The ideal cruise for 6 - 11 year olds
New formula from July 15, 2023
Reduced rate tickets for 2 or more tickets purchased (child or adult)
Vedettes family cruise

From : 9€ 8,50€ VAT INCLUDED

Strong points

  • This cruise is specially designed for children . Led by tour guides specializing in young visitors, this cruise on the Seine is for families only
  • Children learn and adults enjoy the SeineParis and its emblematic monuments throughout the cruise
  • Your kids will learn all there is to know about the capital, and earn their captain's diploma!
  • Very convenient for those who also come to visit the Iron Lady, the departure is at the foot of the Eiffel Tower
  • Cruise ships are small (max. 250 people). They welcome mostly individuals, families and almost no groups.

The Vedettes de Paris Family Cruise

  • The cruise lasts 1 hour and is animated by a speaker specialized in Paris
  • The tour guide is there for the children.
  • The young audience will have to respond to riddles and historical questions on-board guides to the historic monuments along the banks of the Seine. Cheating is allowed! Parents can whisper the answers to their children!
  • The Captain's diploma can be collected from the store at the end of your cruise.
  • Each boat passes in front of the Grand Palais, the Place de la Concorde and the National Assembly, the Musée d'Orsay, the Louvre museum, conciergefrom the City Hall to Notre Dame, the Île de la Cité and the Île Saint-Louis. The U-turn takes place at the Institute of the Arab World.
  • The boats are all equipped withan open wooden bridge for the beautiful days
  • The cruise is guided in bilingual French and English.

A catering service on board if you are hungry

Catering packages that can be consumed on the boat. You can pre-purchase these packages online when you book your tickets.

  • La Pause Gourmande A pancake or a chocolate chip cookie with a hot or cold drink. To be collected directly from the bar on board the boat.
  • The Parisian Picnic A seasonal sandwich + an old fashioned macaroon + a soft drink. To be collected at the Café des Vedettes kiosk before boarding.
  • The glass of champagne Brut, White or Rosé. To be picked up directly at the bar on board the boat.

Vedettes de Paris Schedule

  • Out of school vacations Wednesday at 3:30 pm + weekends at 11 am and 3:30 pm
  • School holidays Monday to Friday at 3:30 pm and Saturdays and Sundays at 11 am and 3:30 pm
  • ATTENTION: during busy tourist periods, it is advisable to arrive 30 minutes before departure.

    Vedette de Paris Rate

    Discounted tickets for 2 or more children's tickets or 2 or more adult tickets purchased

    Useful information

    • Place of departure and return At the foot of the Eiffel Tower, Suffren port located between Bir Hakeim and the Champ de Mars (Vedettes de Paris pontoon)
    • duration 1 hour (the route is a loop)
    • Tickets are dated and time stamped
    • E-tickets Skip-the-line received on your smartphone, to be scanned at the boarding gate. There is no need to print your ticket. No check-in or waiting at the ticket counter
    • Comments in French and English
    • Tickets are non-refundable
    • If needed, Contact us by email

    Find the list of our reviews

    Star Star Star Star Star - Great activity
    Written by AURELIE F., on 19-09-2023

    A highly entertaining tour, perfectly suited to young and old alike. The commentaries encourage observation and take the form of quizzes with simple, relevant historical explanations. A must for children!

    Star Star Star Star Star - A pleasant cruise
    Written by Marion BOURGEAIS, on 13-09-2023

    I took this cruise as a family, a first for us. I was surprised by the number of adults without children, when I thought I'd booked a cruise with commentary for children. But in fact, even though it's sold that way, it's not really the case. The cruise is commented, of course. But the size of the boat means that the guide, though very interesting, is not necessarily audible all the time by the whole boat. And his comments are not aimed at children. He talks fast, and gives a lot of information. I enjoyed the cruise, but it's by no means aimed at young people, despite what's noted in the description of the service.

    Star Star Star Star Star - interesting activity
    Written by FRANCOISE DUSSERRE, 08-09-2023

    What I didn't like, and what my 9-year-old grandson didn't like, was that the animation was barely audible in the covered part of the boat...it was only audible at the front of the boat. No difficulty for the reservation and during the activity; however, it is essential that the animator be heard throughout the boat. I would recommend this activity to anyone accompanying children up to the age of 12.

