WLove, romance, food and wine, there’s only one place these four words could possibly sum up – Paris.
Yes, the French capital is a holiday destination known across the globe and features in the top 10 list for many who want to travel the globe. Recently, The Telegraph even named it one of the greatest cities to enjoy a foodie weekend. However, there’s much more to Paris than the obvious, and one thing you probably haven’t considered when visiting this picturesque destination is a Paris river cruise.
Offering up the best of the city as you sail down the Seine, we’ve highlighted below just why you should embark on one when visiting Paris.
What you’ll see
Now, this is why you should embark on a river cruise. You’ll be able to see some of the best bits of Paris without walking down the busy streets – meaning you won’t get tired either.
Particular hotspots on a number of the tours include:
- Les Andelys
- The Pont de l’Ama
- The Eiffel Tower (from a distance)
- The Pont des Arts
- The Pont Neuf
What you’ll get
Obviously, there are a number of tour operators in the area, and each one will be different. On top of that, each tour they offer will be different too.
But, on the whole, what you’re most likely to get is a tour of the city, which can be done during the day or evening. You can even opt for a lunch or dinner cruise where you’ll be treated to delightful French courses as you cruise across the peaceful river. It’s best to decide what time you’d like to see the city, as these tours operate at several times during the day, evening and early night time.
When to go
While all of the above may sound fabulous, the most important element is getting the time of year right.
A great time to visit is during the month of August. One of the hotter times of year to be in the city, the breeze of the river will help you to cool down, helping to add some relief as you take in your surroundings without breaking into too much of a sweat. Also, because many locals leave the area at this time of year, it can become a tourist hotbed, making the river a welcome departure from the busy streets.
However, Christmas is the perfect time to enjoy a cruise too, as you’ll see Paris lit up as everyone gets into the festive spirit.
With so much of Paris to experience in one go, which can be done at any time, and with a host of extras, you’d be crazy not to book one of these cruises if you plan on visiting Paris any time soon.