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Bateaux Vedettes du Pont Neuf

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Bateaux Vedettes du Pont Neuf

http://www.vedettesdupontneuf.com/bateaux.htm

Are we able to pick which boat to board? are they all available at any given time? different prices?

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1. Re: Bateaux Vedettes du Pont Neuf

in my experience there is a particular boat launching at a particular time and they put the boat on that fits the expected crowd at that time -- we had no choice of boat -- one was leaving at the time we chose

we had a voucher pre-paid before we went to Paris and used it on a nice night and sat outside towards the front, in front of the bridge

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2. Re: Bateaux Vedettes du Pont Neuf

Janettravels is correct: they only launch one boat at a time. I like Vedettes du Pont Neuf a lot, I've taken a dozen rides over the years with them...and buying the tickets on-line in advance means you save money, and you get to hop on to a boat at your convenience, you aren't locked into a particular day/time.

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If you go or come back from this when it's light, walk around the Square du Vert Gallante for the views of the Right and Left Banks and the flowers...

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If you come back and it is dark, consider walking over to the next bridge, the Pont des Arts, a pedestrian bridge where people go to watch the Eiffel Tower twinkle on the hour.

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4. Re: Bateaux Vedettes du Pont Neuf

At what time the Eiffel Tower twinkle? how long will it last?

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5. Re: Bateaux Vedettes du Pont Neuf

The Tower sparkles each hour on the hour after dark and it goes on for about 5 minutes.

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6. Re: Bateaux Vedettes du Pont Neuf

If you're lucky, Tour Eiffel will sparkle while you are on the boat. What a beautiful site!!

As others have advised, purchase your tickets online for 8Euro and save some money. Also, you aren't locked into a day or time.

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7. Re: Bateaux Vedettes du Pont Neuf

Just returned from Paris and took Vedettes boat tour as described above.

My only comment was that they should have had some French music playing.

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8. Re: Bateaux Vedettes du Pont Neuf

Are these boats at all overcrowded? I'm hoping for great picture taking possibilities!

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9. Re: Bateaux Vedettes du Pont Neuf

I think it depends on the season. In March it was not overcrowded. In April it was not overcrowded but I can't answer for the busy tourist months.

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10. Re: Bateaux Vedettes du Pont Neuf

Thanks for the response. I'm planning to take the trip in mid-June.