Seeing a city from a boat can give you a whole other perspective. In Paris Bateaux Mouches is the best way to do it.
If you’ve ever dreamt about sailing through Paris with a glass of wine to your left and the Eiffel Tower to your right whilst been serenaded by a beautiful singer then this is for you.
We were shown on board to our table where we were given a map of the route and all the major landmarks we would pass throughout lunch.
We had a beautiful sunny day for it so we got settled in and started taking in the passing scenery.
It wasn’t long before we were presented with our starters.
Soft boiled egg with smoked duck fillet and crisp green veg.
The rest of us went for lightly seared Bonito fish with avocado, artichokes and a sesame vinaigrette. So good.
Oh hey there..
looking Dame fine, both of you!
We had different wines paired with each course and our waiter told us a little bit about the landmarks as we sailed past them.
Shockingly we didn’t buy either of these photos..
can you believe it! (We can, Mum said mine was the worst…Thanks! haha).
No time to dwell, more food arrived.
Sea Bream with basil pesto which was so delicious.
Roast chicken with mash and a rosemary jus.
Herb crusted saddle of lamb.
One thing I realised from all my pictures..there are a lot of bridges which cross the Seine, 37 to be exact.
When in France..
a rather smelly cheese of the day
We were serenaded for the afternoon by a beautiful singer.
The Eiffel Tower, perfectly paired with dessert
Vanilla cream puff with chocolate sauce.
All that chocolate though!
Itakuja chocolate cream pot with a chocolate and orange financier cake.
I took it upon myself to try them all and I can confirm they were all delicious. I’d say Dad’s was my favourite though.
Okay, so the one thing I feel really silly for not knowing is that there is a Replica Statue of Liberty in Paris! I genuinely had no idea that she was there.
Well I never!
I’m sure you’re all very familiar with her American counterpart. Well this replica was given to the city of Paris in 1889 by the Parisian community in America to mark the centennial of the French Revolution. It celebrates the Franco-American relationship.
A little French macaroon to finish off with..
We ended our river cruise outside on the deck taking in the views.
The whole experience was so much fun. I was a bit unsure about it all beforehand but I was totally blown away. The food was amazing, the waiters were so charming and it definitely made sailing on the Seine that little bit more special!