La Compagnie des Bateaux-Mouches®

La Compagnie des Bateaux-Mouches®

Compagnie des Bateaux-Mouches® was founded in 1949 by Jean Bruel. It began with a single steam boat, a relic from the universal exhibition of 1900...Today, we have a modern fleet of 15 boats that host almost 2.5 million people, Parisians and tourists alike, each year. We have carefully built our success over the years on the key values forming the core components of the Compagnie des Bateaux-Mouches® identity: Welcome, Service and Gastronomy.

Introducing Bateaux Mouches®

The wonderful story of Bateaux-Mouches® begins with a novel idea by Jean Bruel: Explore Paris from its best avenue of them all: the Seine. So, in 1949, the first boat to offer Parisians a guided cruise with no stops, was launched.



The best fleet in Paris

Compagnie des Bateaux-Mouches® has a large fleet of the latest generation boats; they are energy efficient, comfortable and quiet. Their capacity varies between 100 to 1000 passengers depending on requirements: Boat tour, lunch or dinner cruise, cocktail reception...



Your cruise in photos

The monumental Eiffel Tower, the Cathedral of Notre Dame at sundown, the Conciergerie, the Alexander III bridge with its golden statues and streetlights reflecting in the water....Paris is even more beautiful from the Seine! Explore our cruises in pictures.



What our passengers think

After a cruise on board Bateaux-Mouches® some of our passengers wanted to share their thoughts and experiences... View our guest book and our client testimonials on our tours, lunches and dinners.