Views from a Bateaux Parisien (Paris)

matteo listening

**Matteo listening to the tour guide in two languages at the same time**

On our second family trip to Paris, this time with two kids, we had a more kid oriented trip to the “City of Lights”. One morning we started out with a visit to the Tour Eiffel. Somehow we made our way down the 328 stairs with two strollers, a diaper bag, and the kids. Next we walked across the street and hopped on a boat, a Bateaux Parisien to be more specific. I had not been on one of these boats in many years; it is a big tourist attraction. With our two kids it was the perfect decision.

Why a Bateaux Parisien instead of a Bateau Mouche? The answer is simple- location! We had no interest in walking any further than necessary. There are a number of boats that run up and down the Seine giving information about the different monuments that you can see from the river.

Taking a boat ride along the Seine was a perfect way to spend time in Paris before we visited a few more sights and met up with an old friend and his wife for dinner.

Musee D'Orsay

bateaux mouche dock

View along the Seine

View along the Seine

(day 301)

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3 thoughts on “Views from a Bateaux Parisien (Paris)

  1. Great photo! Ahh I remember those days so well travelling with young children in tow! What a great visit though for you all! We really enjoyed our boat trip down the river Seine. When we went it was in November and bitterly cold but the sun came out. I remember afterwards sitting on the patio of a cafe underneath a heated umbrella eating croque monsieur and drinking wine with the Eifel Tower in the background. Tres belle jour, mon amie 🙂

    • Hi Sherri, Thank you for the compliment. I am glad that you were able to experience a boat ride on the Seine.. to never have done at least once is a shame! Your stop after sounds wonderful as well. The only time I was in Paris in the winter I had to fuel up on a lot of hot chocolate myself– brrr… winter is too much for this Southern Californian resident!

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