companies is identical.
Can we come with a stroller?
Yes, you can take your stroller on board. Scooters are also accepted on board
Should I book a cruise on the Bateaux Mouches?
For the promenade cruise, tickets are neither dated nor time-stamped. There are no reservations. On the other hand, for the lunch and dinner cruisesIt is necessary to reserve a date and a time slot. For information, to benefit from the discounted ratesTickets must be purchased online.
Why the name Bateaux Mouches?
No relation to flies! The Bateaux Mouches are called so, because the 1st boat to have performed walks on the Seinewas called the Old Smee. The Vieux-Mouche was a boat that transported visitors from one site to another during the 1867 Universal Exhibition. This boat was then bought by the Compagnie des Bateaux-Mouches, when in 1949, Jean Bruel created his company to show Paris by river. Visionary because he foresees the development of mass tourism in the future, Jean Bruel wants to make the Bateaux Mouches an attraction that allows tourists to admire Paris from the Seine by day and by night