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Batobus water bus

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ABOVE: The Batobus is a "hop on, hop off" water bus on the River Seine.

Compagnie des Batobus operates a fleet of identical trimaran water buses, with nine stops along a circular route that covers both the left and right banks of the Seine: Tour Eiffel, Place de la Concorde, Louvre, Hotel de Ville, Jardin des Plantes, Notre-Dame, St-Germain-dés-Pres, Musée d'Orsay, and Invalides.

From these stops, you can easily reach the leading sights in central Paris. You can hop on and off the boats as often as you like.

Fares: The last time we checked in July, 2020, adult fares ranged from €17 (one-day pass) to Ä19 (two days), with lower rates for children. Substantial discounts are available to holders of student, RATP, or SNCF cards. If you decide to settle in for a long stay, you can buy an annual pass.

Where to buy passes: Online, at any Batobus stop, at the Paris Tourist Office, and at other authorized locations.

When the boats run: Year-round, with frequencies of 20 minutes (summer) to 30 or 45 minutes (winter). See the official Batobus Web site for seasonal hours of operation and current offers.

Also see: Paris 'hop on, hop off' sightseeing buses


'Hop on, hop off' land and water buses:
L'OpenTour, Big Bus Tours
Batobus water bus

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Paris sightseeing boats