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Dinner cruises in Paris

If you want to feel as if you've stumbled into a postcard, sign up for one of these eye-catching Paris dinner cruise tours

Looking for a flamboyantly romantic way to experience the heart of Paris? Dinner cruise options along the Seine have proliferated in recent years, and boat companies now offer everything from whistlestop snack 'n' champers tours of the sights to elaborate, wallet-emptying meals prepared by world-beating chefs. Whatever your tastes and budget, one of the companies below will have the dinner cruise for you (and your beloved).

Bateaux-Mouches

How much? €99 or €148 (depending on menu)
When? 8.30pm (check website for dates)
How long? Two hours fifteen minutes
Where? Boarding and drop-off at Pont de l'Alma
Other options? Lunch cruises on weekends
Phone 01 42 25 96 10

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Bateaux Parisiens

How much? €69-€205 (depends on option)
When? Several times daily
How long? Depends on option
Where? Boarding and drop-off at foot of Eiffel Tower
Other options? Various themed dinner and lunch cruises


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Calife

Calife

How much? €67 or €108 (depending on menu)
When? Daily 9pm
How long? Two hours
Where? Boarding and drop-off at Pont des Arts
Other options? Lunch cruise on weekends
Phone 01 43 54 50 04

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Marina de Paris

How much? €59-€64 (wine €19; champagne €33)
When? Daily 6.45 and 9.15
How long? Depends on option
Where? Boarding and drop-off near Musée d'Orsay
Other options? Lunch cruises
Phone 01 43 43 40 30

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Paris en Scène

How much? €45 (€35 kids)
When? Several times daily
How long? One hour fifteen minutes
Where? Boarding and drop-off at Quai de Grenelle
Other options? Brunch cruise on Sundays
Phone 01 41 41 90 70


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Vedettes de Paris

How much? €90 (€35 kids)
When? Daily 9:15pm
How long? Two hours
Where? Boarding and drop-off near Musée d'Orsay
Other options? Champagne cruise, Snacking cruise & more…
Phone 01 44 18 19 50

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VIP Paris

How much? €97.50 (€130 open booking)
When? 8pm (check website for dates)
How long? Two hours forty-five minutes
Where? Boarding and drop-off at Quai de la Rapée (at Eiffel Tower for extra €40)
Other options? No
Phone 01 44 68 06 38

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Yachts de Paris

How much? €205-€255 (depending on menu)
When? 8.30pm daily
How long? Two hours forty-five minutes
Where? Boarding and drop-off at Quai Henri IV
Other options? No
Phone 01 44 54 14 71


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Where to bring your better half…

Hotels for couples

Plot your perfect city break to Paris with the help of our guide to the city's most romantic pieds-à-terre. These gorgeous hotels deliver exclusive love nests, luxury suites and quirky hideaways to suit all budgets – and we've tried and tested them all, so can testify to their amorous overtones... Luxury Saint James Paris Located a 20 minute walk from the Champs Elysées, the Saint-James Paris is an elegant 19th-century building in its own private garden. Spa facilities are available on site.All the air-conditioned rooms and suites have a refined decor and offer free Wi-Fi internet access. A flat-screen TV and minibar are available in each.Breakfast can be enjoyed in guests' rooms each morning. Guests are invited to relax in the hotel's library bar or enjoy a meal in a gourmet restaurant with a terrace.Relaxation activities available at the hotel include massage and steam bath treatments. Additional services available include luggage storage and for a supplement an airport shuttle. Hôtel Bourg Tibourg The Bourg Tibourg has the same owners as Hôtel Costes and the same interior decorator - but don't expect this jewellery box of a boutique hotel to look like a miniature replica. Aside from its enviable location in the heart of the Marais and its fashion-pack fans, here it's all about Jacques Garcia's neo-Gothic-cum-Byzantine decor – impressive and imaginative. Scented candles, mosaic-tiled bathrooms and luxurious fabrics in rich colours create the perfect escape. There's no resta

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By: Time Out editors

Romantic restaurants in Paris

There can be a lot of pressure to make an evening out in Paris especially romantic and memorable – and finding the perfect restaurant is a particularly difficult choice in a city also famed for its cuisine (but not its customer service).Our picks below are our favourtie, tried and tested venues for romantic evenings à deux, whatever your budget. Think we've missed a great romantic restaurant? Let us know in the comments box below. Splurge La Tour d'Argent This Paris institution is regaining its lustre following the death of aged owner Claude Terrail in 2006. In the kitchen, Breton-born Stéphane Haissant has brought a welcome creative touch to the menu, bringing in unique dishes such as a giant langoustine dabbed with kumquat purée and surrounded by lightly scented coffee foam. But he also shows restraint, as in duck (the house speciality) with cherry sauce and a broad bean flan... Verjus American team Braden Perkins and Laura Adrian started out in Paris running a well-regarded supper club, ‘Hidden Kitchen’, so it's little surprise that Verjus – opened in 2012 after rave reviews paved the way for a full-blown restaurant – hasn’t quite lost its word-of-mouth feel. You reach the small, stylish dining room through an unmarked iron gate on the Rue de Richelieu, up some well-worn steps and through a plain grey-painted door... Le Sergent Recruteur In a modern-day gastronomic and architectural fairy tale, avant-garde Spanish designer Jaime Hayón and chef Antonin Bonnet, formerly of M

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