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“Must do while in Paris”
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Bateaux Parisiens
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Owner description: Bateaux Parisiens offers Cruise Tours, Lunch Cruises and Dinner Cruises.Aboard an entirely glass-encased boat, you'll be in on the secret of the city of lights, the cuisine is meticulously presented, the service is attentive and discreet, your eyes will sparkle as never before... This is a must-do, a cultural and very Parisian experience that is unique and must be shared!
Reviewed July 23, 2013

We like cruises and had heard about Seine river dinner cruises. The review were quite mixed, so again, I didn't know if this would be an expensive mistake. I will say we were extremely impressed all around. The experience is well managed from the moment you step on the gangplank, through the check in and throughout the dining experience. We had a lovely window table, which I would recommend paying extra for and/or paying for the tables at the front of the boat. We chose a cruise that had live music, which truly added to the experience. I was a bit nervous about the potential dinner choices as it is a 3 course meal. However there were choices and the food turned out to be excellent, well prepared and substantial servings. As part of the 3 courses we had a bottle of champagne, white and red wine. It is absolutely a lovely experience, a great way to see some of the Paris sights since the cruise goes by many historic landmarks beginning and ending at the Eiffel Tower. I would highly recommend Bateaux Parisiens.

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Reviewed July 23, 2013

The experience is nice to be cruising down the Seine at Sunset. The food is not good, however. This was a big change from several years ago when the food was terrific. Food was not good and the cheesy photographs and photographer were a big negative distraction.

1  Thank Julie F
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Reviewed July 22, 2013

We purchased the scenic river cruise, not the dinner cruise, and enjoyed the hour cruise. We left from below the Eiffel Tower around 10:30pm, cruised around Île de la Cité and returned an hour later. The lights from the bridges and Paris were beautiful. Phone type speakers gave a narrative in many languages. We sat along the side, but I would recommend sitting in the top chairs so you can see both sides of the Seine. We would go on this cruise again.

Thank NoPlaceLikeHome2
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Reviewed July 22, 2013

We chose the top drawer 9 ish dinner cruise and were not at all disappointed. We were picked up at the hotel, had personal service, excellent food and entertainment at a table for two at the front of the boat, then returned to the hotel.
It is a little pricey but very much worth it.
A must to do in Paris.

Thank snoozer48
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Reviewed July 21, 2013

My family and I where really looking forward to this night and unfortunately we came away feeling a major letdown. We paid extra to have a window table, so our view was great. The problem was the service was mediocre at best, the food was below average, there were very few announcements as to the sights that we were passing and the biggest disappointment was the captain missed out on a great visual of the Eiffel Tour which should have been the highlight of the night. During the summer the Eiffel Tour lights flash at 11:00pm, Midnight and 1:00am. The captain ended our cruise with a turn around maneuver by the Eiffel Tour which gave everyone a great view, but that happened at 10:45pm. We docked shortly after and had a view of the Eiffel Tour from the dock that was obstructed by the walls up to the street. It would have been better to leave 15-minutes late in order to get the light view of the Eiffel Tour. It wasn't like they company didn't know it was going to happen. On top of all of that the outrageous price for what you get makes this a miss on our next trip to Paris.

Thank Simon M
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