Departure at the foot of the Eiffel Tower
Optional: The Incollables® booklet for 7/12 year olds
cruise on the Seine with the Bateaux Parisiens

From : 9€ 7,50€ VAT INCLUDED

Strong points

  • Discounted tickets
  • An audio commentary especially for children 8 to 12 years old
  • Tickets are undated and valid for 6 months from the date of purchase
  • You can use your ticket on the cruise of your choice, without reservation.
  • The boats are air-conditioned

Bateaux-Parisiens Route

  • The Promenade cruise route during the day and evening allows to admire the Grand Palais, the Place de la Concorde and the National Assembly, the Musée d'Orsay, the Louvre, conciergewalk from the Hôtel de Ville to Notre Dame. Turn around at the Institut du Monde Arabe
  • The route is a loop return to the starting point (Port de la Bourdonnaisat the foot of Eiffel Tower)
  • The boats (about 300 seats) are equipped open deck for sunny days. When it is cool or raining, the lower part of the boat (120 seats) is covered, totally glazed and heated when it is cold
  • Audio commentaries are in several languages
  • Optional : a booklet Les Incollables® for 7/12 year olds

Bateaux-Parisiens Schedules

  • April 7 to August 26: a departure approximately every half hour between 10am and 11pm
  • Until April 6th 10:00 a.m. (weekends only) 10:30 a.m., 11:15 a.m., 12:00 p.m., 12:30 p.m., 1:30 p.m., 2:00 p.m., 2:30 p.m., 3:00 p.m.
  • Show up about 20 minutes before departure

Bateaux Parisiens Rate

  • Reduced rate (from 7.50€)
  • Free for children under 4

Useful information

  • duration : 1 hour
  • Departure and return Port de la Bourdonnais, at the foot of the Eiffel Tower
  • The boats are air-conditioned
  • Flexible tickets (not dated, not time stamped), valid for 6 months
  • If needed, Contact us by email

The Incollables® cruise (for children aged 7 to 11)

  • For children from 7 to 11 years oldBateaux Parisiens has set up a partnership with Les Incollables®.
  • They created together a Les Incollables® fan "The Seine and its secrets".
  • Les Incollables® "The Seine and its secrets" is composed of 7 cards with 36 questions/answers about Paris and the Seine. Children will discover Paris and its monuments with their eyes: the Grand Palais, the Place de la Concorde and the National Assembly, the Musée d'Orsay, the Louvre, the Conciergerie, the Hôtel de Ville and Notre Dame...
  • They will learn even more with the Quizzes of their Incollable®. They will play, think, test themselves...
  • Where can I get the Incollables® fan? Parents must present their ticket at the ticket office (even if they already have their tickets). The ticket office is now located on the quay, in front of the Bistro Parisien (pontoon 2).
  • Incollable® rate: 3.50€ to be added to the price of the child ticket

Find the list of our reviews

Star Star Star Star Star - Walking cruise
Written by Claudie Roquefort, 22-09-2023

An hour's walk.

Star Star Star Star Star - Parisian boat cruise
Written by Raymond Medioni , 09-09-2023

Very bad experience Overbooked boat No comments during the cruise Unpleasant staff Would not recommend

Star Star Star Star Star - fine but...
Written by Pascale DE RUDDER, 24-08-2023

The comments given by the guide were very succinct. It was a pity to have to queue just to pick up the Incollables booklet when I already had my tickets. Otherwise I deplore the stupidity of the people who shout like idiots under the bridges despite the guide's insistent request not to shout!!!!

Star Star Star Star Star - too many people
Written by Fabrice dami, 24-08-2023

far too many people. Waiting at least 45 to 60 minutes with no guarantee of getting on the next boat, in very hot weather with 2 small children, I gave up! You offer many activities that are not part of mass tourism, which is great. Perhaps this activity should be removed from your catalog?

Star Star Star Star Star - Parisian boats
Written by Antonietta Schurmann, 04-04-2023

Too many people on the boat, explanations not very audible, moreover I could not have the book "les incollable", too many people at the cash registers.

Star Star Star Star Star - Medium
Written by Marcel QUINOT, on 11-03-2023

No commentary throughout the course. The initiation games for the children, not very playful.

