Bateaux boats on the Seine in Paris
After years of travelling to Paris, I still cannot get enough of the Eiffel Tower. I love it when I am out for a walk and look up to see the top of the tower poking out of the trees. It reminds me of the giraffe in Africa. My time in Paris was short and as we were staying at our apartment Baudelaire, I spent most of my time living the life of the local, shopping, eating and drinking in our local area. On the last night I moved over to the left bank and stayed in St Germain de Pres at the Hotel Bel Ami. If you do have an extended stay in Paris, it can sometimes be fun to mix it up and stay in two completely different areas.
I spent the afternoon relaxing in the Luxembourg gardens. Paris was alive with locals as it was a weekend where they opened a lot of government buildings, generally closed to the public and banned cars for the day. In the evening I thought I would stroll down to the river. Sundays are wonderful in Paris and the Parisians love to escape the four walls and come to river. In certain sections you will see a crowd doing a dance class or a small band playing to people relaxing on the grass nearby. I walked over the bridge and as I turned around I saw a glimpse of my lovely tower between the buildings. The sun was starting to set, and I remembered the boat trip I took 25 years ago that cruised past the Eiffel tower. I looked down and saw the bateaux boats doing their hour-long tour of the Seine and decided to jump on. It doesn’t matter how much you have travelled, this is still an experience that excites. To see this city and all its glory from the river is amazing. The commentary is interesting, you’re reminded of how much there is to see and do for everyone in Paris. Great museums and exhibitions, historical landmarks, beautiful architecture, and lots more. The sun was just setting as we reached the Eiffel Tower. It stood so tall above us, what a great view. The lights and colour amazing. The rest of the cruise was photographed with the most amazing hues in the sky that I have ever seen over Paris. Such an inexpensive excursion, great value and a wonderful experience.
There are so many options for river cruises, they have party boats, dinner cruises, dinner and show cruises, cruise only, champagne cruises, private charters, large and small boats. Chat to us about the different options best suited to you and my tip try for a sunset cruise –Tres Magnifique!
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