    Star Star Star Star Star - Not bad
    Written by aurelie delorme, 08-09-2023

    Friendly

    Star Star Star Star Star - Ideal family outing
    Written by Christian Chedru, 03-09-2023

    Ideal for a family outing with commentary on all the different monuments

    Star Star Star Star Star - Given the weather conditions, the experience was very average. We should be able to get a refund in case of rain.
    Written by Christine Croizat , 02-09-2023

    Yes, when the weather's nice, otherwise it's not so good.

    Star Star Star Star Star - Superb cruise!
    Written by Natacha SKUTECKI, 02-09-2023

    A really fun activity, and both children and parents were delighted! The guide was great, and the anecdotes about Paris were interesting and appropriate for the children, who were able to participate throughout the cruise!

    Star Star Star Star Star - A beautiful cruise that could make our grandson want to know more about Paris, the Seine and history. Vive la visite avec une vraie guide !!!
    Written by Martine L, 02-09-2023

    I recommend this cruise

    Star Star Star Star Star - A truly child-friendly experience
    Written by Béatrice Ba, 01-09-2023

    Very pleasant, with a great crew: in particular, guide Manon, who gives a lively talk peppered with riddles, and Céleste, who hands out a beautiful diploma to each child at the end of the tour! Nb: bring warm clothing

    Star Star Star Star Star - Great family time
    Written by pauline Houdry, 01-09-2023

    Simply brilliant. Accessible for children and even parents can learn things. No false notes and the instructor was very friendly. The little diploma at the end of the cruise is the icing on the cake.

    Star Star Star Star Star - Very good
    Written by Lamine Florent DIAITE, 31-08-2023

    I liked the guide's comments, the size of the speedboat was really good. Thank you

    Star Star Star Star Star - Not to be missed
    Written by ANTOINETTE , 31-08-2023

    We had a superb family cruise with Manon as our guide. Exceptional in her explanations, her questions and her approach to children. No dead time. Easy booking via internet and very clear website.

    Star Star Star Star Star - Good for the whole family
    Written by Elise Antomori, 26-08-2023

    Great guide! Cruise suitable for children and adults alike. Everyone discovers and learns! No problem booking online. Would recommend.

    Star Star Star Star Star - A well-run tour accessible to all
    Written by Marina Amer ouali, 26-08-2023

    The tour leader (Manon) is friendly, pleasant and cheerful. She speaks to children and adults alike, and the presentation is interactive. We learned a few anecdotes, and that's always enriching. Seating for all. Good advice to come 30 minutes early. One small downside for the "gourmet break": the packaged cookies on offer looked "old", and crumbled as soon as the bag was opened, which meant that most of my children didn't eat them (I should have taken crêpes). Too bad.

    Star Star Star Star Star - A great way to discover the monuments of Paris, with funny stories to keep children interested. Good experience and very good guide.
    Written by Catherine TROUVAT , 26-08-2023

    I recommend 100%

    Star Star Star Star Star - Great fun! Kids and adults delighted! Great guide!
    Written by Karine Dupleix , 25-08-2023

    Great fun! Kids and adults delighted! Great guide!

    Star Star Star Star Star - Great
    Written by lucile nicolas, 25-08-2023

    Friendly, attentive guide! The mix of languages makes for a very dense discussion But very good!

    Star Star Star Star Star - Nice walk
    Written by Céline Gachet, 24-08-2023

    A little fast

    Star Star Star Star Star - Nice but...
    Written by Claude Le Huu Nho, 24-08-2023

    The walk was fun, and the questions about Paris asked of the participants were good, neither too difficult nor too easy, but we couldn't hear very well and the comedian stayed downstairs all the time: very frustrating for us, who were sitting upstairs and couldn't take part!

    Star Star Star Star Star - Quality-price
    Written by Lilya, 21-08-2023

    Reduced price via the familinparis website, which is not insignificant when you're a large family, and no waiting line at the cash desk. Pleasant tour. A word of advice: come 1/2 hour beforehand to be able to choose your seat and with a full stomach so as not to exceed your budget. The site is well detailed, so there are no nasty surprises.

