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Paris River Cruise Ports

How to reach your ship if you're embarking on a Seine river cruise, and how to reach the sights of Paris from the Port de Grenelle and the Port de Javel Bas.

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ABOVE: Two river vessels are moored at the Port de Javel Bas with the Eifel Tower behind them.

imageParis is one of Western Europe's leading river-cruise ports, with more than a dozen weekly sailings to towns and cities along the Seine (often with excursions to the World War II landing beaches in Normandy). We chronicled one such voyage in our Uniworld River Baroness Cruise Review.

imageMost river-cruise vessels arrive and depart at either of two mooring locations along the Seine: the Port de Grenelle, near the Eiffel Tower, and the Port de Javel Bas a few blocks to the southwest.

(A few ships, such as Viking Rinda, are too large for the city quays and must moor in the outlying suburb of Le Pecq, which is beyond the scope of this article.)

imageOn the following pages, we give step-by-step illustrated walking directions to the Port de Grenelle and the Port de Javel Bas from the nearest stations of RER Line C, the commuter-rail line that runs along the Left Bank of the Seine.

We've also provided advice on reaching the center of Paris from your ship on days when you're sightseeing.

Please note:

Next page: Directions to Port de Grenelle


In this article:
Paris River Cruise Ports (Overview)
Directions to Port de Grenelle
Directions to Port de Javel Bas
Directions to central Paris from your ship

Also see:
Aerial Ports Map (in new browser tab)

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