Star Star Star Star Star - Very good
Written by Hanane Halloumi , on 25-02-2023

Excursion to do with family or with two

Star Star Star Star Star - Cruise on the Seine
Written by Emmanuel CENCIAI, on 23-02-2023

To do, the cruise on the Seine allows to see Paris under another angle. Small drawback: the wait (more than 1h30!! fortunately the weather was good) and too bad we had taken the supplement "les Incollables" for our children but did not see the color...

Reply from FamilinParis
Written by the Familin'Paris team

Hello, Attention, you have to take the Incollables out of the cash register The Familin'Paris Team

Star Star Star Star Star - Parisian boat
Written by Eloise Siret, on 26-12-2022


Star Star Star Star Star - Beautiful cruise
Written by Marie WILLOCQ, on 30-11-2022

Pleasant stroll on the Seine, to discover the main monuments of Paris, accompanied by an audio in the form of a dialogue. Possibility to go outside to take pictures.

Star Star Star Star Star - Great
Written by Myriam RICHOL, on 25-11-2022

Very pleasant, the comments were interesting and relevant. The team during the waiting time was very friendly. In short, a great family outing.

Star Star Star Star Star - We have to go!
Written by Danielle Gauvreau, 21-11-2022

Superb explanatory cruise It's really worth it!

Star Star Star Star Star - Always nice!
Written by Annie SOENEN, on 17-11-2022

It's a pleasure, this cruise on the Seine and my 8 years old niece was happy to learn a lot of things about the capital she was visiting for the first time! To do and do again...

Star Star Star Star Star -  
Written by Anne-Sophie joskin, on 16-11-2022

Star Star Star Star Star - Walking cruise
Written by Francine VIEHE, 14-11-2022

Lots of people, comments on the audio-guides out of sync with the visible monuments, live comments from a member of the crew (due to a breakdown) that interfered with the understanding of the audio-guides.

Star Star Star Star Star - ..
Written by Nicolas Delzant, on 10-11-2022

Impossible to connect to the site to have the comments

Star Star Star Star Star - The untold stories October 26
Written by veronique MABY, 06-11-2022

This cruise was presented as a family kit cruise, therefore intended for children, but I found the comments uninteresting and more than limited. I was with two of my grandchildren, 9 and 10 years old, and fortunately I know this part of Paris well, which allowed me to give them some explanations, otherwise, except that the cruise is very pleasant despite a very crowded boat, it has no cultural interest and has no link with the "incollables"! I was very disappointed. Nothing to do with one I did three years ago with another company for children of this age and very instructive.

Star Star Star Star Star - Cruise
Written by Elise CLERC-BARNABÉ, 01-11-2022

It's a pity that the cruise is not commented when we are on the floor.

Star Star Star Star Star - Walking cruise
Written by Tereza Diogo, on 14-10-2022

We sat in the front of the boat in the outside part, the walk would have been more pleasant if disrespectful people had not hidden the view by standing in the front of the boat and hiding the view all along the cruise, impossible to see and take pictures even if you ask them please, these people did not move, it's disrespectful and it spoiled the walk for many people

Star Star Star Star Star - Walking cruise
Written by Jacqueline Acker Muller , 31-08-2022

Too bad that out of 8 audio guides only 2 worked and that to get the comments on the bridge, you have to connect with the smartphone

Star Star Star Star Star - Very good reception
Written by Antoine COQUAND, on 27-08-2022

With a person in a wheelchair we were very well received and accompanied during the trip!

Star Star Star Star Star - Stroll on the Seine
Written by Anne-Laurence PETIT, on 23-08-2022

It was super hot. Going on the upper deck is very interesting when you want to take pictures. The guide quotes the monuments, bridges and buildings etc... The idea of the audioguide on the cell phones is great because it allows to deepen in History what we see. To do!

Star Star Star Star Star - Cruise ship
Written by Mariam Lahoual, on 21-08-2022


Star Star Star Star Star - Parisian boat cruise
Written by Sophie Louvel, on 17-08-2022

Great time spent with family. Very nice staff, no waiting (Sunday morning at 11am). Nice ride

Star Star Star Star Star - Cruise
Written by Alice GILARDEAU, on 29-07-2022

Very nice cruise especially at night but I paid 3 Euros to have the game with the "incollables" for my daughter during the cruise but nobody knew what I was talking about when we embarked so 3 Euros lost... it's not very serious...