    Star Star Star Star Star - Expensive, but great family time
    Written by Christopher DEGALLAIX, 19-08-2023

    What I liked: interesting for both children and parents What I didn't like: the service and drinks at the bar were expensive, little shade despite the hot weather

    Star Star Star Star Star - Waiting, too many people but interesting
    Written by C P, 18-08-2023

    Waiting, too many people, but interesting. It's high season all right, but then they put more boats on. That said, the hostess knows her subject well and was very nice.

    Reply from FamilinParis
    Written by the Familin'Paris team

    Les Vedettes is indeed a victim of its own success with this family cruise, and what's more, due to bad luck, one boat is currently out of service. Les Vedettes are aware of the problem, and are now trying to screen participants to give priority to families.

    Star Star Star Star Star - The perfect guide
    Written by Christian Prugnit, 14-08-2023

    Very pleasant and professional guide

    Star Star Star Star Star - As advertised and service was above the mark!
    Written by Cheryl Power-dingwall, 11-08-2023

    The service was amazing, accommodating and very responsive and the detail was accurate.

    Star Star Star Star Star - Cruise missed despite our arrival more than 15 minutes before departure
    Written by Caro Mathieu , 10-08-2023

    The boat left full of tourists who hadn't booked the special children's cruise 15 minutes ahead of schedule ... we were in the queue and no one warned us ... we were able to get on the next boat but it wasn't what we'd booked, so we were very, very disappointed ... what's the point of booking a schedule if the boat doesn't take it into account? Very clear lack of organization on the part of the boat and its employees.

    Reply from FamilinParis
    Written by the Familin'Paris team

    Hello, Madam, We have taken your comment into account and Vedettes de Paris will contact you shortly.

    Star Star Star Star Star - Great!
    Written by Diane ini, 10-08-2023

    Easy booking, pleasant commentator

    Star Star Star Star Star - Very good!
    Written by Agathe DE GROMARD, 10-08-2023

    Very suitable for adults and children aged 8

    Star Star Star Star Star - Great cruise for kids
    Written by Adelle Lafourcade, 10-08-2023

    I highly recommend the cruise for children. Manon, the guide, is great and the kids learn while having fun and admiring the monuments. With the little captain's diploma at the end, it's a great souvenir for the kids!

    Star Star Star Star Star - Fortunately, the crossing was pleasant, albeit a little sunny (provide a roof).
    Written by Claire Pingard , 10-08-2023

    We did not find the boat easily, the companies did not recognize our tickets.

    Star Star Star Star Star - Nice
    Written by Rachelle Ramassamy, 09-08-2023

    The guide explained things well. The sound was clear wherever you were in the boat. A quiet, pleasant visit. The only downside was that the boat left earlier than the time shown on the ticket. About 30 minutes earlier. As a result, we couldn't take the children's tour. Fortunately, we were offered the next one without any problem.

    Reply from FamilinParis
    Written by the Familin'Paris team

    Hello, There must have been a misunderstanding about the timetable, as the boats always leave at the advertised time. Fortunately, your cruise went well in the end.

    Star Star Star Star Star - Bad experience
    Written by MG, 07-08-2023

    We bought a family cruise. We arrived 20 minutes early and when we got on the boat, we were informed that for security reasons there were no more places available. The rain has been here for several days, it's a shame to sell more tickets than places.

    Reply from FamilinParis
    Written by the Familin'Paris team

    Hello, Madam, We have taken your comment into account and Vedettes de Paris will contact you shortly.

    Star Star Star Star Star - Very informative and fun quiz
    Written by Jeannine PRECHEUR, 06-08-2023

    Well-organized, fun activity

    Star Star Star Star Star - Disappointment
    Written by Annie Raisslé, 06-08-2023

    This cruise is marketed as being for children, which is not at all the case. Our 6-year-old daughter was bored. What's more, we had taken the "gourmet break" option, and there were no crepes left.

    Reply from FamilinParis
    Written by the Familin'Paris team

    Hello, Madam, We have taken your comment into account and Vedettes de Paris will contact you shortly.

