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Dinner cruises in Paris: How to choose the best dinner cruise

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Would you like to have a dinner cruise in Paris on a riverboat? A romantic dinner cruise on the Seine river is certainly an unforgettable experience. You have several options: the Bateaux-Mouches, the Bateaux Parisiens, the various barges like Capitaine Fracasse or the Marina de Paris, the high class riverboat. Read our tips and recommendations to help you choose the best dinner cruise in Paris.

Covid-19 update: Dinner cruises like Bateaux Parisiens, Capitaine Fracasse or Bateaux Mouches are open. Reservation is highly recommended.

Read out more about our selection of the best dinner cruises in Paris:

DINNER CRUISE WITH BATEAUX PARISIENS

Rating: 5 out of 5.

The Bateaux Parisiens Company offers a gourmet dinner as you cruise along the Seine. The huge bay windows on board these boats offer panoramic views, giving you a unique view of the Parisian monuments. It’s ideal for a romantic evening on the Seine. It is certainly the best dinner cruise in Paris, appreciated by tourists but also by Parisians.

Top dinner cruise in Paris by Bateaux Parisiens
Top dinner cruise in Paris by Bateaux Parisiens

This company has menu choices at affordable prices (starting at 6:00 pm), as well as luxury dinners (with champagne). The 6:00 pm cruise lasts 90 minutes and the 8:30 pm cruise lasts 2 hours 15 minutes.

  • The Étoile dinner: €109
    • departure at 8:30 pm
  • The Tasting menu: €139
    • departure at 8:30 pm:
  • The Privilege dinner: €169
    • champagne and a window table
    • departure at 8:30 pm
  • The Premier dinner: €205
    • champagne and a table at the front of the boat
    • departure at 8:30 pm

>> Book your cruise here with Bateaux Parisiens

Find out more about Bateaux-Parisiens.

  • The 6:15 pm dinner cruise: €89 – €149
    • departure at 6:00 pm

DINNER CRUISE BY THE BATEAUX MOUCHES

Rating: 5 out of 5.

Join the Bateaux-Mouches company (fly boat company) and go for a cruise on the Seine for 2 hours and 15 minutes. You’ll admire the City of Light while enjoying a refined dinner. The gourmet menu is delicious and there’s live music during the evening. Our advice : Book in advance !

The Bateaux Mouches have large picture windows so you can admire the most beautiful Paris monuments. It is the most famous and oldest boat tour company in Paris.

This years, prices start at €99 for a Bateaux Mouches Dinner Cruise:

  • The Prestige Dinner Cruise: €105
    • departure at 8:30 pm
    • duration: 2 hours 15 minutes
  • The Excellence Dinner Cruise: €139
    • departure at 8:30 pm
    • duration: 2 hours 15 minutes
  • The Paris Dinner Cruise with a: €75 (not available now)
    • departure at 6:00pm
    • duration: 1 hour 15 minutes

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A ROMANTIC DINNER PARIS SEINE by THE PARIS MARINA

Rating: 5 out of 5.
Marina de Paris Dinner Cruise
Marina de Paris Dinner Cruise

The romantic dinners offered by the Marina de Paris also have a very good reputation. The Marina offers an evening of entertainment with a DJ and a gourmet dinner. It is certainly one of the best value for money.

Dinner cruises starting at 6:45 pm (from €65) are very accessible.

Dinner cruises departing at 9:15 pm are more varied and the duration is 2 hours.

  • Tasting menu without drinks: €75
    • Order drinks as an extra
  • Tasting menu with drinks: €100
    • Includes 1/2 bottle of wine
  • Tasting menu with VIP drinks: €108
    • Includes 1/2 bottle of wine
    • Table close to the window
  • The romantic dinner cruise: €145
    • Champagne
    • Table close to the window

>> Book your romantic cruise with the Marina de Paris.

Read our selection of Luxury Dinner Cruises in Paris.

THE CAPITAINE FRACASSE DINNER

Rating: 4.5 out of 5.

This very large barge is an emblematic boat on the Seine. Here, you’ll be able to enjoy dinner on board a boat in Paris at a more affordable price than the Bateaux-Mouches or Bateaux Parisiens.

The departure point is Swan Island near the Eiffel Tower. Dishes are prepared by the Chef Martial with great passion. This dinner cruise lasts between 1 hour 45 minutes and 2 hours 15 minutes and is one of the best value-for-money dinner cruises in Paris. The 1st service is at 6:30pm, the 2nd service is at 9pm

There are different menus:

  • The Fracasse menu:
    • A gourmet menu
    • Drinks not included
    • 1st service (6pm): €69
    • 2nd service (9pm) : €75
  • The Admiral menu:
    • A gourmet menu
    • Includes 1/2 bottle of wine
    • Water and coffee
    • 1st service (6pm): €79
    • 2nd service (9pm) : €89
  • The Champagne menu:
    • A gourmet menu
    • Includes 1/2 bottle of Champagne
    • Water and coffee
    • 1st service (6pm): €79
    • 2nd service (9pm) : €109

>> Find out more about a Capitaine Fracasse dinner

Read our comparison review of riverboat companies in Paris.

Gourmer Dinner by Ducasse sur Seine

Rating: 4.5 out of 5.
gourmet dinner cruise in Paris by Alain Ducasse
gourmet dinner cruise in Paris by Alain Ducasse

Alain Ducasse, one of the most starred chefs in the world, offers a gourmet meal on the Seine River. You will enjoy a high class dinner cruise on a silent electric boat. It is the High class gourmet cruise on the Seine.

Price:

  • 4-course-dinner excluding drinks : €150
  • 4-course-dinner with drinks: €250

DINNER CRUISE BY PARIS EN SCÈNE

Rating: 4 out of 5.
Paris en Scène Dinner Cruise
Paris en Scène Dinner Cruise

Paris en Scène is more affordable than Capitaine Fracasse and you’ll have the opportunity to have dinner on a river boat starting from €42. You’ll get a starter/main course/dessert with a choice between 2 dishes (duck leg or salmon fillet). The cruise lasts 1 hour 15 minutes.

  • A dinner cruise without drinks: €49
  • A dinner cruise with wine: €59
  • A dinner cruise with champagne: €69

>> Find out more about a dinner cruise with Paris en Scène

We hope those tips give you enough information to choose the best dinner cruise for you on the Seine River. All those companies offer an amazing experience on the most beautiful avenue of Paris , the Seine river.

How about a more upscale dinner such as on board the Yachts de Paris? Find out about our selection of luxury dinner cruises in Paris.

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3 comments

Jim & Cassie 29/11/2019 - 7:37 am

Plan to be in France April 11 through May 11, 2020. Renting a Motorhome for the entire month we are there and hope to get in on a dinner cruise or 2… some time during our trip…

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stillinparis 29/11/2019 - 10:52 am

Very good idea! We reallly recommend you the dinner cruise by les Bateaux Parisiens/ Good food and an amazing view

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Maria 02/01/2022 - 3:22 pm

We tried en December the dinner cruise by Bateaux Parisiens (Service privilege) . It was wonderful: the meal was very good and the view amazing thanks to Christmas Lights. The staff is also very friendly. We clearly recommend

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