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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: À la carte menu with starter, main course and dessert. Drinks include Blanc de Blancs kir aperitif, choice of wines - Pays d'Oc IGP Chardonnay or PDO Minervois Terroir- mineral water, coffee. 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):


  • Chilled asparagus creme, orange reduction, olive powder
  • Beef foie-gras terrine, confit vegetables, tomato-basil compote
  • Bonito tart with piment d'Espelette, vegetable caponata, lightly spicy jus
  • Caesar salad with soft-boiled egg, tuna and bottarga

Main Course

  • Roast prawns with piment d'Espelette, vegetable and fregola minestrone, tomato jus with arugula condiment
  • Farm raised chicken, carrot and potato gateau with aniseed and horseradish jus
  • Cod with fennel and anchovy, potatoes with lemon and sun-dried aioli
  • Sirloin steak with tapenade, mild chilli marmalade, green bean salad with almonds and parmesan


  • Strawberry parfait with strawberry compote, wild strawberries, hint of candied ginger and almond biscuit
  • Semolina pudding, cherries jubilee and almond crunch
  • Fresh raspberry sorbet and coulis "profiterole"
  • Chocolate-raspberry summer millefeuille

Matured cheeses

  • Cheeses of the day matured by La Ferme d’Alexandre, our master cheese supplier (Not included with the Etoile or Elégance Service - you can choose to either have cheese instead of dessert or include cheese for a €5 supplement payable locally).

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


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.


Around 2 hours.

Terms & Conditions

  • From August 9, 2021 visitors aged 18 or over will be required to present a valid health pass* (mobile or paper) to access this services containing: - a complete vaccination course - or proof of a negative RT-PCR or antigen test less than 48 hours old - or proof of a positive RT-PCR or antigenic test result demonstrating recovery of Covid-19.
  • 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.