    Star Star Star Star Star - Disappointing
    Written by Mélinda MORTIER, 05-08-2023

    Because of the bad weather, all the participants were inside the boats, which caused a high volume of noise. The few comments were mostly in English even though we are a French family. I would not recommend

    Star Star Star Star Star - Disappointed by the business
    Written by Marie Pazos, 05-08-2023

    Madame monsieur, This activity was originally intended for families, especially children. Bad sound, not easy for children to understand or hear It would have been nicer to get all the children together, so they could pay more attention and concentrate more on themselves! During the cruise, children were running, singing, moving. I totally understand that it wasn't a day-care center, but the little ones need more attention. Personally, I wouldn't recommend this activity to anyone around me. Marie Pazos

    Reply from FamilinParis
    Written by the Familin'Paris team

    Hello, Madam, We have taken your comment into account and Vedettes de Paris will contact you shortly.

    Star Star Star Star Star - Not necessarily suitable for children
    Written by SandrineL, 04-08-2023

    I found that it wasn't necessarily very fun or suitable for children.

    Reply from FamilinParis
    Written by the Familin'Paris team

    Hello, Madam, We have taken your comment into account and Vedettes de Paris will contact you shortly.

    Star Star Star Star Star - very average
    Written by marie jose bardot, 04-08-2023

    the host speaks a lot in English and very little in French, and the sound is very bad so you can't understand much.

    Star Star Star Star Star - The whole family enjoyed
    Written by Lenita, 03-08-2023

    A friendly, interesting guide who spoke English and French. Catering area. We started the tour on the bridge and ended up inside due to the weather. We had a great time. (Couple with 2 boys aged 8 and 10)

    Star Star Star Star Star - A pleasant experience, but unfortunately not very audible
    Written by Domi, 01-08-2023

    Headphones should be provided, as passengers' conversations drown out the guide's voice.

    Star Star Star Star Star - A great time on the Seine
    Written by Eric BOURGOIN, 31-07-2023

    Good cruise, friendly and efficient welcome. The boat is big enough to accommodate everyone. The guided tour was very interesting and participative. A cruise to be recommended.

    Star Star Star Star Star - Disappointed by the company but magnificent ride
    Written by madeleine tchienehom, 27-07-2023

    I was very disappointed because we arrived quite early and there were too many people in the boat and just arrived in front of us the company decided to refund us or take the next boat with comments not suitable for young people.

    Reply from FamilinParis
    Written by the Familin'Paris team

    Hello, Madam, We have taken your comment into account and Vedettes de Paris will contact you shortly.

    Star Star Star Star Star - Competent and attentive!
    Written by BERANGERE POMARAT, on 25-07-2023

    Having had to cancel our February cruise for health reasons, the people we spoke to at the Paris motorboats were very understanding and accommodating, and had no problem postponing our cruise on the Seine. The cruise therefore took place on July 19, hosted by a very friendly and competent speaker who seems to love his job. Special mention to the young girls scanning the tickets, who were very smiling and pleasant. All in all, a great family time. Many thanks to you all!

    Star Star Star Star Star - Medium
    Written by frederique ttz, on 23-07-2023

    The explanations were not adapted to children ... at the back we could hear nothing, know the strange, disrespectful who spoke louder than the guide. A little disappointed

    Reply from FamilinParis
    Written by the Familin'Paris team

    Hello, Madam, We have taken your comment into account and Vedettes de Paris will contact you shortly.

    Star Star Star Star Star - Little animation
    Written by Konstantinos PAPANTONIOU, 23-07-2023

    We were expecting more animation

    Reply from FamilinParis
    Written by the Familin'Paris team

    Hello, Madam, We have taken your comment into account and Vedettes de Paris will contact you shortly.

    Star Star Star Star Star - Disappointed, cruise planned for supposedly children!
    Written by Aline CLEMENT, 22-07-2023

    I was a little disappointed, having chosen this cruise with my 6-year-old grandson, which was supposedly designed for children, but there was nothing specific for them. The guide said at the end that each child deserves a captain's diploma, but we didn't see anything. I could have chosen a less expensive classic cruise. What's more, there was no way to find the departure point at the foot of the Eiffel Tower.

    Reply from FamilinParis
    Written by the Familin'Paris team

    Hello, Madam, We have taken your comment into account and Vedettes de Paris will contact you.

    Star Star Star Star Star - Ok
    Written by JUDITH Maechler, 22-07-2023

    A little expensive for what it is, but a pleasant ride all the same.

    Star Star Star Star Star - At the top!
    Written by Stéphanie , on 19-07-2023

    Great! I recommend it.

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