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“cheap seine tour minus the history lesson”
Review of Batobus

Batobus
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US$20.35*
and up
Seine River Hop-On Hop-Off Sightseeing Cruise in Paris
Ranked #74 of 553 Tours in Paris
Certificate of Excellence
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Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: Batobus takes you to the heart of Paris, with stops at all of the main tourist sites, including the Eiffel Tower and the Louvre. With 9 stops on the route, Batobus shows you a different view of Paris and lets you travel around the city the way Parisians originally did.
Useful Information: Baby buggy parking, Activities for young children
Reviewed 20 July 2014

just want to cruise the river and hop on/off? It's great but just do not rely on it for actual timely transportation because it doesn't run too frequently.

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Reviewed 19 July 2014

Costs about $20 US for round trip. Stops at very well located points of interest. Beautiful scenic way to tour the heart of Paris. Highly recommend but...we were on a boat with plexiglass top and the sun popped out. It did not take long and we were cooking. No food, drink or restrooms. Great way to move around but, bare bones.

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Reviewed 18 July 2014

Our group only had a limited time in Paris so I researched options and we decided on the Batobus. We purchased our tickets right before getting on board, at Notre Dame. (If you are getting on at Notre Dame, the Batobus station/stop is across the river from Notre Dame).
We never had to wait for the boats more than 5 mins at any of the stops. They are so convenient to all the major sites, only exception is the Arc. We walked from the Pont Alexandre III, down the Champs, to the Arc. It was 1-1.5 miles but it was a great, level walk.
The Eiffel Tower stop puts you right at the tower. It was the most crowded stop but it would not keep me from using this mode of transportation again.
The staff was friendly and inviting. The lines coming off and going on could use a little organization at all the stops. Not sure why they allow people to enter before making sure everyone is off the vessel first?
It was a great way to experience the sites in a relaxing way. At 16e pp it was a great deal. I would not hesitate using this service again!

1  Thank ROLLTIDE8401
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Reviewed 15 July 2014

If you would like to see the famous places and buildings in the city centre, best is if you jump on a BatoBus. It's not a sightseeing boat, it's like a bus on water and goes around the Seine from 10am until 21:30 daily. You can catch one in every 15-20 minutes. 1 day ticket is €16, for 2 days it's only €18 and you can use it as many times as you want during the day. Nice and friendly staff.

2  Thank LazIslander
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Reviewed 15 July 2014

Very easy to hop on and hop off, visiting key points and then sitting on the boat for a nice little cruise round. Spend a day if you have it. Summer hours are good for that. Helped our sore feet and we covered a lot of ground for some first time visitors to get a feel for this beautiful city! Lovely to see the people by the Seine too!

Thank Pey C
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