Getting around by boat is quite a change from the metro! With its east-west Paris route, the Batobus offers an original alternative to your usual transport options. As they navigate down the Seine, 6 modern trimarans offer the opportunity to soak in the city through a new vantage point.
The river-boat shuttles serve the capital’s major tourist sites. The 9 stations on the network are ideally situated at the foot of main monuments and neighbourhoods in Paris: the Eiffel Tower, Champs-Élysées, Musée d’Orsay, Musée du Louvre, Saint-Germain-des-Prés, Notre-Dame-de-Paris, Hôtel de Ville and Jardin des Plantes / Cité de la Mode et du Design, Beaugrenelle. You can get on and off at any stop, as you please. And with the reasonably priced cost of the Batobus Pass, you can take as many river-boat shuttles as you wish, within a limited period (1-2 consecutive days).
Sail with a 360° view of the Seine
The outdoor deck in the back of the boat provides a panoramic view for musing over the capital’s treasures. The Seine riverbanks will unveil before your eyes, stretches of which have been devoted to pedestrians, and are irresistible for relaxing and leisurely walks. The Batobus team points out curiosities near each stop, including the Ile aux Cygnes and its replica of the Statue of Liberty (Beaugrenelle stop), and of course the most beautiful barges and the city’s majestic bridges.
Access and contact
Tour Eiffel (Port de la Bourdonnais - 7th) Metro : Bir Hakeim (line 6) et Trocadéro (lines 6 et 9) RER : Champ de Mars - Tour Eiffel (line C)
Musée d’Orsay (Quai de Solférino - 7th) Metro : Assemblée Nationale (line 12) RER : Musée d’Orsay (line C)
Saint Germain des Près (Quai Malaquais - 6th) Metro : Saint-Germain-des-Près (line 4)
Notre-Dame (Quai de Montebello - 5th) Metro : Saint Michel (line 4) et Maubert-Mutualité (line 10) RER : Saint Michel (lines B et C)
Jardin des Plantes/Cité de la Mode et du Design (36 Quai d’Austerlitz - 5th) Metro : Gare d’Austerlitz (line 10) RER : Gare d’Austerlitz (line C)
Hôtel de Ville (Quai de l’Hôtel de Ville - 4th) Metro : Hôtel de Ville (lines 1 et 11)
Louvre (Quai du Louvre - 1st) Metro : Palais Royal - Musée du Louvre (lines 1 et 7)
Champs-Elysées (Port des Champs-Elysées - 8th) Metro : Champs-Elysées Clémenceau (lines 1 et 13), Concorde (lines 1, 8 et 12)
Beaugrenelle (Port de Javel Haut - 15th) Metro : Charles-Michel (line 10) et Javel André Citroën (line 10) RER : Javel (line C)
Days and opening hours
From 07/01 to 28/03/2019, daily between 10 AM and 5 PM.
From 29⁄03 to 18/04/2019, daily between 10 AM and 7 PM.
From 19⁄04 to 01/09/2019, daily between 10 AM and 9.30 PM.
From 02/09 to 03/11/2019, daily between 10 AM and 7 PM.
From 04/11 to 19/12/2019, daily between 10 AM and 5 PM.
From 20/12/2019 to 05/01/2020, daily between 10 AM and 7 PM.