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A cruise on a Riva Boat; keeping the legend alive

A cruise on a Riva Boat; keeping the legend alive

cruise on the Seine is a hugely pleasurable way to discover Paris, its monuments and its character. When the sky is blue, and the sun is shining, it’s even better! We recommend Riva private boats for a wonderful sightseeing adventure. Enjoy a unique experience aboard a legendary Riva boat!


Riva Boat; a mahogany dream

Considered the Rolls Royce of the waterways, a Riva boat is a dream in polished mahogany. This star craft of Saint-Tropez in the 1960s takes you for an unforgettable 2-hour cruise on the Seine. Hugely popular among the celebrities of the time such as Brigitte Bardot and dubbed the Ferrari of the Seas, the Riva became the indisputable symbol of luxury and the Jet Set, symbolically linked for all time to the French and Italian Rivieras.

The Seine, the most beautiful avenue in the world, can take pride in this exceptional boat gliding through its calm waters, roaring and purring around the bridges, providing a gentle thrill with the sight of its gleaming chrome and the sound of its top of the range engine.


An exceptional luxury cruise

During your stay in Paris, treat yourself to an unforgettable experience aboard this symphony in mahogany, this legendary boat, just as the stars and the aristocracy once did in Venice, on the Italian lakes or just off the French Riviera. You will be treated as a VIP passenger, an honoured guest, and invited to enjoy champagne, cupcakes and music on board. A skipper doubling as a guide will share with you various interesting and unusual Parisian locations as seen from the Seine. He may or may not be assisted by a crew. These boats are usually provided for 2 to 4 people with a crew or 5 people with the private skipper.



For more information:

- Bateaux Riva

Hotel Doisy Etoile, a 4-star boutique hotel a few steps from Champs Elysées