Stroll & discovery, Tips from the editorial staff, Leisure

What if you tested the aperitif floating on the Seine with friends?

If you like, share !

With this good weather, coupled with the pleasure of déconfinement, the aperitifs outside are multiplying. In addition to picnics in the countryside and drinks on the terrace, there is a completely different form of aperitif that allows you to enjoy an exceptional landscape, admiring the capital and its rich heritage from the water... Paris Select reveals you what a great plan!

Notice to Parisians looking for a vacation, Paris Select has found the best plan to offer you a little moment of escape, accompanied by your group of friends!

The pitch? A floating aperitif of one hour, one hour and a half or even two hours on the Seine aboard a private boat. Either, an ultra friendly moment to share with loved ones, with of course the background of the City of Light and its unmissable monuments.


Whether you are in charge of organizing a bachelor party, a bachelor party or if you simply want to give your friends an exceptional moment (who you sorely missed during this confinement…) then the idea is all found! 

Once embarked – from the Cité de la Mode or Pont Marie – your captain will show you the historic heart of Paris: the Jardin des Plantes, Île Saint-Louis, the old facades of the Louvre, not to mention the Île de la Cité and the Pont Alexandre III with its magnificent statues golden… Depending on the duration you have chosen, you will even go as far as the Eiffel Tower via the south-west side: Beaugrenelle, Île aux Cygnes, the radio station and the Statue of Liberty. One thing is certain – whether you have chosen a one or two hour cruise – you will navigate while discovering unsuspected Parisian treasures. From the Seine, the city is revealed in a completely different light!

The great added value? Throughout the ride, you can snack and enjoy the two bottles of wine provided, while listening to your favorite music! The captain won't say anything if it turns into a karaoke session... A real tailor-made souvenir to create with your group of friends. 


To help you better plan your cruise on the Seine with friends, here are all the answers to the questions you might ask yourself: 

How long is the cruise?
It's up to you. The walk can last 1h, 1h30 or 2h. 

What is the size of the boat?
The boat can accommodate up to 7 people. 

Are we allowed to bring snacks on board?
Yes, you are completely free to bring your own aperitif. Note that two bottles of wine are included in the trip, regardless of the duration of the cruise you choose. 

How many crew members will there be on board?
Only the captain will be with you on board the boat. Very discreet, it will guarantee a perfectly intimate moment. 

Is there a specific outfit or dress code to follow?
There is no particular outfit to favor or dress code to respect. In case of EVG or EVJF, you can let go!

Where is boarding?

Departure can be from two different places. Either from the Cité de la Mode, located in the 13th arrondissement (metro: Gare d'Austerlitz, line 5) or from Pont Marie (4th arr.), just a few steps from the Notre-Dame-de-Paris church .

How to book this cruise?

To book your cruise, nothing could be simpler. Simply click on “Book your experience here” at the end of this article. All you have to do is choose the desired date, the arrival time slot, the number of people... Moreover, if the day you wanted does not ultimately turn out to be available, your reservation and the payment will be automatically canceled and you will not be charged the amount of the deposit. On the other hand, if your reservation is validated, you will then receive a confirmation email with all the essential details for the D-day: the date and time, the address of the meeting, the remainder to be paid...

In case of last minute project, is it possible to book a cruise for the next day?

Yes of course. In the event of a change of plan or an urgent request, it is completely possible to book a cruise at the last minute, subject to availability. In any case, after your reservation request, our partner will send you an email as soon as possible to notify you either of the unavailability of the desired date or to validate your river trip. 

If you like, share !