The Seine River, which snakes through the heart of Paris, is one of Europe’s most iconic rivers. Over the course of the centuries many of the city’s major historic sites, like Notre Dame, the Louvre and the Eiffel Tower, have been built along its graceful banks. Therefore, one of the best ways to admire these monuments and take in the magic of the City of Light is by boat, but not just any boat. From private Venetian water taxis to exclusive dinner cruises, here are the top omega replica companies for touring the Seine.
Couples and Small Group Luxury Private Tours
Since 2007 Joseph Anticevic and his friendly crew at River Limousine have been arranging private tours on the Seine for hollywood stars and Saudi princes abroad their custom-built luxury Venetian water taxis (first and second photos above). The sleek wooden boats can fit up to six passengers. Each craft has a covered salon fitted with an elegant white leather-covered banquette, tinted windows and a convertible roof which can be opened on warm sunny days. They are about to add another boat to their fleet and they will soon be opening a waterside private terrace lounge for their guests.
Their cruises generally last an hour and a half with the possibility of stopping along the way for photos or short breaks to enjoy certain monuments. Each tour comes with a complimentary bottle of swiss replica watches champagne or soft drinks and they can also arrange breakfast cruises, picnics and other associated services.
Mid-sized Group Private Tours & Meal Cruises
For groups larger than six or for a sit-down meal, the Yachts de Paris have a fleet of eight luxury yachts which are excellent for diverse functions. The Cachemire, a 24-metre 1982 De Vries yacht inaugurated in June 2007 by its “Godfather” John Travolta, is the perfect boat for a small group of up to 12 who would like a more spacious boat for touring or lunch or a group cocktail along the Seine. It has an outside deck for sightseeing and a covered lounge which features elegant velvet upholstery by Pierre Frey, fine china by Raynaud and Baccarat crystal glassware. Their other boats increase in size up which could be suitable for professional cocktails, weddings, family reunions and other events for up to 800 people.
Elegant Shared Dinner Cruises
The most elegant shared dinner cruise on the Seine is also aboard a Yachts de Paris craft: the Don Juan II. Built in 1931 and refurbished in 2007, the classy yacht has an upper deck ideal for enjoying a glass of pre-dinner champagne before descending into its art Art Deco dining room. You will join no more than a total of 39 other diners, much fewer compared to 100+ on the other dinner boat cruises. Their refined menu includes a pre-starter, starter, main course, cheese, dessert, miniature pastries and is designed by chef Guy Krenzer, a laureate of the prestigious Meilleur Ouvrier de France award. Their 2.5 hour dinner cruises departs nightly at 8:30 pm.
Champagne Group Cruises
While this experience isn’t as luxurious as the others above, the Vedettes de Paris offer a different option to the standard “bateaux mouches” large cruising boats that tour the Seine. Join a small group of fellow cruisers for a sightseeing tour along the river accompanied by a champagne tasting led by Parisian wine tasting experts O-Chateau. You’ll sample three champagnes, a brut, a demi-sec and a rosé, as your drift past the city’s most emblematic monuments. An alternative and sparkling way to discover the city and learn about one of the country’s most famous beverages. These run Monday to Saturdays at 6pm from May through the end of August 31st and the rest of the year every Thursday, Friday and Saturday at 6pm.
Where to Stay Near the Seine
Quai Montebello – Just France
If you would like awe-inspiring views of the Seine and its more famous riverside church, Notre Dame, Just France has the apartment for you. Situated on the Left Bank’s Quai Montebello, the apartment faces the south side of the cathedral. It’s an easy walk from Place Maubert and its terrific market. The Pont de l’Archeveche is just a few short minutes to the east, leading to the rolex replica eastern end of the Ile de la Cite and a stroll across to the Ile Saint Louis. With a/c, his and hers bathrooms and top-quality materials throughout, it’s a perfect spot for a couple looking for a truly special stay in Paris.
For more information about this apartment, contact Just France here.
Artist Penthouse – Haven in Paris
A few blocks from the Seine, in the center of the sophisticated Saint Germain district, Haven in Paris has this beautiful artistic penthouse apartment. Personally decorated by its artist owner, the warm rooms of its two floors are filled with an eclectic mix of antiques and brocante finds.The beautiful sights are carry beyond the apartment’s walls and onto its balcony which offers exceptional views of Paris.
Learn more about this apartment by contacting Haven in Paris at this link.
25 Place Dauphine – Paris Perfect
Paris Perfect’s has just opened the impressive 25 Place Dauphine, a historic location situated on the exclusive Ile de la Cité, and just steps away from the Pont Neuf. The building consists of six short-stay apartments for the exclusive use of Paris Perfect’s guests. It was originally built in 1610 by order of King Henri IV, recently housed one of the most historic tiny hotels in all of Paris.
To enquire about one of the apartments at Place Dauphine, Paris Perfect can be reached on their profile page here.