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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3 thoughts on “Sightsee Paris by boat

  1. amadl says:

    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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