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Directions to Central Paris from the Cruise Ports
Most Paris cruise itineraries offer a day and night in the city, and you'll nearly always have time for a bit of do-it-yourself sightseeing on embarkation day. The directions on this page are intended to help you find your way around when you aren't on an organized tour.
From either the Port de Grenelle or the Port de Javel Bas, it's easy to reach the sights of Paris on foot or via public transportation. (The Eiffel Tower is especially close, so don't bother with the RER or Métro if that's where you're headed.)
Walk toward the Eiffel Tower from either port. As you stroll along the Seine, you'll pass lumberyards, yacht clubs, waterside cafés, moored sightseeing vessels, and houseboats.
As you continue walking on the riverside promenade, you'll see paved access ramps leading up to the city's bridges and boulevards. Take any of these and go sightseeing on the Left Bank or across the Seine on the Right Bank.
You can simply follow the directions on our previous pages in reverse to catch an RER train at Champ de Mars-Tour Eiffel or Boulevard Victor-Pont du Garigliano.
Or, if you prefer, you can walk to thestation of RER Line C (shown above), which is midway between the two ports by the Pont Mirabeau.
Read our Paris RER "how to" article before planning your journey.
From the, it's an easy walk to the station of Métro Line 6, which runs to Charles de Gaulle-Étoile at the top of the Avenue des Champs-Élysées.
From the Port de Javel Bas, you can reach thestop of Metro Line 8 on foot.
From either port, you can walk along the boulevard above the Seine to thestation of Metro Line 10, slightly inland from the Javel station of RER Line C.
To view RER stations, Métro stops, and walking routes, see our full-page customized Google satellite map of the port area, which will open in a new browser tab.
On the map, RER stations are marked with colored markers and "RER" symbols, while Métro stations are marked with "M" symbols.
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