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Bateaux Parisiens Lunch Cruise

Take a break from the bustling monuments and city attractions and enjoy fabulous food, French wines and picture-postcard views of Paris on this relaxing lunch cruise along the River Seine.

Enjoy the majesty of Paris’s world-famous landmarks as you gently sail down the historic River Seine.

Your boat is entirely glassed over, so your views are unimpeded and as you indulge in your four-course lunch you will see the Eiffel Tower, the Notre Dame Cathedral, Hotel De Ville, the Louvre and the Grand Palais and much more.

The innovative menu is inspired by traditional French cuisine and all food is freshly prepared on board. There is a choice of 3 service options. Each service includes the same à la carte menu, a quarter bottle of wine, mineral water and coffee.

Etoile Service

  • Table at the back of the boat
  • À la carte menu with starter, main course and dessert
  • Centrally located table with panoramic view, tables from 2 to 10 persons maximum

Privilège Service

  • À la carte menu with starter, main course, selection of mature cheeses and dessert
  • Drinks include a glass of Blanc de Blancs kir aperitif, choice of wines - Pays d'Oc IGP Chardonnay or PDO Médoc Duc de Chaleray - mineral water, coffee
  • Excellent table position by a large window, tables from 2 to 4 persons only.

Premier Service

  • À la carte menu with starter, main course, selection of mature cheeses and dessert
  • Drinks include a glass of Champagne as an aperitif served with mini cakes, choice of wines - Pays d'Oc IGP Chardonnay or PDO Médoc Duc de Chaleray - mineral water, miniature pastries served with coffee
  • Exceptional table position at a round table in the bows of the boat, tables from 2 to 10 persons maximum.

Sample Menu (subject to change):

Starter

  • Creamy haddock and potato soup, peppered whipped cream
  • Chicken pate en croute, confit pear marmalade with star anise
  • Pached egg, Jerusalem artichoke mousseline, roasted mushrooms, grilled bacon and red wine reduction jus
  • Pressed quinoa and tofu terrine, light cream of watercress soup and pickled red onions (V)

Main Course

  • Pan-fried salmon, Beluga lentils in warm vinaigrette, lobster emulsion
  • Parsnip cottage pie style duck in orange sauce, parsnip mousseline
  • Braised beef cheek in red wine, Chinese artichokes and parsnips, onion cream
  • Risotto-style buckwheat and silky tofu, plain confit or seasonal vegetables, fresh herb bouillon (V)

Desserts

  • Coconut, mango and passion fruit dessert and coconut whipped cream
  • Chesnut and pear Vacherin cake
  • Chocolate truffle
  • Hazelnut cream, crumble topping

Matured cheeses

  • Cheeses of the day matured by La Ferme d’Alexandre, our master cheese supplier (Not included with the Etoile Service)

Experience Includes

  • Enjoy unparalleled views on this 2-hour River Seine Cruise
  • Glass covered boat offers panoramic views
  • Tasty three-course lunch with 1/4 bottle of wine, mineral water and coffee
  • Choice of three service options; Etoile, Priviledge, or Premier Service

Experience Excludes

  • Drinks other than those listed above (a well stocked bar and wine cellar is available on board)
  • Transportation to the cruise

Departs

Varies, see calendar. Does not operate 25 December and 1 January. Will not operate 2nd Nov-10 Dec 2020 and 4th Jan-11th Feb 21.

Departure location

Pier 7, Port De La Bourdonnais – at the foot of the Eiffel Tower.

Start times

Boarding from 12.00pm, departing at 12.45pm.

Duration

Around 2 hours.

Terms & Conditions

  • For guests aged between 12 and 15, a vaccine or testing activated Health Pass is required. Children under age 12 are not affected by either of these measures.
  • Advanced reservations are required. Please detail your chosen date at the time of booking.
  • Dress code is casual although no shorts or trainers are allowed on board. .
  • Ticket includes 1/4 bottle of wine with dinner, mineral water and coffee. Additional drinks can be purchased on board.
  • The Paris Lunch Cruise departs from the foot of the Eiffel Tower, customers will need to make their own way to the departure point.
  • Boarding is from 12.00pm-12.30pm and the boat departs at 12.45pm. The cruise will not wait for late arrivals.
  • Please note - Bags are systematically checked and all jackets and coats must be opened for inspection at the entrance. Baggage over 16 litres in volume (apart from small backpacks, handbags and computer bags) are no longer accepted onboard.
  • For Group Bookings of more than 10 customers, please call our Customer Service line on 0208 090 3790 to check availability and discuss Group menu constraints.
  • Children are welcome onboard although the cruise is not recommended for children under 3. Please note - infants are subject to an insurance charge (approximately €30) which is payable locally.
  • Free cancellations for bookings cancelled 30 days prior to the tour date. Bookings cancelled between 29 and 10 days prior to the tour date will be offered a 50% refund. No refunds are given for cancellations made within 10 days of tour date. For special dates (14 February, 14 July, 24 December, 25 December, 31 December), cancellation will not be possible.