Paris, the ‘City of Lights', is one of the world's truly great cities. The River Seine, lifeblood of the city, splits it neatly in two, flowing past the Ile de la Cité and the famous cathedral of Notre Dame. The history and culture of Paris can also be discovered throughout its distinctive districts. The village atmosphere of hilly Montmartre with its elegant landmark the Sacre Coeur; the Marais district and its winding streets that evoke medieval Paris; and the grand 19th century boulevards that dominate so much of the city.
Paris has so much to offer with its huge variety of heritage, architecture and culture, from the grace of the Louvre Museum, to the ultra modern Opera de la Bastille; from the wondrous Eiffel Tower, to the Champs-Elysées headed by the Arc de Triomphe. All this, together with wonderful restaurants and some of the best shopping in the world make Paris an unmissable place to visit.
This map represents one of the sample itineraries we offer in this region.
The stylish 12 passenger Panache
, the deluxe 8 passenger La Nouvelle Etoile
and the characterful 12 passenger Savoir Faire
either begin or end many of thier cruises in the heart of Paris throughout the year. Whether entering Paris from the north from Picardy
, the east from Champagne
or south from Burgundy
, passing the infamous Eiffel Tower and the magnificent Notre Dame is always one of the great highlights of the cruise.
Cruises and barges in Paris
Many people choose to visit Paris before or after their cruise, a visit in contrast to the peace and relaxation of the cruise itself. This is why the crew of all of our barges which cruise in Burgundy, including our deluxe flag ship La Renaissance
, pick you up and drop you off in the heart of Paris, a transfer by air conditioned mini bus included in the price of the cruise.