View of Notre Dame from Paris Batobus Boat

Sightsee Paris by boat

I love taking the public transport and cycling when I travel.

I had the chance to take the boat on the Seine when I was in Paris. The Batobus (translated as boat-bus) was probably more for tourists than for local though.

Batobus Musee d'Orsay stop
Batobus Musee d’Orsay stop
Unknown stop
Unknown stop
Tickets for Batobus
Tickets for Batobus
Le dauphine boat
Le dauphine boat
Retirees in boats having a meal
Retirees in boats having a meal
Paris in summer on the Seine
Paris in summer on the Seine

On the Batobus

Stuffy
Stuffy
Since passengers sat in the boat under a glass cover, I felt like I was in an oven. Most of the passengers looked grumpy from the heat.

Route on Batobus
Route on Batobus
In the boat
In the boat
Notre dame de Paris from afar
Notre dame de Paris from afar
Notre dame de Paris
Notre dame de Paris

I didn’t get the chance to catch the sunset on the boat because the sun was setting around 9pm in Summer but I’ve seen photos of the lovely purple-orange sky.

Should you take the Batobus?

If you have time and a student card, the Batobus packages are quite worthwhile.

The boat is also good for shuttling you from each important site to another. Highly recommended.

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More about Liau Yun Qing

Yun Qing is a writer, improviser and curious person. She loves finding little adventures in life. In 2013, she went on a 130-day round-the-world trip. She wrote a book to help those who also want to go on a career break.

3 Comments

    1. In 2007, I took a very short ride from Louvre to Champs-Elysees just before sunset, and the view was gLorious. No regret at aLL.
      I don’t remember sitting under the gLass cover, though, as I remember cLearLy the wind was bLowing wiLdLy and my hair didn’t Look good in any photos..

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