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Bateau le Calife

#20 of 13,882 Restaurants in Paris
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Saint-Germain-des-Pres
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Amarre Port de Saints-Peres | Pont des Arts, 75006 Paris, France
+33 (0)1 43 54 50 04
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8:15 pm - 11:30 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 8:15 pm - 11:30 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Dinner, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
Good for:
Romance
Local cuisine
Special occasions

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Spectacular evening!

We had a beautiful evening cruise up the Seine river. Dinner was quite good, but it's the ambiance and views that make this cruise so memorable. They time the journey perfectly so that you are passing the Eiffel Tower just as it lights up for the evening-- a spectacular site! We booked in advance... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 20, 2015
DJVandyke
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Del Mar, California
Good for:
  • Romance
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
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Del Mar, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015 NEW

We had a beautiful evening cruise up the Seine river. Dinner was quite good, but it's the ambiance and views that make this cruise so memorable. They time the journey perfectly so that you are passing the Eiffel Tower just as it lights up for the evening-- a spectacular site! We booked in advance and paid a deposit for our... More 

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Paris, France
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015 NEW

Everything - from the welcome on board, the food, the wine (and the advice) to the service - quite unforgettable - many thanks to EVERYONE on board the Calife. You made our farewell to Paris quite perfect!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015 NEW

Great trip on the Seine on Bateau le Calife with both excellent food an service and a view to die for! A "must do" on the trip to Paris!

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Barrie, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015 NEW

What better way than to see Paris at night aboard Le Calife. From start to finish....simply amazing. Excellent value. Great food, great friends, great sites, great experience. Loved it!!!! Highly recommend.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015 NEW

Many reviews said they waited for the last day, to take this dinner cruise, and I can see why. IT WAS AMAZING . This dinner, was so good, the ambiance was quite amazing. Staff was very professional, and complete fine dining. Of course the boat stopped just as the Eiffel Tower was lighting up. It was so romantic, we sat... More 

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Leeds
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015 NEW

Booked late so didn't have a table on the top deck but was still amazing to see paris at night. Food was really good and the drinks are priced well. Would do 100% if you go to paris.

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Melbourne
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015 NEW

My husband and I are so glad we experienced this dinner cruise. We decided to book it after reading all the positive reviews and it was absolutely one of our Paris highlights. The food was delicious (salmon tartare and guinea fowl especially) and the views were just wonderful. The boat had a really nice and cosy ambiance with beautiful lights.... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015 NEW

Booked this for a Saturday night dinner cruise for a birthday for 5 people with the Grand Menu. From the moment we got on board to the moment we left, we were stunned. Spectacular food, lovely boat, great service by the waiters and views that you just can't buy. For a special occasion or a night out, you can't beat... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

Had a beautiful cruise on this smaller of the Seine dinner cruise boats. The staff were great and the food good on this dinner cruise. Timed the cruise perfectly to be in front of the Eiffel Tower for the light show.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

We ended our lovely Paris experience with a night on the Seine with this dinner cruise and think it was one of the highlights of our trip. The intimacy of a small boat was much more appealing than the alternatives and the meal was excellent. To arrive at Le Tour Eiffel just in time for the light show was spectacular... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Amarre Port de Saints-Peres | Pont des Arts, 75006 Paris, France
  • Location: Europe  >  France  >  Ile-de-France  >  Paris>  > Saint-Germain-des-Pres
  • Neighborhood: Saint-Germain-des-Pres
  • Phone Number: +33 (0)1 43 54 50 04

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: French

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romance, Local cuisine, Special occasions
Open Hours
Sunday
8:15 pm - 11:30 pm
Monday
8:15 pm - 11:30 pm
Tuesday
8:15 pm - 11:30 pm
Wednesday
8:15 pm - 11:30 pm
Thursday
8:15 pm - 11:30 pm
Friday
8:15 pm - 11:30 pm
Saturday
8:15 pm - 11:30 pm

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Staying in Saint-Germain-des-Pres

Neighborhood Profile
Saint-Germain-des-Pres
In Saint-Germain-des-Prés, life is effortlessly chic and all things are beautiful. The main boulevard is dotted with famed terraced cafés, haut-couture shops, ivy-covered railings and fine-dining restaurants. Antique dealers and art galleries surround the fine art school and small museums hide in unassuming squares. The neighborhood’s namesake church is the oldest in Paris and is the backdrop for talented musicians every weekend. The Luxembourg Gardens house the national senate, splendid lawns and flourishing flower beds. Famous faces and bourgeois Parisians frequent Saint Germain accompanied by the students of Rue Saint Guillaume and Rue des Saints-Pères. This is a neighborhood where afternoon people-watching from a café or playing cards in a brasserie are a key part of the daily fabric.