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Bateau le Calife

Amarre Port de Saints-Peres | Pont des Arts, 75006 Paris, France
+33 (0)1 43 54 50 04
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Ranked #28 of 12,539 restaurants in Paris
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: French
Good for: Romance, Local cuisine, Special occasions
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
Restaurant details
Good for: Romance, Local cuisine, Special occasions
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
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English first
Senior Contributor
41 reviews 41 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

After a walk by the seine I happened to come upon the sign for this boat right near the bridge with all the locks on it - one up from Pont Neuf. After checking the reviews of tripadvisor bikes and am so glad we did. A wonderful evening that didn't feel like a tourist trap but a genuine evening out... More

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Florida
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15 reviews 15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

Good: food was good and the price is reasonable Bad: service was spotty, but this is France, so one needs to lower their expectations There is no narration, so you may have no idea what you are looking at Note to servers: offer to take a picture of your patrons like other companies do. Ugly: Do NOT take this tour... More

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Baltimore, Maryland
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26 reviews 26 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

This two-hour cruise was the first I've done on the Seine, so I can't compare to other cruises. It starts during daylight as you cruise up river for a while, watching the buildings, bridges, and many people who've come to picnic on the banks. As it gets darker, you see the sights light up. Near the end you get a... More

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Saint Simons Island, Georgia
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91 reviews 91 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

The food was good, and the views are spectacular. We really enjoyed our anniversary dinner on the Calife!

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Calgary, Canada
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7 reviews 7 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

My friend and I booked the dinner cruise for our last night in Paris. It was the perfect ending to our time there. We opted for the cheaper dinner menu and found the food to be very good and worth the price. We both left feeling very satisfied. One of the best meals on our trip. The boat was pretty... More

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Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

The boat was quite charming and the food was great! We ordered the cheaper option and it was delicious. I wouldn't do the more expensive option. Beautiful views of Paris. Wonderful ambiance. Make sure you have a table on the terrace, not by the bar.

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Canberra, Australia
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66 reviews 66 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

Before you book one of the more popular tourist boats on The Seine, take a look at this offering. The experience was a celebration of two birthdays and an engagement for four people, and did not disappoint. The food was as good as any we have had in Paris, and the menu choices were varied enough to be interesting. We... More

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melbourne
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

Whilst I expected that an evening spent cruising the Seine would be enjoyable, I was also prepared to accept that the quality of the food served might not be all that wonderful. Quite the contrary the dinner provided on Le Calife was as good as I have experienced in Paris in other than the very top restaurants which makes this... More

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Henley-on-Thames, United Kingdom
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35 reviews 35 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

I have been on the normal tourist boats on the seine which were fantastic but this really topped it. The staff were so polite, helpful and attentive. The food was by no means compromised by way of it being cooked on a boat as is usually the case - it was easily able to compete with the better Parisian restaurants.... More

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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18 reviews 18 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

A very good two hour cruise accompanied with good food and wine. My wife's a vegetarian, and they had a lot of vegetarian options - always a good thing. A great way to see Paris by night with your significant other.

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