Star Star Star Star Star - Mixed
Written by Aude BESSON, on 29-07-2022

I took the tickets in order not to queue on the spot. Except that at the boarding, I was told that I had to go through the cashier. After 45 minutes of waiting (in the sun) at the cash desk, I was told that my tickets were valid...

Star Star Star Star Star - Walking cruise
Written by Francoise Depoid, on 19-07-2022

I deplore the near deletion of comments. The requirement to use a phone to get information sucks. Thanks for getting back to the human touch! Not at all satisfied.

Star Star Star Star Star - Nice walk!
Written by Marie Michèle Tisseur, on 14-07-2022

Very good, expectation quite correct.

Star Star Star Star Star - Excellent trip on a very beautiful boat.
Written by Thibishan Srivasanthan, on 11-07-2022

An activity to do I recommend

Star Star Star Star Star - Parisian boat
Written by Dior Diatta, on 05-06-2022

Nice experience

Star Star Star Star Star - the walking cruise
Written by Florence Duarte, on 22-05-2022

Very well

Star Star Star Star Star - Fly boat
Written by Christine Duplouy, on 20-05-2022

I found the comments on the monuments a little light, especially in front of the concierge desk, no announcement, a real shame

Star Star Star Star Star - Walking cruise
Written by Claudine Baldeyrou, on 17-05-2022

Very long waiting time No explanations along the way I had bought the children's booklet and never got it. Absolutely not recommended!

Star Star Star Star Star - Great guide!
Written by Marie SERRE, on 14-05-2022

Our guide was super nice and very kind to answer the children's questions!

Star Star Star Star Star - Family cruise
Written by ANNICK HAUTEFORT, on 14-05-2022

Good tour, interesting comments. To be recommended

Star Star Star Star Star - Fly boat
Written by marion fonvieille, on 28-04-2022

Super nice because good weather and arrival in the first so nice places at the top

Star Star Star Star Star - Parisian boats: the promenade cruise
Written by Thierry Trossel, on 13-04-2022

Activity done at the beginning of December around 18:00 with 2 children of 10 years old. Really not to make in these conditions: long waiting under the wind and the rain, we do not see much of night since the inside of boats, the audiophones do not function all... in short, we were impatient to arrive, we were bored. It's a pity, we had a lot of hope on this walk since it was the first day of our first stay in Paris. It is not impossible that we do not try again a walk on the Seine, but of day and with sun.

Star Star Star Star Star - Magical!
Written by annelaure francillette, on 22-02-2022

It was really a great ride. The children were amazed! The return trip was done at night, which gave us another perspective. On the other hand very limited explanations. Take your cell phone to know in front of which building you are passing.

Star Star Star Star Star - River tour
Written by Martine .bardon, on 02-02-2022

It's a pity to have programmed this walk in winter! To be done again in the nice season

Star Star Star Star Star - Fly boat
Written by pauline deloubriere, on 16-01-2022

Very well organized, we shared a good time as a family, reserved the seats before practical and simple

Star Star Star Star Star - Paris by night
Written by AUDREY MARKEY on 16-01-2022

Small tour on the Seine in the late afternoon to admire the illuminations during the holidays. Very good time with the family. View on the beautiful monuments of Paris, explanations all along the navigation. We loved it.

Star Star Star Star Star - cruise with 2 children
Written by Bernadette Degove, 16-01-2022

The children were very happy with their cruise despite the cold weather.

Star Star Star Star Star - Especially good for the view
Written by Jean-marc Sobral , 05-11-2020

Very nice tour in the heart of Paris. On the other hand for the audio guide can do better, not in phase with the place where the boat is and the explanations on the monuments are not of a good level : Too bad

Star Star Star Star Star - Very nice
Written by Annick Wargnez , 13-08-2020

Of course.

Star Star Star Star Star - What a disappointment!
Written by Sophie Martin, 13-08-2020

More than 1h30 of waiting before the arrival of the boat to finally be told that it was not the right dock and of course nobody on the spot to ask for information! I strongly advise against it, it's so much easier with the riverboats...

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