A video blog of our first look at Paris, France
The first introduction to Paris, its historic and gorgeous city center and landmarks, is a special treat. In this video clip below we get our first look at Paris in the summer of 2018, as we head to our hotel from the Gare de Lyon train station. Enjoy the ride!
A riverboat ride in Paris
The Seine river runs through the heart of Paris, France. A boat trip on the river provides a great view of many attractions. It is also a great way to relax your feet after a day of touring all the great museums and historic landmarks dotted across Paris.
Taking a riverboat ride is easy and affordable. We booked a round trip tour by the dock at Eiffel Tower. You can also get a hop-on / hop-off pass that allows you to depart from one point of attraction and get off at another one.
Once on the boat, try to find a good seat by the side of the boat or above. Our trip was during June at late afternoon, so we chose to sit outside. Most boats offer air conditioned interior sitting as well.
One of the fun things to watch is the variety of boats by the river bank. Many boats are transformed into hotels or restaurants and gives the Seine a festive atmosphere.
A key landmark to see from the river is the Notredame Cathedral. Other notable sites are typically announced in the commentary by the guide as the boat passes through them.
Taking the tour in late afternoon has an added benefit of watching the sunset from the river.
Click here to see the YouTube video highlights of our boat trip
Enjoy the pictures below we took from our boat trip! Paris je t’aime!