Though not strictly an attraction, the Batobus is more than just river transportation along the Seine. A hop-on, hop-off shuttle between the major Paris monuments easily accessible from the Seine, I... Read More
Though not strictly an attraction, the Batobus is more than just river transportation along the Seine. A hop-on, hop-off shuttle between the major Paris monuments easily accessible from the Seine, I often find myself riding the Batobus just for the sheer pleasure of seeing the city from a different perspective. And while the Bateaux-Mouches and the other wonderful dinner and cocktail Seine river cruises are experiences many rave about (rightly so), this little Batobus-that-could offers the same views at a fraction of the price, dinner and cocktails not included (of course). The eight stops it makes as it amiably motors along the Seine are : the Eiffel Tower, the Musée d'Orsay, Saint-Germain-des-Prés, Notre Dame, Jardin des Plantes, Hôtel de Ville, Louvre and Champs-Elysées. Honestly speaking, where you embark and disembark are in areas that make not just the named monuments accessible, but whole neighborhoods where much then becomes walking distance.
Quai du Louvre
- Best Attractions & Activities: "Hop on and hop off all day long. Or buy the 3-day pass and make the River Seine your main method of transportation to see many of Paris's landmark sights. From the beginning of September to start of April they run about every 25 minutes from 10a.m. to 7pm; April to beginning September from 10 am to 9 :30 pm with pickups every 20 minutes. Day passes are currently set at 15euro or 7euro for kids under 16."
- Recommended as Best Attractions & Activities Because: Paris, when seen from the river Seine, is even more beautiful. And that goes for day and night.