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“Beautiful Seine River Tour - Delicious Dinner”
Review of Bateau le Calife

Bateau le Calife
Ranked #15 of 17,863 Restaurants in Paris
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: French
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Good for: Local cuisine, Special occasions, Romantic
Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Late Night, Delivery, Reservations
Reviewed July 30, 2014

We weren't really sure what to expect from a dinner cruise since often they can be cheesy with mediocre food. But given the positive reviews we read, we decided to book the dinner and it turned out to be one of the highlights of our time in Paris. First, the dinner was delicious, the wine was superb and the service was very good and attentive. This was all capped off with the beauty of Paris as the sun begins to set - Notre Dame, Ille St. Louis, Le Conciergerie and the boat company times it so that the Eiffel Tower lights up when you cruise by. All in all, this was a lovely tour that we'd recommend to anyone.

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Thank Michelle C
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Reviewed July 30, 2014

My friend and I were in Paris to celebrate our 30th birthday. We had a great time and the food was excellent. This boat is actually cheaper than most of the other ones, smaller and more intimate, and they are restaurant first and a boating company second. The service was fast, efficient and friendly. They time the twinkling Eiffel tower perfectly and take you to all of the attracted you can see on the river. I would definitely recommend this to anyone who is visiting Paris! It's definitely worth the money!

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1  Thank Chiddena
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Reviewed July 28, 2014

This was the most memorable night we enjoyed of our 6 weeks in Europe. Sights were amazing and food was extremely good. The service was pleasant and would highly recommend this dinner cruise. The sight of the Eiffel Tower at night will stay with us for a long time. We booked the cruise for our last night in Paris and we were not disappointed.

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2  Thank LynneDennesPoint
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Reviewed July 28, 2014 via mobile

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 in a beautiful city with excellent food and a lovely bottle recommended by the waiter.
We also had the lower cost option and it was great. Didn't feel like a 'cheap meal' at all.
Can only say we agree with all the positive reviews on here and would love to do this trip again sometime on our next vita to Paris.

Thank Shanara1
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Reviewed July 26, 2014

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 if only the bar area is available; it's difficult to see and would be the equivalent of taking a public bus down the Seine
Summary: if on a budget, then book this cruise in the Terraces seating area. Otherwise, consider:
Bateaux-Moches or Yachts de Paris.

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1  Thank bmoc1955
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